Buses run from Jeju city on the other side of the island. Seogwipo is a main hub for buses for the southern side of Jeju island. Therefore the majority of buses running on this side of the island pass through Seogwipo.
From Jeju beach/downtown area, get bus 100 to the bus terminal. From there, buses leave every 10minutes to Seogwipo. 3,000won takes about an hour
- Bus 600 runs from Jeju International Airport to Seogwipo every 15 to 20 minutes. Journey time is about an hour and 20 minutes. Cost is 5000won per person (25Jul2009). The bus makes stops at about 10 locations, including all the five-star hotels in the Jungmun Resort Area. The final destination is at the Sun Motel in Downtown Seogwipo.
In the city center there are a few bus "terminals" located around a main traffic circle. These buses go pretty much anyhere on Jeju. Some buses are city buses(and therefore are slower and make more stops) while some other buses are for longer distances and make less stops. The long distance buses look more like tour buses than the city buses. Taxis are also an option. Also, there are one or two places that rent scooters in Seogwipo.
Seogwipo is located near to most of the tourist sights that are found on the southern side of the island. There are a number of waterfalls (no swimming though) near Seogwipo, two within walking distance. One of these, Jeongbang, is the only waterfall in Asia to fall directly into the sea. It is located a kilometre or two east of the harbour. There are also a number of museums and an aquarium.
Some scuba diving centers near to Seogwipo.
- Submarine tours - Located in the harbour, you have the opportunity to experience going down to a depth of 40m below the water surface on a submarine trip. Plenty of fish and coral to be soon. An hour trip costs 45,000 for adults, and 25,000 for children.
- Local tangerines are abundant and cheap
- Locally made Hallisan Soju
Mostly Korean-style restaurants. In the main circle in town there is a coffee shop/restaurant that has some western dishes prepared in a Korean way. Restaurant is on the second floor. It has pictures of famous westerners lining the restaurant. Plenty of restaurants are in Seogwipo city. The raw fish was excellent.
In addition to the ubiquitous number of Korean-style drinking restaurants, there is a small strip with a few western style bars and Korean style clubs. The strip is located on the way from the main circle to the harbor in Seogwipo. On the way down the hill the strip will be located on your left hand side.
- Milano - Great views, cheap booze and good food. Smoked chicked to share (2-4people), 17,000won. Highly recommended. Sign is only in Korean, but it is the bar on the way down the hill towards Cheonjiyeon Falls. Look for the bar with a log-cabin feel.
- Red Marin - Across the water from Milano, towards the harbor, is a small waterfront bar called Red Marin. The exterior of the bar looks like an old ship, complete with lights hung over an old mast. Inside, a small store serves as the restaurant, where you can choose from a large selection of Korean alcohols. Grab a table by the water if you can, and enjoy the view.
- Backpackers Hostel. Located up the hill from the harbor, but with a view. 22,000won.
- Shinsung Hotel - Hotel with internet and jacuzzis in most rooms. Many rooms have a nice sea view. 50,000 for a double room per night. Rooms numbered -01,-02 and -03 face the sea, so ask if you want a sea view