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Seogwipo
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Seogwipo

Staggering coastal views, cascading waterfalls and a laid-back yet quirky city center welcomes nature-lovers to Jeju Island’s second-largest city.

Seogwipo’s natural beauty is undeniable. Perched on a rocky volcanic coastline, it boasts sea views and excellent scuba diving. Yet you’ll also discover waterfalls, a deep gorge and several leafy parks. Enjoy walking along the Olle Trails, a series of walking routes that pass through Seogwipo and weave across Jeju Island, or stay in town and enjoy the eclectic range of sights. Soak up the views from the sail-like Saeyeon-gyo Bridge, which stretches across the harbor.

Although it’s Jeju’s second-largest city, Seogwipo has a friendly, small-town vibe which attracts nature-lovers. Days here are filled with adventure. Hike to one of the waterfalls that cascade down the slopes of Hallasan mountain for a memorable day out. Jeongbang Waterfall crashes 75 feet (23 meters) into the sea below, while Cheonjiyeon Waterfall can be found in the center of town. Head 15 minutes out of Seogwipo to walk the forested gorge to Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, which is in the Jungmun Tourist Complex.

The Yeomiji Botanical Gardens are a paradise of themed gardens and bio-domes filled with exotic plants. There is also a magnificent view of Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant shield volcano. Be amazed at the sight of this towering peak rising behind. For those that enjoy hiking, the Hallasan National Park offers plenty of trails. The park is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Seogwipo is a quirky city with a vibrant personality. The hip Lee Jung Seop-ro Street is filled with cute cafés, art galleries and funky street art. The city is also known for its three adult-only museums including the World Eros Museum, which combines erotica and art. Visit the Every Day Market (Mae-il shi-jang) to try some of the locally-grown Jeju produce and home-cooked traditional foods.

The Jeju International Airport receives flights from all across South Korea, as well as internationally. There is also a regular ferry service from mainland South Korea. Walk around Seogwipo easily thanks to its small size, or hop in a taxi or a local bus to explore a bit further afield.

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,634 per night from 19 May to 19 May
With direct access to the beach, this Jungmun resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, Jungmun Golf Club ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,420 reviews)
"Very nice property. Staff were very polite and friendly. The pool staff were very caring when my child hurt his leg at the pool. They made him feel very comfortable and showed a lot of compassion. Very nice heated pool. Live singing shows some nights at the pool which were family friendly. Kids would ..."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

Lotte Hotel Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$36,421 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
This family-friendly Seogwipo resort is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Jungmun Golf Club, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and Jungmun Saekdal ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,294 reviews)
"I liked beautiful walking trails in Shilla hotel."

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2020

The Shilla Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,897 per night from 7 May to 7 May
This family-friendly Seogwipo hotel is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, PLAY K-POP and Jeju Teddy Bear ...
4.3/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
"직원들넘친절합니다"

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2021

Grand Josun Jeju
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The Qube Resort Jeju
The Qube Resort Jeju
3 out of 5
The price is HK$414 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Located in Seogwipo City, this condo is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Lee Jung Seop Street. Hallasan National Park ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (258 reviews)
"룸이 커서 너무 좋았어요! 작게보이지만 오션뷰기도했고요! 덕분에 가족여행 알차게 다녀왔습니다"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

The Qube Resort Jeju
Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
5 out of 5
139 Sinhwayeoksa-ro 304 beon-gil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
The price is HK$2,552 per night from 2 Jun to 2 Jun
This family-friendly Seogwipo aparthotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Jeju Shinhwa World and Jeju Aerospace Museum. Osulloc Tea Museum ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (754 reviews)
"I liked it mostly but the parking space is not enough. when we came back to hotel late, there was no space to park in front of our building. So we had to park far away."

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2021

Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
5 out of 5
The price is HK$4,776 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Located in Jungmun, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club, Pinx Country Club and Seogwipo Astronomical Science & ...
4.3/5Excellent! (59 reviews)
Clean, spacious, and quiet
"Clean, spacious, and good for the family. The one bad thing is that there isnt much to do near the resort especially dueing the time we went. I would recommend if you want to be somewhere quiet with the family."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2020

Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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