North Sulawesi is a province of Indonesia that is well known for its stunning natural attractions. The beaches, the mountainous areas, and lush forests are a must-visit if you visit the area. One of the best places you can find here is Likupang Beach. The beach is located in the northernmost part of Sulawesi and it is just 48 km away from Manado, specifically in a district called Likupang.
From the very first time you lay eyes on Likupang Beach, you are guaranteed to be stunned by its beautiful and vast white sandy beach. Not only that but it also has beautiful clear seawater and also offers several other tourist attractions. In addition, you can also enjoy the scenery under the sea that will hypnotize you and you can dive directly into it. There are a number of attractions such as Pal Beach, Pulisan Beach and the famous Likupang Beach. Meanwhile, for the islands, there are Lihaga Island and Gangga Island which also have amazing underwater beauty.
From Manado, you can use public transportation from Paal bus station, and the bus will take you directly to the Likupang bus station. If you travel in groups you better use your own vehicle or choose a car rental service since this beach is relatively far away from the heart of the city.
Main Attractions in the Area
The white sandy beach along with the refreshing blue seawater that aligns with the green hills seen from a distance is already enough for Likupang Beach to take your breath away. The activities you can do there would make you want to stay a little longer. Here you can snorkel, dive and also fish around the area.
The crystal clear water has once stunned locals and Indonesia’s World Wildlife Fund in 2007 because a green sea turtle was seen in the area. The presence of a rare species like this is a sign that the ocean ecosystem of Northern Sulawesi is still in good condition. Due to these clear waters, it is a favorite place for people to dive and snorkel in because of the magnificent coral reefs underwater.
Paradise Water Sports at the Casabaio Paradise Resort is a beloved tourist attraction near the beach. Like the game show “Ninja Warrior”, where one can jump on trampolines that are right on the surface of the water! So if one falls, you dive into the beautiful blue waters. Not only does one get to jump around for fun, but one can also choose from a wide range of water-sports like Jet Skis, Banana Boats, and many others.
Interesting Place Nearby
There are several beaches around Likupang beach that you might consider to visit such as Pal Beach, Pulisan Beach, the beach along the bay is usually used as a spot for diving, especially by international travelers. Its beauty is no less than Bunaken beach and if you go for another adventure you can go to Lihaga Island and Gangga Island as they also have amazing underwater scenery.