Co To Island – Vietnam’s heaven on earth

Co To has long been known as one of the top islands in Northern Vietnam. With endless blue sea and sky, this place usually makes its visitors feel like they’re getting lost in heaven. It’s dreamy beauty and romantic scenery that make Co To the best Vietnam tour for couples during their honeymoon.

Let’s find out what we need to know for a 3-day-2-night tour in Co To.

Means of transport

From Hanoi, you can take a bus to Cua Ong in My Dinh station. With the price per ticket around 200.000 VND, it takes you 4 hours to get there. You will get off in Nga Ba Van Don (Bai Chay) then take a local bus or taxi to move to Cai Rong port.

In Cai Rong port, you can choose to buy either wooden boat ticket or speedboat ticket. It usually costs 110.000 VND per one for the former and 200.000 for the later.

Once you are in Co To, you can hire a motorbike to commute or just call a taxi or a motorbike-taxi.

Where to stay?

It’s very easy to find a hostel in the downtown with reasonable price. However, the electricity here is often cut off at the weekend, so you should book your hostel early to get the best place in which there’s no power cut.

Besides, local people also provide their houses as a homestay for tourist with the price of 300.000 VND per night for 4 people.

Co To sandy beach

Co To sandy beach

Where to go?

In 3 days, there are the whole bunch of destinations for you to explore. Out of all the attractions, there are 4 ones that you cannot miss when you come to Co To.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse of Co To is one of 30 “night sea’s eyes” working along Vietnamese territory. To get to the Lighthouse, you must get over sloping bends and climb through 72 stairs. From the high top, you can broaden your vision see everything on this rustic but beautiful island.

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

Hong Van beach

Out of natural beaches in Co To that can blow your busy mind, Hong Van is the most beautiful. Located in the East of Co To Island, Hong Van is very peaceful with just little waves and slight wind from the sea. This brings the very relaxing feeling to every tourist, making them not want to leave this picturesque scenery.

Love road

Among Northern Vietnam tours, Co To is the only place that has a “love road”. Just hearing the name can also make you feel how romantic this place is, especially for those who are in love. The road lasts over 2 km along the beaches and is located just 100 meters from the downtown. With red tiles, long rows of green trees, blue sea and golden sunbeam, this attraction is just like a colorful picture with lively sounds from nature.

Love road

Love road

Co To Con island

As an uninhabited island, Co To Con is the most attractive destinations in Co To due to its natural and wild beauty. Co To Con is just 1 kilometer away from Co To. You can rent a boat to get there with the price of 600.000-800.000 VND for 12 people. Sleeping in tents on the beach is available and really worth experiencing if you go there.

Co To con island

Co To con island