Exploring Phu Quy Island, Binh Thuan

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The first impression when travelers come here is very wild scenery and almost no contact with professional tourism services. Therefore, Phu Quy is gradually becoming a hot name in the minds of travelers loving Vietnam group tours.

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Phu Quy Island- the ideal destination for those who love the island

Phu Quy is one of the beautiful islands not to be missed in best tours in Vietnam. It is far from Phan Thiet city center about 56 miles. Phu Quy Island is known as Cu Lao Thu or Cu Lao Khoai Xu with the area of nearly 16,4 square kilometer in Binh Thuan province.

The best time to travel to Phu Quy Island in Vietnam group tours is from December to June. At this time, the sea is quite calm and blue, so those who are seasick will also reduce the discomfort when moving by boat to here.

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The sun is falling down on Phu Quy Harbor

No one visits the sea without watching the sunset. However, when coming to Phu Quy, although everybody has no reason or plan, visitors cannot take their eyes off the sunset in this place. There are many beautiful spots on the island such as Ngu Phung Embankment, Thuy Nai Palace, Trieu Duong Bay.

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The sunset in Phu Quy Island

There are not many tourist destinations where local people are happy to welcome visitors as in Phu Quy Island, and visitors will soon realize this as soon as you step into the territory of the island. Many visitors who have visited the island have the same opinion that the people in Phu Quy Island are very enthusiastic and kind. The local people can bring travelers the peace of mind and much laughter. Therefore, tourists are not surprised when anybody invites you into their houses to drink water and share interesting stories on this island.

Besides, Trieu Duong Bay is a popular place with many domestic and international tourists in the Vietnam group tours. This beach is known for wide sandy beaches, clear blue water. This place suits for going picnic.

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Bewitched by the beauty of Trieu Duong Bay

Especially, the status cramped, crowded at the beach is complete without in this island. Therefore, visitors can enjoy a dip in the clear water, and watch the vast sky in the sea.

Moreover, visiting Cao Cat Mountain is one of the things to do in Vietnam for any visitors when coming here. From the top of Cao Cat Mountain, visitors will be able to see the views of the sea, mountains, villages, boats and bustling Phu Quy port.

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The majestic beauty of Cao Cat Mountain

The highlight of this place is the cliffs, which are the difference of the mountain ranges coming to the sea. Mount Cao Cat in the north of Phu Quy Island is one of the two highest mountains in the island. It is also considered by local people as a sacred mountain.

Not only attracting tourists by many beautiful beaches with clear waters, Phu Quy also has many scenic spots and temples for tourists to visit.

Van An Thanh is located on a white sand beach in Trieu Duong village, Tam Thanh commune, Phu Quy district. At present, Van An Thanh preserved nearly 100 skeletons including whales, leatherback turtles. This can be considered an oceanographic museum with the rich collection of whales.

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The whale skeleton in Van An Thanh

Linh Son Pagoda is quite spacious with many unique architectural items, which is harmonious with the natural beauty. This temple plays a very important role in the spiritual life of people on Phu Quy Island. Linh son Pagoda is the spiritual support for the fishermen before going to sea.

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Mountain cliffs have an impressive shape on Linh Son Pagoda

From Long Hai Commune, visitors can easily reach the foot of the Cao Cat Mountain and walk the stone steps to the Linh Son Pagoda.

Moreover, when coming here, visitors can learn about the shrimp farming, aquaculture of fishermen. In addition, travelers can explore many beautiful islands such as Hon Tranh, Hon Trung, Hon Do, and enjoy the delicious fresh seafood.

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Enjoy the delicious fresh seafood in Phu Quy Island

Thinking Of Vietnam Group Tours? Head For The Coto Islands!

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At this time, you may start to plan a summer trip as a self-reward for hard-working days. Going by yourself is easy, but things get more complicated if you travel with friends or family because people have different interests! In that case, Coto islands may be the solution!

Today, I’ll give a Coto travel guide and you can consider going on a group tour to the island after reading this!

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Coto island in Quang Ninh (Vietnam)

About Coto

Coto is not an individual island but in fact, it’s the name of a group of islands, or you may call it Coto archipelago. Comprised of 50 islands, Coto is home to a wide variety of species with the flora and fauna being extremely rich and diverse. Here you can find natural forests containing valuable trees that have existed for many decades. Coming to Coto islands, you’ll be amazed by the alluring beaches, crystal clear water and the blue sky. Also, Coto would please any picky eaters, because the seafood tastes unparalleled! No wonder it has been among the top islands in northern Vietnam.

So you see, Coto islands is an optimal choice when it comes to group tours in northern Vietnam. Many participants? Don’t worry as the vast Coto archipelago will cater for each of you!

Coto, an island for relaxation

Coto, an island for relaxation

What would a three-day trip to Coto be like?

Imagine that you had three days (with two nights) on Coto islands, what would you do? Here I’m providing you with an ideal schedule and hopefully, you will find it useful for your future tour.

Day 1:

Early morning: the car/bus of the tour operator picks everyone up and take you all to Cai Rong Harbour in Van Don, Quang Ninh.

To reach Coto, tourists often go on high-speed boats from Cai Rong Harbour, which takes around 1.5 hours. Or you can just go on a normal boat which will double the time.

In the afternoon, you’re already on Co To islands, a masterpiece of the Mother Nature. Now you can get your rooms which were booked in advance by the tour company. Take a rest. Go for a walk on the charming beaches. Go swimming. Enjoy beautiful sunset.

Dinner time! You’ll have a chance to taste amazing seafood of Coto, including fish, crabs, shrimps, squids, blood cockle, mussels, and so many mouth-watering local dishes. You can join in some outdoor activities with your companions as well. Have fun!

Day 2:

It’s extremely likely that the tour operator will take you to the Little Coto island, which is often considered to be one of the most attractive islands in Southeast Asia.

As an island with no residents, Little Coto impresses the visitors deeply with its untouched captivating beaches. Wooden boats are available to bring you here from the Big Coto island. On the way, you can see through the crystal clear water shoals of fish swimming around colourful coral reefs and seaweeds. You may visit Sea Lion Mount, which is called the symbol of Little Coto. Also, the stones by the beach have interesting shapes, many resemble the shape of dinosaurs.

Dinosaur-shaped stones in Coto

Dinosaur-shaped stones in Coto

Many tourists coming to the island love to get up early to go to the local market and buy fresh seafood such as squids, oysters, etc., and then bring back for their own small parties by the sea.

Or, you can choose to get to see jellyfish instead, where you and your friends will be able to see how the fishermen catch, sort and process jellyfish – a famous specialty of Coto islands. To the local residents, jellyfish is just as precious as gold because it provides them with a stable source of income that can feed a whole family.

As the day is about to end, it’s time to gather around the dining table and taste best-on-earth seafood!  Jellyfish salad, for example, is a signature delicious and nutritious dish made by mixing jellyfish with vegetables and fish sauce. A lot of people call it, “a gift from the ocean”.

Day 3:

Time to go home. Wake up early to watch the sunrise and enjoy the fresh atmosphere. After having breakfast, you’ll be taken back to Cai Rong Harbour to return to Hanoi.

In this busy days, it’s always hard to find time to travel with your loved one. Therefore, you should opt for a good destination and a reliable tour operator to make sure that your trip will be as wonderful as it can be. Good luck with your journey to Coto!