Manado, the largest city and main gateway to Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia enjoys views to the emerald hills and the azure sea.
The city enjoys a European feel with the fun loving and extroverted Minahasa people living in neat, wood framed houses with fences and flower gardens. The city’s numerous shops and markets are filled with an abundance of consumer goods and agricultural produce and those with an adventurous palate should try the famously hot and spicy Minahasa cuisine.
Activities in Manado
North Sulawesi is well known for its amazing diving. It has warm water and visibility up to 30 metres with a myriad of sea life, underwater volcanoes and coral reefs. Also, be sure to visit the Dua Saudara Nature Reserve at Tangkoko that is home to birds and wildlife unique to Sulawesi.