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Introduction

Coto island is located in the Quang Ninh province in Vietnam. Many people know Halong Bay or Cat Ba island but Coto island is rarely less well known.

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Getting There

By Boat

From Van Don, Cai Rong port, you can take a boat to go to Coto. After about 4 hours, you will reach Coto island.

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Getting Around

By Motorbike

You can hire a motorbike from the local people to discover the island.

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Eat

The best food here is seafood. You can buy it in the morning market for very low prices. In the evening you can have a BBQ, for example in the Uy Thanh restaurant.

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Sleep

  • Coto Lodge
  • Coto island guest house

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Keep Connected

Internet

Highspeed internet connections are plentiful throughout Vietnam, although naturally more so in the cities.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Vietnam's international dialing code is +84. To call to other countries from Vietnam, start with 00, followed by the international number, usually without the first 0. International and domestic phone calls are available in almost every hotel or internet café. International phone charges are high in Vietnam and hotels often add a mark up fee so it is smart to always check the rates before dialling. Public phones require phone cards, which are available at post offices.

Some common and useful phone codes are:

  • 00 - International call prefix
  • 110 - Operator
  • 113 - Police
  • 114 - Fire Department
  • 115 - Medical Aid/Ambulance
  • 116 - Directory Assistance
  • 1080 - Information

Post

Vietnam Post is the government owned national postal service of Vietnam. Services are generally fairly reliable, cheap but not overly fast, except express services. Express Mail Service (EMS) ensures that letters and small parcels are delivered within 24-48 hours domestically. International EMS is associated with over 50 countries worldwide, with a delivery time ranging from 2 to 10 days. Regular services are cheaper but much slower. Most post offices keep much longer hours than most other official businesses, usually starting from 6:30am until 9:30pm and also open on Saturday and even Sunday. You can buy stamps here and they also offer other services like money transfers. You can also try other companies to send parcels, for example with DHL, TNT and UPS.

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