Likupang is a sub-district in North Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi. The name of this area has become a hot topic in 2020 because the government has designated it as one of the Super Priority Destinations. This means that the government will maximize tourism development from various aspects. Likupang has an area of about 200 hectares and has a beautiful beach area. This area can also be reached in two hours by car from Manado. Check out the list of hidden paradises in Likupang that should be on your visit list.
1. Larata Hill
Bukit Larata is located in East Likupang. This is a savanna hill with vast stretches of grassland, combined with views of the open sea. Both will automatically spoil your eyes. To reach the top of the hill, you need to climb through somewhat tricky terrain. But it’s worth the hike!
2. Pulisan Hill
Then there is Pulisan Hill which is still in the same location as Pulisan Beach. This hill presents views of the vast grasslands combined with the beautiful blue sea. Those of you who like climbing will definitely like this destination. The climbing area is still quite challenging. This hike only takes an hour on average, your tiredness will be paid off with a panorama that you can’t enjoy every day.
3. Pulisan Beach
First of all, is Pulisan Beach. This beach has three parts separated by rock cliffs jutting into the sea. A rock cliff looks like a cave near the beach and is a favorite place for tourists who travel. The beach also has a charming stretch of white sand. This is a must-visit place from Likupang that you can not miss.
4. Paal Beach
Besides Pulisan Beach, there is also Paal Beach. It will present you with views of white sand, clear blue sea water, contrasting with the beautiful shoreline when entering this beach area. Supported by green hills that surround this area. You can enjoy a vacation at Paal Beach by relaxing or trying to ride the speedboat.
5. Klabat Mount
Mount Klabat is the highest mountain in North Sulawesi Province, with an altitude of 1,995 meters above sea level. Mount Klabat is a natural tourist attraction and can be traced from Airmadidi, North Minahasa. This mountain is a volcano that is no longer active. Challenge yourself by conquering this mountain.
6. Bahoi Village
Wandering West Likupang, you will find Bahoi Village. This is a fishing village that has independent ecotourism to maintain marine ecosystems. There are various coral reefs and fish that you can find under the beautiful sea. The ecotourism of Bahoi Village also consists of mangrove forests located by the sea. Nature lovers must visit it.
7. Gangga Island
Besides Lihaga Island, another destination where you can dive is Gangga Island. The underwater nature of this island is still preserved and the sea water is clear. So it will be more complete if you can dive here. In addition, Gangga Island is a favorite destination to enjoy the sunrise and sunset.
8. Lihaga Island
Lihaga Island is the most talked about destination by tourists. The island with an area of 8 hectares is believed to be uninhabited. The white sand is soft and the sea water is clear, so it looks like the underwater life is still awake. So, you can dive to greet marine animals and enjoy the enchanting beauty of coral reefs!
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