Central Coast Vietnam’s climate is divided by the Hai Van Pass climatic border – Lang Co and Hue up north, and Da Nang and Hoi An down south. Both considered as the northern limits of Vietnam’s tropical zone with distinct weather conditions. The temperature is warm throughout the year (average 29°C), yet hotter between May and August, and cooler between December and February. The climate is occasionally wet from October until January, and dry for the rest of the year
A visa is required for all foreign nationals entering Vietnam, except for ASEAN nationals and Scandinavian citizens (15-days visa). Single-Entry and Multiple-Entry visas are valid for 30 days. The current process to obtain your visa is to contact your resident country’s Vietnam Embassy. However, Visa-on-Arrival is also available but requires an invitation letter issued by a government approved local tourism agent. Along with the agent’s fee, a Single-Entry visa costs USD25 to be paid at the International Airport Da Nang’s desk, while a Multiple-Entry visa is worth USD50.
Health & Safety
There’s no serious health issue to report in Central Coast Vietnam, however, routine vaccines are recommended. Don’t drink water from the tap and use bottled water only. Pharmacies can be found everywhere, and Da Nang and Hue have clinics with internationally-trained staff. As for safety issues, Central Coast Vietnam is a very safe destination and no major concerns are to be reported except for occasional road hazards, as everywhere else in the country.
The Da Nang International Airport (DAD) is the third busiest airport in Vietnam. It is located 2 kilometres from the city centre. The new terminal building opened at the end of 2011 offering travellers modern facilities and a wide range of airport services. International flights to Da Nang operate from Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. Domestic flights are abundant connecting travelers to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Check for the airport’s live flight status here.
Taxis from several companies are available on the Arrivals level. Our resort and hotel properties offer their own transportation services, to specify while booking. Most of the Da Nang and Hoi An hotels and resorts can be reached by car in less than 30 minutes, Lang Co is an hour ride and Hue about 2 hours.