You must be familiar with popular tours in North Sulawesi such as Manado and Bunaken. However, have you heard of Likupang?
This area in North Sulawesi has a variety of beautiful beaches that you don’t want to miss. Moreover, Likupang has a beautiful natural panorama. You are guaranteed to amaze you when you visit this one destination!
This area is designated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and a Super Priority Tourist Destination. All tourist attractions in Likupang are still very clean and have not been visited by many tourists, some even are not inhabited.
There are many premium and middle-class resorts with amazing views that you can make as your accommodation of choice. Curious about the unique activities in Likupang that you can only do here? Here are recommendations for you.
- Explore the Bahoi Cultural and Ecotourism Village
Starting from the amazing underwater beauty to the beauty of ecotourism, you can get everything in Bahoi Village, Likupang!
You can visit mangrove forests and explore beach tours with the help of local tour guides. The clear sky and clean air are guaranteed to make you feel at home here. You can capture the moment in some beautiful photo spots, complete with flora and fauna.
Not only that, but you can also stay at people’s homes while watching cultural attractions in Bahoi Village. Some villagers also have the skills to make handicrafts from rattan. Well, you can also get various souvenirs in the form of local handicrafts. There are key chains, necklaces, and even puppets made of coconut shells! Very cool, right? There is also wicker as placemats that you can buy for relatives and family as souvenirs.
Located about 15 kilometers from downtown Likupang, you can drive about 30 minutes to reach Bahoi Village. To make it easier, you can rent a car at tiket.com too.
- Explore the Beauty of the Ganges Island
For those who like to dive, you can’t miss Gangga Island! Although not as popular as Bunaken, underwater beauty is no less interesting for you to visit. Coral reefs and diverse marine life make its underwater charm the main attraction.
Besides snorkeling, you can also relax on the white sand while enjoying the clear sea view. Installing a hammock between two coconut trees while enjoying the sunset will make you feel at home lazing around here! If you visit here, don’t forget to bring your camera because it’s a shame if you don’t capture the moment on this beautiful island.
- See the Beauty of the Sea from the Pulisan Beach Savana
Located approximately 2 hours drive from Manado City, you will be fascinated by the beauty of Pulisan Beach. These three scenic spots of white sand, rocks, and savanna are the characteristics of this beach.
For snorkeling, you can try this underwater beach. You don’t need to go deep because you can find beautiful corals not far from the beach.
Satisfied with the beach and exotic underwater scenery, you can enjoy a different atmosphere from Pulisan Beach. You only need to climb about 50 meters you will find a stunning savanna. It’s sure to amaze you!
To be able to enjoy the exoticism of this beach, you have to cross by boat. For only IDR 25,000, you can reach areas using a boat with a maximum capacity of seven people. Visiting this place with family or friends must be fun!
- Stop at Lihaga Island
Of the many tourist destinations in Likupang, Lihaga Island is a destination that you should not miss. To get to this island, you have to take a boat available at Kampung Serei, Likupang.
Having a coastline with soft white sand and very clear seawater, it’s no wonder that this island is called a virgin island. You have to try snorkeling or diving in this place.
If you want to see the charm of Lihaga’s marine life to the fullest, you must come during the dry season. Lihaga Island is not an inhabited island, and there are no food stalls. So, don’t forget to bring supplies before crossing here. One more thing, the sunset view is cool!
The trip to this island takes about 45 minutes at a rate of approximately IDR 1 million for a round trip per group.
- Exploring the Wilderness of the Sarawet Mangrove Forest
On the east side of Likupang, you can visit the vast mangrove forest along the coast of Sarawet Village. This place is perfect for those of you who like photography because it has many unique photo spots. Across the forest, you can see many bamboo bridges that will make your photos more one with nature! Wow, that’s interesting!
So what are you waiting for? Make sure to always maintain cleanliness and adhere to health protocols while on vacation. Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas, and resorts, or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Likupang by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.