Indonesia – Likupang, the Hidden Pearl of North Sulawesi

January 29, 2021

Have you heard of Likupang? Lies in the northernmost region of Indonesia and is part of North Sulawesi province, Likupang has a lot of astounding surprises like the pearls of the ocean with its amazing natural attractions.
The Likupang Beach, one of the most amazing beaches in Indonesia with its translucent waters, once got a lot of attention from locals and the World Wildlife Fund with the discovery of a green turtle in the area convincing that the marine ecosystem of this coast is still well preserved. The typical beaches of this coastal area showcase soft white sand, calm blue seawater, and green rolling hills.
A wide selection of activities can be made here; most favorites are snorkeling, diving, and trekking. Fishing will be more exciting here as we can make it even almost without tools as locals do. Just barehandedly dig the mud among the mangrove to find small shrimps, hook it on a nylon line without a rod and throw them in the water; the fishes are that easy to be caught.
Likupang area is populated by Sangir Talaud ethnic archipelagic districts of Sitaro, Sangihe, and Talaud islands carrying the Minahasan culture. Their unique customs are other charms of this area like the aged tradition of mapalus represent a deep value in a communal society, an interesting cultural heritage of working together whenever the community member needs to plant or harvest the field, wedding party and most especially when experiences a misfortune. The colorful folklore is also depicted in their traditional dance called maengket performed to celebrate the harvesting time, a harmonious and unified simple movement impressing a solid togetherness.
While for highlight spots, some beaches and islands are outstanding, offering stunning scenic vistas and great opportunities for snorkeling or beach leisure.
Bahoi ecotourism is a coastal village notable for the mangrove forests, brilliantly coral reefs, and colorful fishes. Take a walk along the wooden bridge through the forest and enjoy the play with white sand to see various coral reefs and colorful fishes.
While Pulisan Hill is one of the spots with the best view from the top of beautiful savanna encompassing the bright-colored beaches forming adorable small peninsulas.
Paal Beach has extensive soft white sand and turquoise blue water in a bay with many shades from the trees. Enjoy the serenity of bright sun and delightful scenery of green hills while relaxing under the gazebos, or have some fun crossing the ocean surface by speedboat
Gangga Island is probably the most known island worldwide as a paradise for divers with the fascinating underwater worlds, exotic resorts, and dreamy panorama during sunrise and sunset.
Lihaga, a small uninhabited island circled by a pure white stretch of sand fused with a breath-taking crystalline blue sea, is an absolute dream of a tropical destination.

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