It is because they are near the Cat Ba National Park headquarters, making it an ideal combination for exploring both forests and caves.
Besides, Hoa Cuong Cave and Thien Long Cave are also attractive destinations in Cat Ba.
7. View the town from Cannon fort
Not only a historical monument, but Cannon fort is also an exciting tourist attraction in Cat Ba.
The Cannon fort is located at the top of the hill which is 177m above sea level. It had a strategically important position at the gateway to the Vietnam sea, as well as being a historical witness of the two fierce anti-French and anti-American wars.
Visiting Cannon fort, you will understand a bit more about Vietnamese history and have a majestic and poetic view of Cat Ba Island at the same time.
What is better than having a drink while watching a romantic sunset?
8. Enjoy fresh seafood
There are many places to enjoy seafood in Cat Ba.
I love wandering Cat Ba town and try out different local restaurants, but you can also buy seafood from the floating village.
The seafood here is fresh and tasty, so give it a try!
9. Cycle around Viet Hai Village
Located entirely in the middle of the sea, surrounded by mountains and the jungle of Cat Ba National Park, Viet Hai fishing village is a great place to visit on your trip to Cat Ba island.
The best things to do in Viet Hai Village are trekking to Hai Quan Hill (the highest point of Viet Hai), cycling around the village or taking pictures of ancient Vietnamese houses.
How to get to Viet Hai village?
To get there, you can rent a boat or go trekking to Viet Hai.
a) Rent a boat
If you choose to rent a boat, after arriving at the port, you can walk or cycle around the village.
You will observe the green lake, crossing a winding road while enjoying birds chirping behind the cliff. The distance of 6km from the pier to the village gate is charming and romantic.
b) Go trekking
You can buy a ticket at the Cat Ba National Park gate. With a distance of nearly 9km, you will explore the rich fauna and flora system in the primary forest of Cat Ba.
10. Go rock climbing
If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Cat Ba, you should try out rock climbing.
The most popular climbing sites are Dau Be island, Ben Beo Mountain Cliff (2 km from Cat Ba center), Ba Trai Dao Island (22 km to the south from Cat Ba).
How to get to Cat Ba island?
Cat Ba island, the pearl island of Hai Phong, is located only 30 km from the port city center Hai Phong and 25 km from Ha Long city.