Explore Manado, Manado

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.

A trip inland will take you to the Minahasa Highlands where you can visit intriguing prehistoric aboveground burial sites, volcanoes and hot springs. There are breathtaking panoramas of lush mountains, coffee and coconut plantations, orchid gardens and terraced hillsides.