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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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  • Nice to see this island. A lot of restaurants, clean and friendly. There are also much hotels with a good price.  more »
  • Clean, tidy, quiet. Surprised of the few stars ... Not far from the sea and among other hotels
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  • Feeling bittersweet, not by the Bay, our impression is that try to collect the minimum possible effort, taking advantage of tourists without taking care of it. It's worth see halong for cat ba for the price but they have a lot to learn in terms of attention refers.
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Where to stay in Cat Ba

Though the archipelago as a whole has a reputation for being less touristy than the areas to the north, you wouldn't be able to tell as much by seeing the main town of Cat Ba. The town represents the most popular place to stay, with a number of budget hotels lining the waterfront, and some more exclusive resorts set a short way out of town, filling the space with pools, spas, and restaurants. Many people come here as part of a tour, so accommodations will already be arranged. Some tour boats bring visitors to the hotels on Cat Ba, while others lay anchor for the night, with guests sleeping in cosy cabins aboard the ship.
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