Co To Island - Green Island - Halong Junk Cruises

Co To Island – Green Island

Cô Tô Island located around 60 kilometers from the Cái Rồng Port, Cô Tô has over the past several years become a popular destination to tourists who want an escape from the noise and pollution in cities.

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(Co To Island, clean, clear and fresh)

Cô Tô Island District comprises three main islands – Cô Tô, Thanh Lân, and Trần – and smaller ones and covers 4, 000 square meters. Local residents, mostly migrants from northern provinces, live in only two communes and a small town. Living standards on the islands are much higher. The islanders now have access to electricity supply and asphalted roads, decent homes, automobiles and a crowded commercial town.

More and more people have come there for the love of nature, thus giving a much-needed boost to tourism. Starting from the Cái Rồng Port in the morning with tender breezes, visitors can spend an hour and a half to sail on the Bái Tử Long Bay where has mountainous sceneries like hundreds of baby dragons were sleeping on a giant green carpet. Then, travelers pass through the Đôi entrance to begin an unforgettable journey circled by the sea.

Next they leave the boat on the Cô Tô island, some 500 meters from the center of Cô Tô District, to come to a local guest-house on busy streets with Uncle Hồ’s statue, markets and restaurants.

The attraction is not only known for a long, clear beach near the residential area but also for a green pine forest and a tiled road along the shore where locals love to take a walk at sunset.

For local residents, the best way to explore every corner of the islands is to hire a motorbike and a destination which should not be missed is the solar-powered Cô Tô lighthouse on the peak of a mountain not far from the town. Travelers can reach there through a winding road under the shade of the trees. From the lighthouse balcony, visitors can get a panoramic view of the mountains and the horizon.

Another place of interest is the Bắc Vàn military port, around 20 minutes from the lighthouse. Bắc Vàn Beach is known for the different kinds of coral that the authorities are trying to conserve.

CoTo2(Green beauty of Co To Island)

Cô Tô Island has two beautiful beaches: Vàn Chải and Hồng Vàn. Vàn Chải and Hồng Vàn are the two must-see beaches in Cô Tô. Vàn Chải Beach is still unspoiled and tourists can relax and play in the big waves and stay overnight in small bungalows while Hồng Vàn beach is always quiet with small waves. Therefore, it is said that Cô Tô Island’s beaches are the perfect spot for beachgoers looking for somewhere relatively untouched.

You should make research on the Internet to choose the best Halong cruises when visiting this location.

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