Besides soft white beaches and a clear, turquoise sea, Quy Nhon has much more to offer to visitors.
Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh Province is recognized as one of the three tourism hubs of Vietnam’s south central coastal region along with Da Nang and Nha Trang.
The town is blessed with a 42km long coastline, diverse topography comprising mountains, forests, salt marshes, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, peninsulas and islands, abundant seafood and natural resources.
The best time to visit Quy Nhon is from January to August, when the weather is relatively warm most of the time. As summer comes, starting in April the weather will get gradually warmer.
September to December is the rainy season. There will be more rain and potentially some storms, which can prevent you from going on boat tours or exploring the town fully.
The fastest way to get to Quy Nhon from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is by flight. Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar, and Bamboo Airways all have daily direct flights to Quy Nhon.
From the airport, visitors can either hop on a shuttle bus or grab a cab to the town’s center around 35 km (21 miles) away.
Quy Nhon is around 650 km from HCMC, from where there are also the options of bus and train. Both bus and train stations are in the downtown area.
It takes around 12 hours by bus and the fare starts at around VND220,000 ($9.5). Visitors should choose an overnight bus to arrive in the city by morning.
The journey from HCMC takes approximately 13 hours and fares range from VND252,000 ($11) for a seat to VND442,000 ($19) for a sleeper berth. The price also varies depending on the day of travel, with peak demand days like public holidays costing more.
Quy Nhon does have a few high-end hotels and resorts with room tariffs ranging from VND1.5 – 5 million per night ($65 – 215). There are also cheaper options available.
For a more authentic and budget-friendly experience, visitors can choose a homestay, which costs VND100,000 – 300,000 ($4.3 – 13) per person per night.
Trung Luong Camping Site is another option for those who like to be close to nature. Hidden in a small valley by the beach, the camping site is about 30 km from the town’s center and 10 km from Ky Co Beach, one of the most popular attractions in Quy Nhon. A tent for two people here costs around VND300,000 ($13)
Eo Gio (Windy Pass): Eo Gio is, along with Ky Co Beach, the most famous attraction in Quy Nhon. It is a part of a strait in Nhon Ly Commune, 20km from the town. Eo Gio is situated between two tall rocky cliffs that drop straight into the clear waters of the sea below, giving it a beautiful crescent shape.
Though it’s not safe to swim here since the waves are strong, visitors can enjoy a nice, romantic walk and catch some cool breeze on the small winding walkway built on the side of the mountain. It is an unforgettable experience as one is surrounded by pristine nature, with the blue sky above your head and blue ocean at your feet.
Ky Co beach: Situated on Nhon Ly Island, 25 km away and a 20-minute boat ride from Quy Nhon, Ky Co is fondly dubbed the “Maldives of Vietnam.” On one side of Ky Co is the calm turquoise sea, and the other is magnificent rocky mountains.
Here, visitors can dive in to explore the corals, have a dip in the cool water, relax on the soft golden sand of the beach, or discover other beautiful beaches in Ky Co hidden between the mountains cliffs.