Quang Tri: Con Co Island greets first visitors
High-speed boat Greenlines DP C5 carrying a group of 50 tourists docked at Con Co island on April 8. The tour includes sightseeing to relics, primeval forests and recreational activities on the island.
Speaking at a welcome ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Thuc asked Con Co island district’s authority to coordinate with relevant agencies and sectors to ensure safety of the tour.
The district needs to increase investment in infrastructure development, enabling it to meet visitors’ demand, thus promoting tourism development of the province and the district in particular, he stressed.
As scheduled, the route will be piloted for two weeks with a boat trip a day and visitors will enjoy ticket at zero price during the period.
Boat Greenlines DP C5 is capable of transporting 50 passengers per trip. It takes about 1 hour to the island from the mainland.
So far, nearly 1,000 visitors have registered to visit Con Co island.
Located 30 km from the mainland, Con Co island, which crosses the 17th parallel, is considered an “outpost watch” due to its location.
Covering 2.3 square kilometres, it is one of the most magnificent islands of the central region with its diverse ecosystem.
Popular activities on the island include swimming, scuba-diving, canoeing, fishing and marine sports.
Tourists to Con Co can also visit the hall of tradition which houses items reflecting the history of the island district’s army and people over the past 55 years, pay tribute to Hill 37 Monument and visit Ben Nghe - Mom Ho beach.