Jeju-do’s second-largest city is beautifully situated on a rocky volcanic coastline, dotted with lush parks, a deep gorge and two of the country’s most famous waterfalls. The clear blue waters and mild water temperatures make Seogwipo Korea’s best scuba-diving destination and it’s also an ideal base for hiking.
The town centre (up a steep slope from the harbour) is full of motels and hotels. The main bus terminal and other attractions are clustered around the World Cup Stadium, 6km west of town in Shin Seogwipo. Jungmun Resort is also within easy day-trip distance.