Sapa

 

Sapa is a town located in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains. As a result of its elevation (nearly 5000 ft or 1500 m), it is much cooler than most other parts of the country.

Sapa is famous for both its beautiful scenery of mountains and rice terraces and for its rich cultural diversity.

It is a picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, known as “the Tonkinese Alps”. This includes Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam, which is visible from through the town.

Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, and trekking to visit is popular, as are homestays. The regions diverse ethnic minorities can also be seen on market day in the local villages.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Sapa Cozy Hotel

Situated in the heart of town, Sapa Cozy Hotel offers views of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and Fansipan Peak. Rooms come with either city or mountain views. The hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sapa Lake, Sapa Church and Sapa Bus Station. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$9 - $2020

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Fansipan View Sapa Hotel

Fansipan View Sapa Hotel overlooks the city centre of Sapa, and is located 100 metres from the shopping areas and markets. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a private balcony, cable TV and a safety deposit box. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28 - $35

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Casablanca Sapa Hotel

Boasting beautiful mountain views and placed in the heart of Sa Pa Town just 50 metres away from the popular Sa Pa Market, Casablanca Sapa Hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

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Sapa Lake View Hotel

Situated in front of Sapa Lake, Sapa Lake View Hotel is just 500 metres from the entrance of Ham Rong Mountain. It houses a 24-hour restaurant and offers complimentary Wi-Fi access. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$32

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Sapa Elite Hotel

Surrounded by lush greenery, Sapa Elite Hotel is situated within 70 metres from Sapa Church and Ham Rong Mountain. Operating a 24-hour front desk, it provides complimentary parking and offers free Wi-Fi access in the entire property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$33

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Sapa Success Hotel

Sapa Success Hotel

Set 8 km from Fansipan Mountain in Sa Pa, Sapa Success Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking out at the mountain or city. The rooms come with a private bathroom. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Ha Hieu Guest House

Ha Hieu Guest House

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Ha Hieu Guest House offers pet-friendly accommodation in Sa Pa. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
May Nui Sa Pa Hostel

May Nui Sa Pa Hostel

Set 7 km from Fansipan Mountain in Sa Pa, May Nui Sa Pa Hostel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Rooms are equipped with a TV with cable channels. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
VinaSapa Hotel

VinaSapa Hotel

VinaSapa Hotel is set in Sa Pa, 7 km from Fansipan Mountain and 1 km from Sa Pa Lake. Each room has a private bathroom with a bidet and shower, with free toiletries provided. VinaSapa Hotel features free WiFi . Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Lien Son Hostel

Lien Son Hostel

Lien Son Hostel is situated in Sa Pa, 8 km from Fansipan Mountain. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area for your convenience. Every room includes a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Elysian Sapa Hotel

Elysian Sapa Hotel

Elysian Sapa Hotel enjoys a convenient location, situated within 100 metres of Sa Pa market and the night market. It provides elegant rooms with private balconies and en suite bathrooms. Wi-Fi is free in the entire property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Cau May Homestay

Cau May Homestay

Featuring free WiFi, Cau May Homestay is located in Ta Van, 10 km from Sa Pa. Free private parking is available on site. Cau May Homestay also includes a sun terrace. Grocery delivery and packed lunches are available on request. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Sapa Central Hotel

Sapa Central Hotel

Sapa Central Hotel features a fireplace and free WiFi in each room. Located in Sapa, the hotel has a 24-hour front desk and its own à la carte restaurant. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Hai Thuy Guesthouse

Hai Thuy Guesthouse

Featuring free WiFi, Hai Thuy Guesthouse is set in Sa Pa, 8 km from Fansipan Mountain. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and bidet. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Pumpkin Hotel

Pumpkin Hotel

Situated in the centre of Sa Pa Town, Pumpkin Hotel is within a convenient 2-minute walk from Sa Pa Market and the famous Ham Rong Mountain. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel, while complimentary parking is provided nearby. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Homestay Lotus Hoang

Homestay Lotus Hoang

Set in Sa Pa, 11 km from Fansipan Mountain, Homestay Lotus Hoang features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Huy Hoang Hostel

Huy Hoang Hostel

Offering a barbecue and sauna, Huy Hoang Hostel is situated in Sa Pa, 9 km from Fansipan Mountain. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Cat Cat Sunrise

Cat Cat Sunrise

Located in Sa Pa, 8 km from Fansipan Mountain, Cat Cat Sunrise boasts a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Lava Sapa

Lava Sapa

Lava Sapa offers accommodation in Sa Pa. The hotel has a terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Each room has a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature views of the lake or city. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Sapa Golden Moon Hotel

Sapa Golden Moon Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Sapa Golden Moon Hotel is situated in Sa Pa, 9 km from Fansipan Mountain. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Dang Khoa Sapa Hotel

Dang Khoa Sapa Hotel

Located just 20 metres from Sapa Lake, Dang Khoa Sapa Hotel offers scenic surroundings and naturally ventilated rooms with lake or mountain views and free Wi-Fi. A restaurant and bar is available. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Sapa Glory Hotel

Sapa Glory Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Sapa Glory Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Sa Pa, 8 km from Fansipan Mountain. The rooms come with a TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Diverse Ethnic Minorities

Many ethnic minorities live in and around Sapa. Excluding ethnic Vietnamese, there are eight different ethnic minority groups found in the Sapa region: H'mong, Dao, Tay, Giay Muong, Thai, Hoa (ethnic Chinese), and Xa Pho (a denomination of the Phu La minority group). Some of these groups comprise less than 500 people in total. It is possible to visit on treks and homestay programs, and the minority peoples (primarily the women) will be visible on market day in Sapa and surrounding villages.
Combination
Scenic Local Market
Sapa has a daily market that brings in people from all over the surrounding region. Equally interesting, but on a much smaller scale, are weekly markets in the surrounding villages. Check locally to find days of the week when these are being held. All of the markets are a dynamic combination of sales of local food and crafts with food stalls and great people watching.
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Trekking enables visitors to get away from the relatively busy scene in Sapa in order to visit local tribal peoples. Homestays are typically part of the experience, with comfort levels varying (some homestays even have hot water showers). A typical tour includes trekking to the village, cooked meals and as much rich wine as you can drink.
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Unusual Local Feature
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Lowland Mountains
Tropical Forests

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