North Sulawesi is a province in Indonesia which is famous for its amazing natural tourist destinations. Beaches, mountains, and lush forests you must visit when you are in the province. One of the best places you can find here is Likupang Beach. This beach is located in the northernmost part of the island of Sulawesi and is only 48 km from the city of Manado, precisely in the Likupang district.
From the first time you see Likupang Beach, your eyes will surely be stunned by the beautiful and wide stretch of white sandy beach. Not only that, Likupang Beach also has very clear and charming sea water, and offers various other tourist places and activities. Furthermore, Pesona Friends can also enjoy underwater views by diving directly into the blue ocean which will surely amaze you. Likupang also has several other tourist destinations such as Pal Beach and Pulisan Beach. Not far from Likupang there are several islands which also have extraordinary underwater beauty, namely Lihaga Island and Gangga Island.
If you depart from Manado, to reach Likupang, you can use public bus transportation from the Paal terminal. The bus will take you directly to the Likupang Bus Terminal. If you are traveling with family or friends, it is advisable to bring your own vehicle or rent a car from a rental, because this beach is quite far from the city center.
Main Tourist Destinations in the Likupang Region
White sandy beaches, and refreshing blue sea water framed by green hills in the distance will certainly make you feel calm. A wide selection of activities that can be done there, can make you feel at home and definitely want to stay longer. Pesona Friends can try various activities ranging from snorkeling, diving, and also fishing in the Likupang Beach area.
These crystal clear waters once surprised the locals and the World Wildlife Fund Indonesia, because the Green Turtle was discovered in the area in 2007. The presence of this rare species is a sign that North Sulawesi’s marine ecosystem is well preserved. Because of its clear waters, this place is a favorite for divers and snorkelling lovers to enjoy the stunning beauty of coral reefs underwater.
Paradise Watersport at Casabaio Paradise Resort is a much-loved attraction near the beach. It’s like the “Ninja Warrior” event where participants are challenged to jump on a trampoline that is right above the water’s surface! But the difference is if you fall here, you will immediately dive into the beautiful blue waters. Not only jumping around, Pesona Friends can also choose various water sports activities such as riding a Jet Ski, Banana Boat, and others.
Interesting Destinations Nearby
There are several other beaches around Likupang Beach that you should consider visiting. Pal Beach, Pulisan Beach and the beaches along the bay are often used as places for snorkeling and diving, by local tourists but especially foreign tourists. The beauty of the beaches here is not inferior to the beauty of Bunaken. If you want to start a new adventure, visit Lihaga Island and Gangga Island, which have underwater views that are no less amazing.
source : indonesia.travel