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Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba

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Explore the nature and local life on Cat Ba Island, the largest island of the Cat Ba Archipelago and home to a diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystem. A national park covers half of the island's surface, where tropical limestone forests, karsts, mangroves, coral reefs, emerald lagoons, and hidden caves harbor indigenous animal and plant life. Visit the small communities living on floating fishing villages to learn about their way of life, traditions, customs, and cuisine. Besides discovering the island by land, you can take a ferryboat or rent a kayak to discover secluded areas and look for adventures. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Cat Ba holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cat Ba Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Amazing place. So much natural beauty and friendly people. Will be completely ruined as a tourist destination if nothing is done about the trash in the water and the attitudes of locals. The community...  more »
  • Cat ba is a beautiful oasis from the bustle as well as hustle of Halong Bay and also Hanoi. It is very low key with only a few of shorelines near to the Cat BA Town along with a resort strip down the ...  more »
  • The island is lovely with 3 beachs and nice Lan Ha bay, queit place, freindly local people a here, we will come back  more »
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  • Cat ba is a beatifull island, with a very freindly klimat (March 23c average ), lokal people are friendly and hard working ones. Prices are very low here from accomodation to food and bewerages. One need to be carefull when dealing travel agencies. You can easaly pay to much for trips to sourandings attractions. It is much cheaper just to go to the harbour and buy tickets to lokal islands. Cat ba is under development. In another words they are still learning. Small missunderstandings can happed but this is what is the most charming about it. They are not greedy here. At the moment they are building some big resorts here and it can be noisy with trafic. I have not met one unfriendly person even do they are generaly not good to talk english. There is something for everyone here, backpackers can find cheap hostels, ordinary travellers can get much for money and enjoy.
  • We had an excellent cruise with Indochine Junk in Lan Ha bay and Halong
  • Cat ba island is the beautiful place, a lot of see foods and the prices are reasonable.
  • One of the most beautiful places i have ever been. You must take kayak to explore the bay. A lot of seafood.
  • Beautiful island. Still very raw and untouched. Restaurants and hotels are very affordable. Rent a bike for 4$ and explore this magical place!
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