- Location: Co To, Quang Ninh
- Best for: Family, couple, solo
- Entrance: Free
- Hours: All hours
- Distance to city center: 47.5km (29.5 mi)
Lying to the east of Quang Ninh Province, Co To Island conjures a dreamy paradise with smooth patches of white sand, crystal clear waters, amazing resting places under rustling palm trees. The archipelago is clustered by around 50 ravishing islands which are home to roughly 1500 households and 6000 inhabitants. Also in the proximity of Halong Bay (only about 9km), Co To Island captivates more and more connoisseurs and becomes a new potential tourist draw in Quang Ninh Province.
Weather and best time to visit Co To Island
Co To Island has a tropical climate characterized by a hot and humid summer and a cool and dry winter. The average temperature is 23 Celcius Degree with a peak of 32 Celcius Degree in summer. Many tourists love to soak up luminous aquamarine waters with coral reefs flourish during March and April while others prefer the mild, temperate weather of Co To Island in September and October. Generally, these are the two busiest times of Co To Island in the year.
How to transfer to Co To Island from Hanoi?
Many hourly buses from My Dinh or Luong Yen Bus Station through the new Highway make the journey between Hanoi and Quang Ninh in just 3 hours. Once you arrive in Van Don or Cai Rong Port, embark on a ferry or speedboat to Co To Island. It should take you approximately 1.5 hours and the total transfer time from Hanoi to Co To Island is 4-6 hours.
Alternatively, direct buses from Hanoi to Co To Island are also ubiquitous namely VietKite Travel 46-seater bus departing from Hanoi Opera House and Cau Giay Park.
Best attractions in Co To Island
Besides gleaming beaches and diverse marine creatures, Co To Island has an abundance of mesmerizing attractions.
Co To Lighthouse
Set on the top of a mountain, a few kilometers from Co To Town, Co To Lighthouse is the highest point of the island where offers panoramic views. The lighthouse was built in the 1800s and surrounded by lush tropical forests.
Cau My Rock Reef
Co To Island drips with natural beauty and Cau My Rock is one of the most romantic spots worth traveling for. It has a unique shape like a mouse tail overlooking the blue sea, creating stunning photoshoots for couples.
Hong Van Beach
If you’re dreaming of beach hopping, Hong Van Beach never goes wrong. Away from the tourist hub, Hong Van Beach is untouched and extremely pristine. This is an ideal place for a leisure walk and sunbathing in the sunshine.
The remote Co To Island is brimming with various forms of accommodations namely bungalows, cottages, guesthouses, and homestays. Some popular lodgings there are Homestay Cong Anh, Co To Starlight Boutique Hotel, Co To Life-Mini Resort, Cuong Thinh Homestay, and Homestay Co To Haki.