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Ho Coc Beach

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Ho Coc Beach

I need information regarding Ho Coc beach.

We are planning a trip to HCM in early June, and would like to spend time at Long Hai/Ho Coc.

What is the resort like? I understand the bungalows are very basic...can anyone elaborate on this?

Is there enough to keep two active, beach-loving teens occupied? What type of food is available?

Anything anyone can tell me would be very, very appreciated. I can't find much on the net.

Thanks from Singapore.

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1. Re: Ho Coc Beach

Hi,

As per your post on Tripadvisor, I am happy to give you some info as follows:

Binh Chau hot springs

The Binh Chau Hot Springs are located 70 km west of Vung Tau. Covering an area of 1 sq.km, Binh Chau consists of many lakes and ponds joined by an underground pool of mineral water that has been created from a network of 70 main sources.

The hot water, which has a temperature of 80oC (163.4oF, is directed into pools where it is used for its medicinal values, such as treating skin disease and rheumatism. They belong to a protected area that also features numerous forests, coasts and lakes. Hotels and restaurants have been built to accommodate visitors who go there for health as well as recreational purposes.

Binh Chau Hot Springs is an attractive site for those who love nature and who want to relax in an enchanting environment.

Ho Coc (Coc Lake) Beach with its turquoise water and primitive forests has become a popular tourist spot in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, attracting an increasing number of both day-trippers and overnighters.

The name of the beach in Xuyen Moc District, 70 kilometers west of Vung Tau and 150 kilometers from HCM City, comes from a legend.

Once upon a time, a long, severe and widespread drought had left most of the wells, streams and rivers empty, and all creatures were threatened with extinction. The toad family decided to get together and beseech their god for rain, but not all the members could cross the sea to reach the appointed gathering place.

The family leader sat on a rock looking toward the high seas in a state of despondency, in fact despair, an attitude that eventually softened the supreme being enough to grant rain. At that moment, the boss toad was turned to stone facing the east, which is how Coc (toad) Island and the area came to be named.

All creatures rushed to two hills near the toad stone to sing and dance and express their deep gratitude to the toad family, particularly the boss toad. The two hills are present-day Tam Bo and Ho Linh mountains.

Ho Coc Beach has none of the frantic tourism of Long Hai but just a few simple huts overlooking the sands. There's plenty of pristine coastline to explore on foot and clear water for swimming. Surrounding the 1.5-km beach is a primitive forest with big, shady trees and a variety of smaller flora.

Overnighters can pay VND160,000 for one of the 28 beachfront bungalows at Ho Coc Resort or much less for renting a tent in the camping ground.

In addition to bathing in the sea, visitors can try kayaking on the sea, angling for fish and squid from thuyen thung (a coracle made of bamboo), or riding sports bikes to explore the region.

When night falls, you can gather around the camp fire, sing, dance and enjoy Tuu Tra Coc Do, one of the specialties of Ho Coc Resort, which offers a selection of ginseng tea, medicinal wine and juice made from different herbal plants with reputed therapeutic benefits.

Hungry souls can try fresh seafood dishes. Many like serving themselves with seafood such as fish, squids and shrimps grilled on a wood-burning stove. And to remember their trip to Ho Coc Beach, visitors can grow plants with their names attached in a fancy carved way.

To get to Ho Coc from HCM City, take the road to Vung Tau but turn left before the end and follow the signs to Long Hai. Continue through Long Hai and along the coast for a further 20 kilometers.

For resort at Binh Chau - Hococ: Saigon - Binh Chau Resort

I reccomend hotel/ resort: Anaosis resort, Ho Tram resort in Long Hai area

Happy travel

Dent

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2. Re: Ho Coc Beach

Hi,

Just rcvd this info from my VN friend, thought of sharing wif you guys.

Enjoy 2 days 1 nite at Binh Chau mineral spring with mud wash and swimming in mineral water pool.

Pls visit website :

www.saigonbinhchauecoresort.com/index.php

Me too, can't wait to get there in July.

Cheers.

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