|North Sulawesi is a land of spectacular natural beauty and cultural richness. It encompasses unspoiled coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life, mountain ranges covered with dense virgin forests, and white sand beaches flanked by towering coconut palms. |
It is home to four different ethnic groups, each with their unique language and customs, creating a colorful tapestry of culture. The province draws a steady stream of travelers each year, who come to trek through the pristine hills, to dive and snorkel in a marine park consistently rated as one of the best in the world, and to witness indigenous traditions still alive in the modern era.
The capital city, Manado, is a warmly welcoming, easygoing city, offering a wide range of activities and impressive, international standard accommodations. Kotamobagu is a bustling market town, close to a number of beautiful volcanic lakes and the Dumoga Bone National Park, a 300,000-hectare expanse of unspoiled forest.
The islands of Bunaken and Bitung, off the north coast of the province, offer world-renowned snorkeling and diving opportunities, as well as the perfect spot for deep relaxation.