Cat Ba Island – Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba Island – Cat Ba National Park

 


Location: 50km from Hai Phong, 45 minutes by hydrofoil from Hai Phong, or 3 hours by car from Hai Phong, or 4 hours by boat from Ha Long via Ha Long Bay.

Characteristics:
Belonging to Ha Long natural system, with an area of 356 square km wide, Cat Ba is the largest island in the Cat Ba Archipelago that bears both land and marine areas and has a high biodiversity encompassing forested zones, coastal mangrove, fresh water swamps, numerous lakes, waterfalls and 350 limestone outcrops adjacent to Ha Long. On the boat ride reaching to this oasis, tourists can get the chance to contemplate the spectaculars of Ha Long Bay, with stopovers for swimming, visiting beautiful karsts and enjoying fresh seafood.
In the heart of the island, Cat Ba National Park possesses the largest area of tropical virgin forests in Vietnam. It is home to more than 20 species of mammals, 69 species of birds, 745 species of plants and 20 species of reptiles and amphibians.
For sea lovers who seek relaxation and peacefulness in the embrace of emerald seas, the island opens its arms with Cat Vang beach and Cat Co Beach, where mountains look like a throne holding a marvelous sandy beach. 
The small and ancient town can satisfy the desire of gaining authentically local cultural experiences, with clusters of fishing boats and inspiring sunsets across the harbor. Visitors can check out the catch of the day in the early morning, see cuttlefish dried over hot charcoals, or stroll around the old town.

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