The southernmost province of Ca Mau is working to turn its famous
Ca Mau Cape tourism area into the largest key economic area in the province by
The area is expected to be one of the largest eco-tourism centres in the
country, allowing visitors to experiencing lush mangrove forests. Local
officials hope it can become a popular destination on Mekong Delta tours.
By 2030, Ca Mau Cape tourism is expected to meet national tourism criteria and
be recognised as a National Tourism Site, according to the Prime
Minister-approved master plan for the development of Ca Mau Cape National
Tourism Site towards 2030.
Ca Mau Cape national tourism site is mainly located at Mui Village in Dat Mui
Commune of Ngoc Hien District, about 120km from Ca Mau City. It also extends
over a small part of Nam Can District.
To attract domestic tourists as the plan recommends, the site must offer
visitors options for sightseeing and exploring.
By 2025, it will begin to focus on attracting high-end tourists, with an
orientation towards resort tourism, eco-tourism and entertainment.
By 2030, high-end tourism will be the site’s priority.
For the domestic market, the Ca Mau Cape tourism site continues to focus on its
main market of visitors from HCM City, the southeast region, the Mekong Delta
provinces, Ha Noi and the northern provinces.
It focuses on providing sightseeing opportunities, natural landscape exploration
and tours of the sea and islands.
For the international market, priority will be given to target markets such as
tourists from the US, Australia and northeast Asia, including the Republic of
Korea, China and Japan. At the same time, it will seek potential markets in
Western Europe, including England and France, and Southeast Asia, including
Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
The site is paying special attention to sea-routes and southern coastal
The tourism site will focus on tourists who want to explore the natural
landscape, experience cultural tours, visit sea resorts, ride on yachts and
Tourism products under consideration for development include handicrafts, tours
to experience the southernmost point of the country in combination with watching
the sunrise and sunset on the sea, explore the Gulf of Thailand on luxury
yachts, tours of the mangrove ecosystem and an ecological experience tour at Ong
The site also hopes to focus on environmentally friendly tours that will enable
visitors to explore the area’s rich natural features.
These may include a tour along the river to observe the life of local
inhabitants and community-based tourism located at villages in Dat Mui.
Additionally, historical and cultural tours will enable visitors to experience
and research relics and the traditional revolutionary education.
The master plan indicates the functional areas of Ca Mau Cape National Tourism
The centre of the Ca Mau Cape site will be at villages of Mui, Kinh Dao Tay,
Kinh Dao Dong, Rach Tau Dongg, Rach Tho, Khai Long and at Dat Mui Commune of
Ngoc Hien District, with a total area of about 2,100 ha.
This will be the core zone with a focus on the development of the whole tourism
site with tourist works, services and entertainment centres, plus ecological
resorts in the mangrove forest.
It includes the Ca Mau Cape cultural and tourist park, sea-and mangrove forest
ecological site, community-based village ecological tourism site, farming
village-ecological tourism site and Khai Long sea tourism complex.
The investment for developing areas of special-use forest land located in the
administrative and service sub-zone and the ecological rehabilitation zone of Ca
Mau Cape must comply with the law on forest protection and development,
environmental protection and biodiversity.
The area designated for ecotourism in Dat Mui and Vien An communes, with an area
of about 3,850 ha, is adjacent to the Ca Mau Cape National Tourism Site. It is
the buffer zone and area for service centres and community-based tourism spots.
Satellite destinations including Nam Can Town and Rach Goc Town will offer
home-stay services, hotels, food, shopping, tourist information and trading
The ecotourism site of Hon Khoai Island will develop sea-island ecotourism,
entertainment and sea sports and historical relics. The Dat Moi community-based
tourism area will enable foreign tourists to experience local life..