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Romantic Trip to the Southern Sea in Yeosu

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  • Date09/15/2021
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Café Highclass

With a name meaning “beautiful waters,” it’s no wonder that Yeosu is a top travel destination among Koreans. Located on the southern coast, the city offers attractions that mix culture and history with stunning scenery, as well as tons of famous foods.

Parasailing

Parasailing

There are lots of marine activities to enjoy around Ungcheon Chinsu Park. Among these, parasailing over the deep blue sea is extremely popular. After a simple lesson on safety and getting equipped, you’ll soon be flying over the sea at a height of a four- or five-story building! You couldn’t ask for a more refreshing view of the city and sea.

G.O Club

  • Address: 37-42, Yeulmaru-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 예울마루로 37-42)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 333 from Yeosu EXPO Station-L Bus Stop to Gonghwa-dong Rest Stop, walk for approx. 1 min to Dong Elementary School Bus Stop, take Bus No. 61, 62, or 610 to Ungcheongiwel 1cha APT. Bus Stop and walk for approx. 5 min
    * Alternatively, take a taxi for approx. 25 min from Yeosu EXPO Station
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Subject to change)
    * Closed when raining
  • Fare: 2-person parasailing 160,000 won (Solo riding not available)

Sunset yacht tour

Sunset yacht

After your trip through the sky, head to the nearby yacht marina for a boat ride. Options range from daytime to sunset, and even night rides. While any time will make for special memories, a ride as the sun appears to melt into the horizon is truly romantic.

Sunset yacht

While you can see the sunset from the dock, nothing beats how close it will feel from the prow of a yacht at sea. Don’t forget to take photos of what is sure to become a cherished memory.

Shinwoo Yacht

  • Address: Yi Sun-sin Marina C2, 12, Ungcheonnam2-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 웅천남2로 12 이순신마리나 C2)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 333 from Yeosu EXPO Station-L Bus Stop to Gonghwa-dong Rest Stop, walk for approx. 1 min to Dong Elementary School Bus Stop, take Bus No. 61, 62, or 610 to Ungcheongiwel 1cha APT. Bus Stop and walk for approx. 5 min
    * Alternatively, take a taxi for approx. 25 min from Yeosu EXPO Station
  • Operating hours: 08:00-22:00
  • Fare: Viking sunset 100,000 won (Approx. 60 min, two people basis; solo reservation not available)

Ocean-view cafés

Café Highclass

The coastline of Yeosu is dotted with cafés featuring stunning ocean views. Café Highclass, in particular, is famous for its Instagram-worthy photo spots, including a swing based off the famous Bali Swing in Indonesia and a staircase heading into the open sky. For the best photos, be sure to wear a long skirt that can flutter in the breeze!

Café Highclass

If you don’t have a long dress with you, you can easily rent a dress for just 5,000 won! There are a range of colors to choose from. Just a quick clothing change will transform you from a traveler to a goddess!

Café Highclass

  • Address: 2F, 114, Musulmok-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 무술목길 114 2층)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-21:00

Café Rafik

  • Address: 142-1, Musulmok-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 무술목길 142-1)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-21:00

Wide Coffee Stand

  • Address: 64, Goso3-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 고소3길 64)
  • Operating hours: Monday-Friday 12:00-21:00 / Saturday-Sunday 11:00-21:00

Moifin

  • Address: 50, Musulmok-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 무술목길 50)
  • Operating hours: 09:30-21:00 (Last order 20:30)
    * Refer to social media channel for closed days
  • Instagram: @cafe_moifin

Hyangiram Hermitage

Hyangiram Hermitage

Hyangiram Hermitage has long been famous as a sunrise viewing spot, but it became even more popular after BTS member RM visited in 2018. Many fans enjoy taking photos in the same spot as RM, like with the child Buddha statue covering his mouth, one of three child Buddha statues along the path from Iljumun Gate to the hermitage. Covering their mouth, ears, and eyes, they represent the Buddhist tenets of not saying bad things, not being swayed by others words, and not looking for faults in others.

Hyangiram Hermitage

Continuing along the path, you’ll reach a point where the trail passes between a narrow gap in the rocks. Called Nirvana Gate, this stone passageway will have you feeling quite small and humble. After the first one, there are still six more of these stone gates waiting! Legend has it that you will be granted one wish after passing all seven of these Nirvana gates. When reaching the hermitage, be sure to take in the view from behind Daeungjeon Hall. If you happen to make it in time for sunrise, this spot offers the best view!

Hyangiram Hermitage

  • Address: 60, Hyangiram-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 향일암로 60)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 333 from Yeosu EXPO Station-L Bus Stop to Gonghwa-dong Rest Stop, walk for approx. 1 min to Dong Elementary School Bus Stop, take Bus No. 113 to Impo (Hyangiram) Bus Stop and walk for approx. 10 min
    * Alternatively, take a taxi for approx. 40 min from Yeosu EXPO Station
  • Operating hours: Open 24 hr
  • Admission: Adults 2,500 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 7-12)
    * Free admission: Senior citizens (ages 65 & older), preschoolers (ages 6 & younger)

Recommended dining

Kkotdolge Ilbeonga

Among the abundant seafood options Yeosu has to offer, the must-try dish is definitely gejang (marinated crab), using freshly caught crabs. At one popular restaurant, Kkotdolge Ilbeonga, you can try kkotgetang (spicy swimming crab soup), ganjang gejang (soy-marinated crab), and yangnyeom gejang (spicy marinated crab) all for just 30,000 won a person. The meal also comes with plenty of side dishes for a full meal. The best part, all of the dishes can be refilled at the self-service bar!

  • Kkotdolge Ilbeonga

Kkotdolge Ilbeonga

  • Address: 36, Bongsan2-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 봉산2로 36)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:30 (Last order 20:30
    * Break time 15:00-17:00
    * May sell out by lunch time during peak season

Yeosu Nangmanhang Gejang

  • Address: 10-3, Tongjeyeong5-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 통제영5길 10-3)
  • Operating hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00-22:00 / Sundays 10:00-21:00
    *Break time 16:00-17:00

Dolsan Gejang Myeongga – Bongsan Branch

  • Address: 49, Bongsan1-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 봉산1로 49 1층 3호)
  • Operating hours: 08:30-20:30

Daekam Gejang

  • Address: 51-8, Sicheongse2-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 시청서2길 51-8)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-20:00 (Last order 19:30)
    * Closed the second and fourth Wednesday of every month

Pool villas with ocean views

West Hills

Being surrounded by water, the most popular accommodations are ocean-view pool villas. During the hottest part of the day, you can look out at the sea from the cool comfort of your room. When the sun begins to set, jump into the infinity pool! It’ll feel just like swimming in the golden sea, only better!

West Hills

  • Address: 22-9, Moldumbeong-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 몰둠벙길 22-9)

Blue Mango Poolvilla

  • Address: 90, Gyedonghaean-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 계동해안길 90)

Demer

  • Address: 1, Gulgae-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 화양면 굴개길 1)

Dearcresort

  • Address: 3169-30, Dolsan-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 돌산로 3169-30)

Sugar Brium

  • Address: 54, Moldumbeong-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 몰둠벙길 54)

More Info

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* This column was last updated in August 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.
* Column content provided by TRAVELHOLIC writer Nature Yoon (윤자연)

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