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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. Before you head to Cat Ba, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cat Ba trip generator, to make sure you see all that Cat Ba has to offer, including Cat Ba Island.
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  • Great alternative to Ha Long Bay. Busy but still a lot of Island character. Locals are super friendly and great customer service. 
  • We had a great time on Catba island while cruising on a classic sailing junk Indochine in Lan Ha bay. The backdrop were amazing and pittoresque 
  • Do not stay on Halong bay. Take a boat to Cat ba. Once on the island the holiday does not necessarily reach Cat ba even take a bus but not the taxi, it will be very expensive. Once at the resort, sleep overnight on site and visit the island on a scooter and then go to the adventure of the site with one of the many tourist trip along the harbour by boat.
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