Co To Island

Co To Island is among the pristine beauties in Vietnam. It is located in Quang Ninh province.

How to get to Co To island?

From Hanoi you can take a bus to Van Don at Luong Yen or My Dinh station every one hour from the morning to 5.30 pm. Or you can also catch a later bus at Ha Long or Cam Pha station, and then get on a Mong Cai bus near the Bai Chay bridge to reach the Cua Ong market. In the morning, tourists can take a boat to Thanh Lam Island, a small island close to Co To by trekking.

It will take about 3 hours by boat from Cai Rong town, Van Don island District, 150 km from Ha Long. The Quang Ninh province has along with natural beauty, the area offers a wealth of economic opportunities and a rich culture to explore .Co To Island includes 40 large and small islands and comprises three main islands- Co To, Thanh Lan and Tran along with three main beautiful beaches and other smaller unnamed ones.

From the Co To wharf you can easily see a 15km beach stretching to the end of the island. It’s commonly called uncle Ho beach and is the most popular among islanders. The beach is deserted and clean with white sands and blue water as clear as crystal.

Co To sea is beautiful both the day and by night, at sunlight and sun sunset, bright moon and dime moon. Beaches in Co To Island are very clean and beautiful with white sands and blue water. Sea attraction is both the long, pristine beach near the residential area but and the green pine forest and a paved road along the shore. It is an ideal place to walk at sunset. Another attraction of Co To island is the abundance of seafood such as shrimps and culture fish at very cheap price.

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Hong Van is the second beach and is about 8km from the town, Hong Van beach is considered as the most beautiful one. It has fresh air and a sense of huge, open space. Little lanes pass through green fields and suddenly curve toward the beach. Besides, the Thach lam island acts as a wind break, and helps keep Hong Van calm and peaceful. Hong Van beach is also commonly known as Hom Trinh Sat.

And the final beach in the island is the small Van Chat, which is located at the end of the island. After you pass through the small path of the island, you will reach this beach.  It is regarded the ideal place for a beautiful view in the morning.

From large Co To Island, you can discover many beautiful things. On the mountain 5 km away from the town lies an imposing lighthouse, the highest point of the island. The pathway from the foot to the light house is deserted and difficult to negotiate, with rough stones. From the balcony of the light house, you can see a panorama of the spectacular green island of Co To, the farthest inhabited island form the mainland. That’s why wildlife adventure lovers often camp here. At the weekend, you can also spend a day to explore this pristine island in your trip. Thanh Lam Island is nearer and is surrounded with white sandy beach. On the island oranges is a specialty harvest. During harvest time, the island turns a splendid orange yellowish color.

Take a walk on the romantic beaches, bathe in the blue water, go fishing and see coral reefs from aboard a ship. On this island you can also hike, bike and scuba dive in the deep blue waters.

Come to Co To island, come back to the pristine nature!

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