With its beautiful mountains, blue skies, vast seas, scenic valleys, and friendly kindhearted people, Hualien has become one of Taiwan’s top travel destinations for local and international visitors. Here are three #Instaworthy locations you should definitely visit!
Pony Café 咖啡廳
Pony café opened in September 2019 and quickly became one of the most famous places for a photoshoot in Hualien as it boasts of a ladder that leads you to heaven!
The café also offers a swimming pool with an ocean-view and even a horse-riding ranch. There are also turkeys, rabbits, crocodiles, horses and ostriches.
You can even purchase carrots to feed the farm animals there. There is no entrance fee, but you must spend at least NT$120 in the café.
How to get there? | 地址｜Address: 花蓮縣秀林鄉秀林村民有3之36 | 營業時間｜Opening hours: Tues ~ Fri: 10:30 ~ 18:00／Sat & Sun: 9:30~18:00 | 電話｜Phone: 0938-840-560
山姆先生咖啡館 | Mr. Sam
Mr. Sam is the masterpiece of a renovated old wooden house which was then turned into a fairy-tale-like structure by its owner.
There is a retro truck, a castle, and a romantic caravan, among many other cute picture-worthy spots. Not only is the cafe itself magnificent, the area surrounding it is just as breathtaking.
The man-made lake compliments the fantasy-like cafe. Not only this, but there is also a cute petting zoo where kids can feed and play with animals! The entire location is entrance free, and visitors can get a drink and some snacks to wind down and relax.
How to get there? | 地址｜Address: 蓮縣壽豐鄉樹湖20號 | 營業時間｜Opening hours: Mon~Wed + Fri~Sun: 11:00-17:00, open every day from 10:00~18:00 from July 1 to Aug. 31 | 電話｜Phone: 03-865-6518
海崖谷 | Sea Cliff Valley
This location is the perfect naturalistic spot for “glamping,” cafés and photos. It’s well-decorated with many aesthetic chairs and beanbags.
There’s even a flower wreath so big you can sit on it to enjoy a 360-degree view of the ocean and the cafe! It’s also kids-friendly with a sandpit, playground, and small man-made ponds for kids to play in.
Not only this, but the food here is delicious as well! This place also offers visitors the chance for a memorable “glamping” experience, so feel free to look on their website to know more!
How to get there? | Address: 花蓮縣壽豐鄉鹽寮村大坑51-5號 | Opening hours: 10:00~17:30; Dinner (with reservations): 18:00~21:00 | Entrance fee: NT$100 (free of charge for elementary students and under)