Manado is the capital of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado, and is surrounded by a mountainous area. It is the second-largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar.
Manado is famous throughout the region for its diving areas. The Bunaken National Marine Park is popular with divers, and is one of the finest Marine Parks in Indonesia. Manado also boasts beautiful beaches, shopping opportunities, the Ban Hin Kiong Temple and nearby lakes and volcanoes.
Things to See & Do
* Diving & snorkeling at Bunaken National Park
* Ban Hin Kiong Temple
* Lake Tondano & Lake Linow
* Tangkoko National Park
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Language - Indonesian
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Population - 420,000 approx
Land Area - 157.26 km2
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +62
Port Location - Visitors to Manado will have a wet landing.
Travel Links - Manado is serviced by Sam Ratulangi International Airport. It offers flights to and from Jakarta, Makassar, Bali, North Maluku and Papua.