Likupang is one of the super-priority destinations announced by the government. One of the draws of Likupang is the beauty of the shore there. For vacationers who enjoy diving, snorkeling, or just playing on the beach, they can attempt heading to Likupang, North Sulawesi. The strategy is that the airport will soon probably be expanded and increase the runway. The space from Manado to Likupang is around 31.5 KM, roughly two hours traveling. So, which shore tours are appealing in Likupang? The subsequent islands and beaches that tourists should see.
- Lihaga Island
The island, which has an area of eight hectares, is uninhabited. But this island has an exciting attractiveness. The sand onto Lihaga Island is smooth and white. Even though it is not occupied, there are several facilities which tourists can use, like bathrooms and somewhere to sit and relax. Another thing that’s interesting is that the shore on this island includes turquoise water, with tranquil waves, which makes it suitable for swimming and shooting pictures. Tourists who want to visit can leave from Serai Pier, West Likupang. The entrance ticket to this island is currently IDR 20,000, not like ship leasing from Serai Pier, which ranges from IDR 700,000 – IDR 850,000, depending on the size of the ship.
- Gangga Island
From Lihaga Island to Gangga Island, it only takes 10 minutes. Because the island area is much larger than Lihaga Island, here you will find inns that tourists may stop by or remain with occupants of Gangga Village. There are 3-4 diving spots that may be done at night or known as a night dive. Diving may also be completed in Marine Protected Areas (DPL) where the coral reefs have been preserved. With an area of the island that reaches 14.5 hectares, tourists can observe the sunrise and sunset that’s likewise quite fitting to be immortalized.
- Talise Beach
With an area of more than 200 hectares next to Gangga Island, this island has four bedrooms inside – Tambun Village, Talise Village, Air Banoa Village, along with Kina Bubutan Village. Gangga Island into Talise Island takes about one hour. As for what distinguishes the island from other islands, especially the forest on the staircase. The woods on Talise Island has numerous creatures, such as yaki monkeys and deer.
Tourists may even snorkel and dive in to see underwater life around the shores of this beautiful island. Tourists are not charged an entrance fee but will need to lease a boat from your Sewai Village Pier to visit Talise Island. If you want to see, follow health protocols by wearing a mask, keep a minimum distance of one meter, use a hand sanitizer, scrub your own hands, and make sure your normal body temperature is under 37.3 degrees Celsius.
- Paal Beach
This beach is the nearest to Manado. The place is situated in Marinsow Village, East Likupang. Here, tourists can play on the beach with white sand when ingesting Manado specialties. If you’re hungry and thirsty, here are several stalls. In addition, tourists may also play with banana and ufo ships. If you wish to snorkel and dive, you’ve got to get permission from the local manager and be guided by the local community. The entrance ticket that must be paid for each individual is IDR 5,000 and doesn’t include parking charges.
- Panulisan Beach
From Pal Beach into Panulisan Beach, it simply takes approximately 20-25 minutes. This beach has five shore points separated by cliffs. Under these cliffs, you will find caves containing calm seawater. Tourists could retrieve each shore point by little ships rented by local people for IDR 15,000 – IDR 20,000 each person. It is possible to find various photo places here, like a cave below a cliff, on the beach, or from a valley intended to be a Special Economic Zone (KEK). The entrance ticket into Panulisan Beach is IDR 5,000, plus IDR 10,000 car parking plus IDR 5,000 motorbikes.
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