If being on Cat Ba Island, you should never miss immersing yourself in the cool water of Cat Co 1 beach.
Cat Ba Island, the neighborhood of Halong Bay, has been internationally famous for its enthralling scenery and growing tourism. On the island, lots of places are available for sightseeing, relaxing, and having fun. One of those is Cat Co 1, 2, 3 beaches.
The beach lies in Cat Co cove, which is a complex of the 3 beaches respectively named Cat Co 1, 2, and 3. Among them, Cat Co 1 is the largest and most beautiful, hence the crowdest of all. Each year, thousands of tourists come here during their vacation to lay themselves on the white sand, immerse themselves in the cool water, and take part in many water sports.
Cat Co 1 Beach: beautiful but crowded
On spending your vacation on Cat Co 1 Beach, you will be served with extraordinarily beautiful scenery that is made of mountains, sea, and sand. Here, the mountains are green with various kinds of plants, making the air nice fresh and cool, Besides, the sea is calm with crystal-clear water that is so relaxing to immerse in. And the last but not least, the wide expanse of sand on Cat Co 1 beach is clean, bright white, plus in summer, so warm that you can lie on it anytime. Therefore, you can have a chance to swim, sightsee, and take some pictures of the stunning scenery.
Besides, a lot of water sports are available. These include kayaking, jet-skiing, and surfing. On coming to Cat Co 1, you can choose one of the sports to take part in with your friends and family. By kayaking, getting around Lan Ha Bay, and admiring the sceneries of islands and caves will be an unforgettable experience. If choosing jet-skiing, you can enjoy the sea wind, and blue sky but don’t go too far. If not, then surfing will your choice. As Cat Co 1 Beach is not so sloppy, surfing is not dangerous and suitable for beginners.
After a day of relaxing on the beach, you can drop by one of the restaurants nearby to have an appetizing meal with different kinds of fresh seafood. Dishes that you have to try include fishes, crabs, shrimps, and especially horseshoe crabs.
Cat Co 1 beach
Cat Co 1 Beach is between Cat Co 2 and Cat Co 3, and quite close to Cat Ba Town, so to get to it is just a piece of cake. The best way is to walk to the beach. You can just walk about 450 m uphill to reach it. Alternatively, hiring an electric car is suggested for a group of 4 to 5 people including kids.
As Cat Co 1 is almost the main beach on Cat Ba Island, you can stay in hotels nearby to get around conveniently. Those recommended include Flamingo Cat Ba Beach Resort (about 0,6 km from Cat Co 1), Draco Cat Ba QK3 (0,5 km), Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa (0,2 km), etc.
While Cat Co 1 is vibrant and crowded with tourists from all around the world, the neighboring Cat Co 2 Beach is to some extent calmer and more tranquil, ideal for those who just want to be alone, refresh after days of living in the bustling urban.
Surrounded by a green mountain, Cat Co 2 is a pretty small beach in Cat Co Cove and is a bit harder to access than its two neighbors. Though small, the beach boasts visually stunning scenery that can’t be seen elsewhere. It has made Cat Co 2 one of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia. On coming here during your vacation, you can have a chance to admire the magnificent evergreen mountains, the emerald water, the diamond white sand, and many gorgeous tourism spots nearby such as Lan Ha Bay, Trai Tim Island, Hon Guoc Island, etc. Imagine yourself lying on the sand, tanning your skin or immerse in the cool water, and climbing to the top of the mountain to see the whole area. How great the experience is!
Cat Co 2 Beach
As Cat Co 2 beach is farther from the town than the others, it is not commonly known by many tourists, thus welcome a small number of them each year, which will give you a private and peaceful time to enjoy your trip. Here, there are few activities like kayaking, jet skiing, or surfing, so if you are looking forward to joining in those, Cat Co 2 beach may not be an ideal place.
Besides relaxing on the clean white sand, or immerse in cool water, you can have a chance to eat the fresh seafood. Fishes, crabs, shrimps, etc. all are found in restaurants nearby. If you want something extremely fresh and clean, get to Cat Ba market where many types of seafood are sold. You can buy ones and have some restaurant cook them right away to have a delicious meal. As Cat Ba Market is quite near Cat Co 2 Beach (about 1 km), hiring an electric car to bring you to the beach, then to the market will be a good idea. Alternatively, you can try walking with your friends and family.
In Cat Ba Islands, hotels surrounding Cat Co 2 Beach include Flamingo Cat Ba Beach Resort (right in the Cat Co 2 area), Wyndham Grand Flamingo, Draco Cat Ba QK3 (about 0,5 km from Cat Co 2), Hôtel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery (about 0,6 km), Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa (0,2 km), Cat Ba Beach Resort (about 0,3 km), etc. Among them, you can choose one to stay in during your vacation. These are also pretty close to Cat Co 1 and 3, so getting around is convenient.
Along the Eastern coast of Cat Ba Island run the stunning Cat Co Cove, of which Cat Co 3 beach is located to the South. Here, you can have your own time to relax, enjoy the refreshment, and having fun.
Cat Co 3 beach, unlike its two neighbors, boasts a modern beauty as it is the closest to Cat Ba town and is surrounded by many hotels, especially Flamingo Cat Ba Resort, which has been famous as one of the best on Cat Ba Island. As a result, tourist services around the beach are quite developed and professional. Just by booking a tour, you will be served from A to Z. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you choose to stay around Cat Co 3, in such hotels as Sea Pearl Cat Ba, Wyndham Grand Flamingo Cat Ba Resort, Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa,…
Cat Co 3 beach
From those, you can get to Cat Co 3 Beach by either walking without friends or hiring an electric car. Usually, walking is recommended as it is fun but costs nothing.
On Cat Co 3 Beach, many activities are offered. You can take part in the basic ones such as swimming, sunbathing, or some water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, skiing, etc. All are available for you to enjoy. If you are a newbie to these, don’t worry as there are always instructors that will teach you how to scuba dive, snorkel, or surf; plus, the seawater here is calm, suitable for you. Besides, if you are not a fan of energetic activities, let’s book a tour to discover the beauty of the mountains on Cat Ba Island. You will find many interesting plants as well as animals. Especially, on getting to the top of the mountain, you can get a panoramic view of Cat Ba Island. Seas, beaches, sands, caves, all look like masterpieces, being saw downward. Remember to bring along a camera or at least your phone as you don’t want to miss those stunning sceneries.
After a day of immersing yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of Cat Co 3 Beach, you can drop in some of the restaurants nearby to enjoy the delicious seafood. Fishes, crabs, shrimps, all are garden-fresh and clean.
Especially, at night, after dinner, you can, with your friends or family, take a walk along the shore, which will be very fun as it allows you to enjoy the sea wind, admire the starry night of Cat Co 3 beach.
Above are all of the suggestions about Cat Co 1, 2, 3 beaché for you to have a great experience in Cat Ba Island. For more detailed information, please contact us through our website bestpricetravel.com or call (+84) 4 3624-9007.
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