Co To Island
is about 3 hours by boat from Cai Rong Town , Van Don Island
District, 150km from Halong 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. Trinh Sat Beach is typical with white sands and
blue water as clear as crystal.
The 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 CoTo island, 70 metres above sea
Large Co To Island 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.
From 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.
Charming landscape with fresh air make Co To become an
attractive place for visitors who are keen on exploring.
Tours to Co To: Co
To Island 4 days