Co To island
To Island is about 3 hours by boat from
, Van Don Island District, 150km from
City. The Quang Ninh province's tourism sector has surveyed potential to
develop tourism on the island, especially eco-tourism. Co To Island
includes 40 large and small islands, of which the three largest are
large Co To, Thanh Lan and Tran.
Co To Sea is beautiful both day and night, sunrise and sunset, bright moon
and dim moon. Beaches in the large Co To Island are deserted and not
polluted by modern industrial society.
is typical with white sand and blue water as clear as crystal.
forest is also appropriate for ecotourism tours. You can walk or catch
"xe om" (motorbike taxi) to visit a lighthouse on a high
hill. It's about 10 minutes by "xe om" from centre of island
to the foot of hill, and then you'd better walk along a path to the
lighthouse. This path is about 1km and lies among pine tree forest
together with thousands of violet wild flowers. The light house is on the highest peak of the Co To island, 70 metres above sea level.
has an abundance of seafood such as shrimp, cuttle fish..., price is
very cheap. You can bring gas cooker and cook your
own meal or hire a native to cook.
large Co To Island, hiring a boat to the islands around, you will
discover things such as kinds of water sports: snorkeling,
fish stabbing... on Thanh Lan Island, oranges are a special harvested fruit. During harvest time, the island
turns a splendid orange-yellow colour.
landscape with fresh air make CoTo become an attractive place for
visitors who are keen on exploring.