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.

Hidden Cliff Hotel & Nature
Hidden Cliff Hotel & Nature
4.5 out of 5
542, Yeraehaean-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
The price is AU$310 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
This family-friendly Seogwipo hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, PLAY K-POP and Jeju Teddy Bear Museum. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,104 reviews)
Wouldn’t stay again.
"This hotel is over priced and over rated. For a Korean tourist, it might meet the criteria given that the pool has the potential for great instagram photos, which is the main reason to visit. The service at the pool is terrible. You have to get a staff member who then calls for another staff member ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2021

Hidden Cliff Hotel & Nature
Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
35, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is AU$517 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Jungmun resort is in the entertainment district, 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,501 reviews)
"Awesome and friendly staff. Amazing location and facilities."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
Grand Josun Jeju
5 out of 5
60, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is AU$451 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
This family-friendly Seogwipo hotel is located in the mountains, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of The Museum of Sex and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (293 reviews)
"조식 뷔페장이 크고 직원들이 충분히 대기하고 있어서 아침 피크 시간에도 기다리지 않아서 좋았어요, 음식과 커피 모두 퀄리티 매우 좋았습니다. 루프탑 수영장 뷰가 매우 좋고 바와 음식점들이 매우 잘 관리되고 있었어요. 호텔 룸도 매우 깨끗하고 관리가 잘 되었어요. 수영장 Eat2O 에서 음식을 여러번 시켜먹었었는데, 직원분들이 조금 친절해주셨으면 좋겠네요"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

Grand Josun Jeju
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.
The Qube Resort Jeju
The Qube Resort Jeju
3 out of 5
24, Sororeum-ro 105beong-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is AU$101 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (342 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 AU$496 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (895 reviews)
"Amazing stay, go to place when I’m in Jeju. Great swimming pool. Rooms are clean and amazing kitchen with full utensils and dishes."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2021

Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
Lotte Resort Jeju Artvillas
5 out of 5
124, Saekdaljungang-ro 252beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is AU$822 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
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 & ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (67 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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