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Explore Cua Van - the most famous fishing village in Halong Bay

When traveling to Halong Bay, tourists not only visit the beautiful landscapes and beaches, they also explore the daily life of the local fishermen in fishing villages during their cruise tours. Located in Halong Bay, Cua Van Fishing Village has become one of the most attractive tourist destinations with Vietnamese and foreign tourists for many years.

Cua Van Fishing Village (halongtourism.com.vn)

The location of Cua Van

Cua Van Fishing Village is located in the south of Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province, about 19 km to the southeast of Tuan Chau Marina.

The largest fishing village in Halong Bay is situated at Hung Thang Commune, Halong. This village lies in the calm bay which is surrounded by the small limestone mountains and islets. With nearly 180 households mainly living by fishing, Cua Van Fishing Village has 733 people and all of them live on the floating houses. Their floating houses look clean and spacious. The rich families even have the tiled roof houses with tables, televisions, and chairs, etc.

The best time to visit Cua Van fishing village

Cua Van Fishing Village is the attractive location all year around. The first peak period lasts from June to July and most of visitors are Vietnamese, Asian. The second peak time is from December to February. In this time, tourists come mainly from Europe, America and other countries. The first off-peak period is from April to May, the second lasts from August to October. If you want to visit this village during the second peak time, the prices of service are often higher so book your trip early to get the best price and avoid the disappointment.

The busiest days are Vietnamese Lunar New Year, the Reunification Day (April 30th), the International Workers' Day (May 1st) and the Christmas Day (December 25th). In particular, tourists can experience the bay with many red Vietnam flags on the way to Cua Van Fishing Village in the Independence Day (September 2nd).

How to visit Cua Van

The excursion to Cua Van fishing village is available in Halong Bay tours which include day trip and overnight boat tours. You can refer to the first-rate recommendations for the cruise tours and overnight cruises, then select the best one for your trip to fully enjoy the amazing Halong Bay as well as this peaceful floating village.

For the travelers who do not have much time, a day cruise will give tourists a wonderful experience. There are a half day and full day cruise, and Paradise Explorer is the best choice.

The entrance fee and sightseeing fee for Cua Van Fishing Village are 30,000 VND / person including in all the tours and cruises of Paradise Cruises.

What to do in Cua Van Fishing Village

Cua Van Fishing Village is located between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, which are the majestic limestone mountains. The ecological landscape here is very romantic, leaving many special impression in the hearts of people to visit.

Traveling to Cua Van Fishing Village, tourists not only are immersed in the tranquil, and seductive space with the views of charming nature but visitors also learn more about the cultural life of local fishermen, how to paddle, net, fish and drop shrimps. When the night falls, tourists will sail around the fishing village to visit. The fishermen will pull nets, catch squid and tourists can join with them.

Visiting Cua Van Fishing Village (haisancoto.com)

Following the foodsteps of females in Cua Van Fishing Village , tourists can enjoy the fun, thrill to watch the funny animated shape on the rocky mountains under the moonlight. The most interesting thing is when you caught the fishes, shrimp netted in the basket, then take home, prepare by yourself and enjoy the fresh and delicious seafood that you caught.

In nights of Cua Van Fishing Village in festivals or weddings, visitors also heard the fishermen singing teaser and rowing street theater (a form of the chorus with many endemic folk songs of Halong Bay). All make Cua Van Fishing Village attractive and unique. Moreover, when coming to Cua Van, tourists also enjoy more new forms of tourism such as visiting Cua Van Cultural Centre – the first place to be buit on the floating village in Vietnam, Ba Ham Lake, Tien Ong cave, mountain climbing, and squid fishing with wood boat transported by the fishermen. After the tour, tourists will stay overnight at the fishermen's houses and enjoy their singing. Some nearby attractions that tourists can easily visit from Cua Van are Tuan Chau Island, Ti Top island, Luon Cave, Vung Vieng Floating Village and Thien Cung cave.


It is undeniable that Cua Van Fishing Village is one of the most tourist attractions in Halong Bay. If you want to get more information aboutHalong Bay tours, feel free tocontact us via our website. Share it if it is useful to you. Have a great trip!