Things to do in Manado

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  • Gretchen M
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy access from Manado. We took the public ferry from the harbor behind Hotel Celebes - 50,000/ person, riding over with a few tourists and locals and lots of refillable jugs of drinking water. Our guesthouse on the south western crescent of the island - the encircling reef an easy access from the beach across the lagoon (low visibility until you reach the reef). The coral in surprisingly good shape and the plunging drop-off full of schools of reef fish and many,many turtles hanging out, often resting on the wall’s shelves. A couple of dives on this SW side of the island. Why not a 5? The distressing tonnage of plastic trash that sweeps into this crescent from Manado and places unknown. Locals trying to sweep their section of the beach daily but no organized pick up to take the collected crap away. We’re all responsible, every time we toss that one-use plastic away.
    Written 11 March 2023
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  • Irman Novriandi
    Jakarta, Indonesia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach facing east to the Maluccu Sea,
    The beach sand is white
    While the waters are clear and green
    The wave are small
    It also near to Larata Hill
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Peter J
    Venray, The Netherlands413 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice mall.good eateries, didn't spot one with beer but am not sure
    Enough choice of shops for this area nu nothing comparing to Jakarta. Advisable on rainy or hot day
    Written 29 August 2019
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  • keithkeith
    Manado, Indonesia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was my second time visit Tunan Waterfall and the nature always heals me. I love the ambience and the quotes that we found hang on the tree, the area much better with the facilities of bathroom, only no one there selling snacks but I guess because of the pandemic because not many people come at time that's what I enjoy the most hehehe
    Written 21 August 2021
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  • Volson H
    Jakarta, Indonesia122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the MUST visit location in Manado. Located across the highway but the best spot to take a picture is at the Ciputra Housing. Surely He blessed me!
    Written 26 October 2019
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  • Paul N
    Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mostly well designed bridge which is has developed to a popular hang-out place for the mostly younger and poorer demographic in this exciting city.
    The police here stop motorcyclists for a myriad of reasons or not. This will not affect the average traveler, however.
    It takes about 15 minutes for the reasonably athletic to walk from the entrance on the north side of the Boulevard in Manado to the start of the fish restaurant strip.
    Those restaurants are subject to another discussion.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • sabai95
    Jakarta, Indonesia56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was beautiful with interesting scenery and very friendly people. We stopped by spontaneously and we glad that we did. A nice and pleasant experience, indeed.
    Written 27 December 2015
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  • Rahadhian
    Depok, Indonesia378 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I passed this temple during my morning run along the street at Manado Bay, it's a bit hidden, but the building is very beautiful with red bright color. A must see when you are in Manado. Good place to take a picture. Please wear a modest costume as this is sacred place for Chinese community
    Written 7 March 2018
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  • Jeffry Haryanto
    150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In some spot, the place was beautiful and the sand was so white and soft. Otherwise the place was averagely maintained.
    Written 28 November 2017
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  • martin m
    51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Near to the city , a nice beach to visit also u can eat fried banana with a nice view. Must go to malalayang beach !
    Written 19 December 2016
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  • Bangla,barry
    Surabaya, Indonesia84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tiny tarsier monkey live here and if you can find a guide take the evening hike to see these little guys waking up for their evening of hunting. We saw about 5 on out trip and lots of birds. During the day you can see the other monkeys that are there.
    Written 27 October 2019
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  • mpramudito
    Malang, Indonesia24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot to see sunset. The access is a bit difficult (narrow road). Supporting facilities (toilet, canteen) need to be improved. Nice forest along the way.
    Written 2 June 2017
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