"Cordova - One of the hidden treasures of Alaska" Cordova by Scandic

Cordova Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 53 photos

Best parts of Alaska

Cordova is one of those well hidden treasures that Alaska has. Located in Prince William Sound and close to Kenai Peninsula, next to Mt Eyak , nestled between the lake and the ocean as well as Copper River Delta it certainly has a spectacular whoa factor. So precious as it is, the only way to reach it is by boat or plain.

This small, amazingly beautiful and friendly community is isolated, but stil it is lively. There are no cruise ship port of calls, either frequent group tours. If a visitor comes there, there is a reason for that. Usually the good news goes from a person to another and so I heard about this great place.

Unforgetable weekend in Cordova

My dear friend Paul was the person to told me about Cordova. About the beuaty of it and the great people around. So at one weekend in August, we took Alaska Airline flight from Anchorage to Cordova where we stayed at the local family. That trip was a blast. Corodova is such a wonderful place, where you can truly enjoy the nature of Alaska. The trails, the glaciers, the creeks and the rivers, the ocean, the mountains and the lake itself. The town is full of small shops, there are one pharmacy, two grocery stores, bookstore, post and swim hall. Even an own ski hill! The people in Cordova seem to love their town so much and no wonder. Who ever ends up there, hardly leaves.

During my stay in Corodva there were definitely some things that I recall and that I'd love to suggest for people who visit there:

-Breakfast at Killer Whale Cafe (chekc out their book selection too)
-Hike to the Child's Glacier
-Swim in a Crater Lake (gotta hike up to the mountains first, then take a skinny dip to the mouintain lake;) )
-Enjoy fish tacos at Baja Taco
-Visit at the Prince William Sound Science Center¨
-Laying on the bed of mountain flowers
-Playing in the snow in my shorts
-Enjoy the smell of fresh fish at the Cordova Small Harbor

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Spectacular, friendly, so many things to do, difficult to reach:)
  • Cons:Expensive, difficult to reach
  • In a nutshell:Wow
  • Last visit to Cordova: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 13, 2006
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  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Excellent well-written tips about a very nice, out-of-the-way place (which I like). I'll try to make it there the next time I am in Alaska.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2006 at 1:33 PM

    Great tips, and beautiful photos (especially that library). Cordova looks like a wonderful place!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2006 at 10:04 AM

    Good job with Cordova tips. Funny looking library :) Birthday greetings from Alaska

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2005 at 12:31 PM

    Nice page, interesting place. I will get half way to Uleåborg tomorrow but only till Jyväskylä :-)

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