district in Northeast, Vietnam

Co To Island is in Quang Ninh province in Northern Vietnam.

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Hong Van beach on Co To Island

Co To island is an archipelago located in the Gulf of Tonkin, including a large Co To Island, a small Co islands, the island of Thanh Lam, Tran and countless islands and small island. Besides swimming, visitors travel there to visit natural forests, lighthouses, parks and memorial statues of Ho Chi Minh, wharf, fishing village, the bay, natural rocky

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Most people come to Co To without a tour. Boat is the only way to get in Co To. The boat starts from Cai Rong town (Van Don - Quang Ninh).Boat will run through the Bai Tu Long Bay, to pass to Quan Lan Island and come to Co To island, each trip takes 3-3½ hr depending on the weather.

Due to the military presence on the island, a permit is required to stay on the island. The permit needs to be acquired in Ha Long city beforehand. If you arrive without a permit you will either be expected to pay a fine or be sent back to the mainland. (This information does not apply to Vietnamese nationals.)

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Rent a motorbike to discover the island.

  • Van Chai beach: white sandy beach, blue sea
  • The light house: On the highest mount in Main Coto island
  • Rock Garden. 1 km from town centre. Most beautiful place in main coto sign.
  • Lion Mount: on the sea. Between Small coto and Xoi island

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  • Sightseeing on beach in sunrise & sunset.
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure in forest

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  • Coto Lodge Mini Hotel. USD20-32. Next to the sea. Seaview restaurant.
  • Homestay in Coto island. About USD20-25/per room/per night
  • Camping with Hai Chau Co To Travel Company on beach.
  • Coto Eco Homestay USD15-25. Staying with local family

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