Sport and Leisure in Da Nang and Hoi An
Collected by Duncan Forgan , AFAR Local Expert
With shimmering ocean crashing onto a wide sandy beach for miles, it's no surprise that leisure activities with a water emphasis take primacy in central Vietnam. Nevertheless, there are many other things to do in the area. These include some fantastic golf, opportunities for biking, and some of the country's most exciting motorbiking routes.
Hoà Hải, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
The strip of coastline between Hoi An and Danang has developed into a real draw for golfers. The first layout to appear in the area was the Montgomerie Links, a lush, American-style design masterminded by Scottish Ryder Cup star Colin Montgomerie....
An Thượng 5, Bắc Mỹ An, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
Vietnam is not the most obvious surfing destination in the world, but the swell near Danang is actually excellent -- especially during the monsoon season. The centre of the surf scene is Tam's Pub in Danang, which is a good spot to rent a board...
Thôn An Định, Hoà Hiệp Bắc, Hòa Vang, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
A short detour on the road to Ba Na, the waterfall at Suoi Mo has some clear swimming holes. It gets busy at the weekends, but during the week it remains an attractive spot -- if you can ignore the litter,
42 Đường Phan Bội Châu, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Deo Hai Van, tt. Lăng Cô, Phú Lộc, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
A 13-mile section of Vietnam's National Route 1A between Da Nang and Hue, the Hai Van Pass might be short in distance, but it’s long on views. Rising up and down the Truong Son range, and with a name that translates to "Ocean Cloud" Pass, the road...
Vietnam is no slouch when it comes to pampering weary limbs, with nearly as many massage therapists in Hoi An as tailors. Standards vary according to price, but the strong competition means that you can get a very reasonable kneading for a highly...
Võ Nguyên Giáp, Phước Mỹ, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
With its popularity growing all the time, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has emerged as a prime beach leisure activity. Exciting and beneficial to health, it is also easier to pick up than surfing. Danang Surf School can organise boards and paddles...
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