About 17 km northeast of Vinh you'll find the Vietnamese beach vacation spot of Cua Lo.
There's some fine beach here, a bit reminiscent of the beaches around Da Nang, and of course, a long line of sea food restaurants to choose from. Unfortunately all the accommodation is on the inland side of the beach road.
This whole stretch of Vietnam's north central coast is lined with beach after beach, but, perhaps due to the cooler weather, they lack the popularity of the beaches further south -- especially among foreign travellers, who pretty much bar the entire region.
There's nothing wrong with the beaches here, but yes, the water is cooler than the glistening waters off Phu Quoc Island.
We wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit here, but if you happen to be in Vinh anyway (from where, in the opinion of one of our writers, just about anywhere is an improvement), and you hear the sea beckoning, don't hesitate to make a day-trip or overnight out of it.
It's a virtual ghost town in the winter months, but in summer things really pick up, and the spot is well-known for it's massage parlours and prostitutes. But, as seedy beach towns go, its hardly Patong beach, and a beach is a beach.
The beach road is called Binh Minh, and few of the hotels go by any specific street addresses. Towards the upper end of the beach is a distinctive circular arch that makes for a good reference point. The road heading west from here leads nowhere in particular, but about 700 metres up on the north side, you'll find the post office, which also has cheap and convenient internet services.
There's is a Vietcombank ATM on the beach side of the road across from the Hoa Dong Tien Hotel, a kilometre or so south of the arch.
Post Office (Buu Cuc Cua Lo): 700 metres west of the arch, Cuo Lo. T: (0383) 824 105. Open daily: 07:00 to 21:30.
Text and/or map last updated on 21st August, 2009.
Get orientated with a map of Cua Lo, Vietnam
Cua Lo reviews
Backchat from the Travelfish community
Not a soul has had a thing to say about this place -- why don't you get the ball rolling?
Have your say
You need to be logged in to add a review.
Not a member? you can join here.
Jump to a destination
- Hot spots
- Hanoi & surrounds
- Northwest Vietnam
- North Central Vietnam
- Central Vietnam
- Central Highlands
- South Central Vietnam
- Saigon & surrounds
- Mekong Delta
From the blogs
8:21 pm, 24 May 2013
3:48 am, 21 May 2013
3:36 am, 20 May 2013
9:34 pm, 18 May 2013
10:23 pm, 17 May 2013
1:15 am, 16 May 2013
1:28 am, 12 May 2013
9:52 pm, 10 May 2013
6:11 am, 10 May 2013
8:38 am, 8 May 2013
Travelfish on Facebook
Sign up for Travelfish Burp!
Our weekly wrap on Southeast Asian travel.
Click here to see a recent newsletter.