Tuy Hoa

Tuy Hoa

Great beach potential

Sandwiched between two mountain passes and filled with flooded rice fields and wide lagoons, Phu Yen province is usually a blur as most travellers breeze through by train or via Highway 1A. What most passers-by don’t realise is that the province boasts 189 kilometres of undeveloped coast. Phu Yen isn’t on the radar, and perhaps that is enough to attract some curious travellers.

More on Tuy Hoa

Browse hotels in Tuy Hoa on Agoda


Provided by Travelfish partner Agoda.



The provincial capital Tuy Hoa (pronounced “twee hwa”) is usually just a one-night rest stop for those on motorbike or bicycle, and the city’s lack of tourist infrastructure and sights does little to entice anyone to stick around. Compare that to Nha Trang, 100 kilometres to the south hustling for mass tourism, and Qui Nhon, 100 kilometres to the north pulling out all the stops to be the next big thing, this sprawling city feels a bit stuck in the mud.

Tuy Hoa's casuarina-lined beach road. : Cindy Fan.
Tuy Hoa's casuarina-lined beach road. Photo: Cindy Fan

Tuy Hoa sits on the coast, with the mouth of the Da Rang River forming the southern border of the city centre while Highway 1A flanks the western spine. A conical mountain Chop Chai rises in the middle of unwaveringly flat flood plains. The city has a river as well as an enormous beach, and normally these features are the life of any Vietnamese city, but both are very mellow here. It’s by no means an ugly city, it’s just somewhat forgettable. On the other hand, the people are unaffected by mass tourism and engaging with the locals can result in bashful kindness and fun experiences. Finding yourself the only foreign visitor in a little visited destination can be memorable ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

Log in to Travelfish

Please sign in to read the rest of this page. The full text is around 500 words.

Log in now
Become a Travelfish member

Choose from a free two-day pass right through to a lifetime membership.

Find out more

11 other destinations in South Central Vietnam

Learn more about Mui Ne
Mui Ne

Kite surfing and sand dunes

Learn more about Qui Nhon
Qui Nhon

A little touristed beach town

Learn more about Nha Trang
Nha Trang

Vietnam’s star beach

Learn more about Cam Ranh Bay
Cam Ranh Bay

Great beaches

Learn more about Ca Na
Ca Na

Hard-core fishermen territory

Learn more about Sa Huynh
Sa Huynh

Beach rest stop

Learn more about Phan Rang Thap Cham
Phan Rang Thap Cham

Cham towers and some great beaches

Learn more about Ly Son Island
Ly Son Island

Garlic island

Learn more about Quang Ngai
Quang Ngai

Home to the My Lai massacre

Learn more about Phan Thiet
Phan Thiet

Local charm and character