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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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  • We chose cat ba to Halong Bay and we regret it. There are fewer people for the boat tours. There are some nice seen to do on the island and a few small beaches which unfortunately will lose their charms as the Asian build resorts on the beach.
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  • We went to Cat Ba for 5 days with our three kids (14, 12, 9) and had a great time. While putting two adults and three kids on a scooter would be a breeze for a Vietnamese family, we’re not that advent...  more »
  • I guess most of the Westerners was loud, quiet, low season high season in La, and the yen there goes a motorcycle exhaust is not
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  • 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!
  • Great island with lots of natural wildlife and trees. The main town is a little built up but the rest of the island is nice
  • Beautiful island. Must go !
  • Gorgeous island, friendly locals. Beautiful beaches. Rent a motorbike for $3 and tour the island!

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