Quy Nhon is halfway between the ancient Champ trading port of Hoi An and the resort city of Nha Trang. The beaches are lovely while the environment is general makes this south central part of Vietnam worthy of inclusion in any itinerary that intends to include Vietnam beaches. It has yet to get significant overseas tourism and this is certainly one of its appeals.
If you are heading south from Hoi An to explore the south, Quy Nhon is halfway to Nha Trang, about six hours down the lovely coast road. Even though the City has a population of 300,000, it feels much smaller, and it is certainly largely untouched by the influences of tourism.
When it comes to the best time to visit Quy Nhon, it is fairly sheltered so does not really suffer to the strong winds that hit places further north. There are three mountains with the bay and sea on the fourth side. The fishermen ply their trade and the seafood cooked in the traditional Vietnam style is great.
There is actually a small domestic airport that was formerly an American airbase and there are limited flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City so tourist numbers are certain to grow. If you are on an organised Vietnam tour package, all your arrangements will be made in advance.
When it comes to things to do in Quy Nhon other than enjoy the beach, you can hire a motor bike or cycle to explore the immediate area. There is still some Champ architecture such as the Thap Doi Towers and the Museum is interesting. There is a choice of beaches, none of which are ever too busy; Bai Xep comes especially recommended as does Xuan Hai. Stay awhile as you enjoy the lovely beaches of Vietnam