Mr. Nguyen Duc Thanh - the Secretary of the District Party Committee of Coto (Quang Ninh) has been determined to make the island an island of flowers for many people to know about and to visit. Coto is a special island district of Quang Ninh province, with the smallest area, the lowest population but located at an important position in the north-east sea frontier of the country.
Coto meets all potentialities to develop tourism thanks to the clean environment, the friendly people, the wild long out of sight beaches. It features a unique coastal reef and rare marine species such as holothurian, jellyfish, duoi fish..
Mr. Nguyen Duc Thanh said Coto will develop eco-tourism resorts at the national standard in association with the tourism zone Van Don Island and will be an important site in the tourism system Halong - Cat Ba - Van Don- Coto - Mong Cai- Tra Co with diverse forms of tourism, sports and entertainment both on the sea and on the island. To achieve this goal, from now to 2015, the district has concentrated on building the complete set of essential infrastructures, particularly the high quality transport connections from island to the mainland and the power supply, water supply, telecommunications, required for the economic-social development.
On the next stage 2015 - 2020, the island district will concentrate on developing rapidly and sustainably the tourism towards the high quality ecotourism, suitable for the characteristics of marine tourism. In the coming time, Coto is going to develop the luxury high speed boats team to shorten the time from the mainland to the island, plan some major resorts on the island, to call for investment of the tourism development, sports and entertainment matched the release of community tourism .
Initially, the district of Coto will try to receive 12,000 visitors in its first year of travel business and to the year 2015 will receive about 15,000 to 16,000 visitors including 4,000-5,000 international tourists. In the middle of may 2012, Coto has allocated a low price trams system to help tourists go sightseeing the island. In addition, the district has brought out the program "The journey for home islands" of which transfer to the island cost is supported by the district; Deployed the model of experience tourism "a day as warriors" for visitors to visit, to live and to practise on the training ground of the military barracks on the island.
The district is also developing the homestay form of tourism, encouraging tourists to stay in the same houses, to experience life with the people of the district, thereby contributing to solving problems of accommodation and create conditions for the people to be familiar with tourism activities, thus gradually "shortening" the distance between the island and the mainland.