Cua Can Beach

Phu Quoc Island

The most accessible of the northern beaches, Cua Can is about 11km from Duong Dong. It remains mercifully quiet during the week, but can get busy at weekends. A ride through the villages around Cua Can is interesting, as they are a world away from the mass tourism of Long Beach.

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