Co To Island is an archipelago located to the east of Van Don Island, Quang Ninh Province. The administrative name is Co To District with an area of 47.3 km2 and a population of more than 4,985 people. Co To Island is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Gulf of Tonkin, with white sand, blue sea, and extremely attractive tourist activities. Co To Island is also known as the only place that Uncle Ho agreed to erect his statue when he visited the island in 1961.
When coming to Co To Island, tourists can participate in many interesting activities, such as swimming, sightseeing, admiring the scenery, mountain climbing… Co To Island has many beautiful beaches, including 2 famous places: Hong Van beach and Van Chay, not far from the center of Co To town. The beach in Co To is spacious, with fine white sand stretching, clear sea water, and especially the water always has a deep blue color when reflecting the sun.
When coming to the island, tourists can also visit the small islands around Co To, such as Co To Con Island, Ba Dinh Con Islet, Chan Kieng Islet… Each island has its own beauty, pristine and peaceful. Tourists can rent a kayak or sailboat to explore these islands, or participate in underwater games such as coral diving, fishing, rowing…
Co To Island also has many historical and cultural sightseeing spots, such as Uncle Ho’s monument, Co To lighthouse, the love road, Co To museum… Tourists can learn about the history, culture, life of the island people, or watch the sunrise and sunset on the island, or enjoy a BBQ party on the beach.
Co To Island is an indispensable destination when traveling to Ha Long – Quang Ninh. This place will bring you wonderful experiences with many attractive and interesting activities. Coming to Co To Island, you will feel the beauty of the paradise of Vietnam’s islands – A stopover that you will not regret in your journey to discover Ha Long.