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20 Amazing Things to Do in Gorontalo Indonesia

by Yoga Adi

Gorontalo is a new province in Indonesia as it is the 32nd province. Gorontalo became its own province in 2000 on 22 December separated from North Sulawesi province with Manado as the capital of the province. Gorontalo is also often referred to as the town of Madinah because it has a unique mosque.

In addition to having a nickname that is somewhat different from other cities in Indonesia, gorontalo it also has a very diverse tourist attractions, ranging from religious tourism to nature tourism was very much.

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What is this province has? What are places included in the top 20 things to do in Gorontalo, Indonesia? Check the list below :

1. Layang Hill

The layang hill is a hill on the outskirts of Gorontalo city which is very beautiful. Located in the District Hulonthalangi  Siendeng, this hill provides comfort as well as tranquility for you. It will pay off with an amazing view of this hill. In addition, seeing beautiful views of the city  from a height is very fun as well addiction.

In this Gorontalo Tourism you can see beautiful scenery of Gorontalo city from altitude from the hill which ha about approx 700 mdpl height. Seeing the sky, seeing the glimmering lights of Gorontalo will make a remarkable journey. Such a good place, right?

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

2. Walima Emas Mosque

Walima Emas is located at the top of Religious Tourism Village Bubohu, Bongo, about 250m above sea level, in Batudaa Pantai District, Gorontalo District. The mosque was inaugurated on 12-12-2012 at 12.12 WITA. Inauguration of Walima Emas also celebrated with praying together, dhikr and performances of Islamic culture. Four domes at each corner of the mosque are seen standing solid with golden yellow, shaped walima which bright and shining at the eve of the night. Not only that, the Islamic Calendar or the greatest Hijri Calendar in the world is in this mosque. Next to the mosque, there is the Miem Pond, a pond with natural mountain water and cool atmosphere.

Not too far from  there, you can go to Bubohu Religious Tourism Village. It only takes about 20 minutes with using a two-wheeled vehicle or toda four from downtown Gorontalo. Along the journey, you will be accompanied by beautiful scenery of Tomini Bay. What a great place.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens Every time

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3. Diyonumo Island

Diyonumo Island is located in Deme Village, Sumalata District, East Gorontalo. This island is very beautiful and still empty of visitors. In addition, free of waste because its not touched by people. The beautiful hills on the island are one of the many attractions of the island. Arriving in here, you certainly will not miss capturing images from the top of the hill with  the background of the islands and the blue sea. If you are in Gorontalo City, you can use four wheeled vehicle and motor to Sumalata.

Just spend about 2-3 hours drive and then cross to this island via Deme Village. Then you’ll finally arrived. Keep in mind, the island is still very natural so there is not enough facilities, also its recommended to bring a tent with you. You can enjoy the nights while seeing the sea or the stars. Very remarkable.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : No Opening Hours

4. Love Island

Pulau Cinta or Love Island is a previously uninhabited Island found by the people of Baeloma County and reported to the Tourism Office of Gorontalo Province. For marine tourism, the island of love is very beautiful and fascinating, with the sea is clean and clear and coral sea is still well preserved. Actually the naming of Pulo Cinta itself is an awesome eco resort that stands in the middle of the sand island.

The island of sand looks so unique and amazing, because it has a form like the symbol of love. Its beauty more complete because the sand is standing on a stunning coral named Salvador Dali. Thi is the only one in the whole world.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp3.000.000,- tp Rp5.000.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours

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5. Bongo Village

Bubohu Village or better known as Bongo Village, in Batudaa Pantai District, Gorontalo District is a village located on the coast of Tomini Bay. It is directly adjacent to the Tanjung Kramat urban area of ​​Gorontalo City. Villages with a population of approximately 3,200 people or 850 families spread in 5 (five) hamlets, eastern hamlet, central hamlet, western hamlet, hamlet tenilo and hamlet wapalo. In 2004, it was built by the Provincial Government of Gorontalo as Religious Tourism Village with its cultural tourism charm which is spectacular. Besides having a unique culture, Bubohu Village has other natural and religious tourism assets.

The religious atmosphere, combined with the colorful culture, the people’s dignity and the beautiful natural atmosphere is the feels you’ll get when visiting this village. The tourist village of Bongo has many historical values ​​and is one of the most suitable tourist attractions for those who are interested to learn and know more about the history of this village.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours

6. Hiyaliyo Da’a Waterfall

Hiyaliyo Da’a Waterfall (Ujung Hulu) or Waterfall Didingga is a unique waterfall in Gorontalo that you must visit. With a height of about 30 meters, the water does not immediately fall into the river, but down the cliffs neatly. The atmosphere in this waterfall is still natural and still “virgin” because it has not been touched by tourists.

To be able to enjoy the beauty of this waterfall requires a struggle. First, you have to travel for 3 hours from Gorontalo Town to Didingga village. After that, you still have to pass through the protected forest with the help of a local guide with reasonable price. Because the road to this place is still pioneering and the terrain is rather steep, your stamina should be very good. After that, the stunning view will great you, and it will be the greatest moment in your life.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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7. Taludaa Waterfall

This waterfall is also one of the waterfalls that are still “virgin” in Gorontalo. The atmosphere here is very calm and the scenery is beautiful. You can also find many fruit trees because this waterfall is located in the agro area of ​​Taludaa Village.

Well, to get here you need 3 hours drive from Gorontalo Town to Taludaa Village (via south path). Then, you have to walk as far as 2 km through the plantation to enter the forest. The struggle through the forest, streaming the river, and climbing the hill will be paid when you arrive and witness the beauty of nature here. Wonderful, that’s why it made its way to the list of Top 20 Things to Do in Gorontalo, Indonesia.

  • Entry Ticket : No admission ticket
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

8. Tenilo Waterfall

Tenilo Falls is one of the many beautiful and fascinating tourist destinations of Gorontalo. Tenilo Waterfall which located in Boalemo Gorontalo is still virgin and free from the damage caused by human. Tenilo waterfall is only as high as about 20-25 meters.

In addition to visiting and bathing in this waterfall you also take a walk to surround the village and maybe do a little chat with the local community while sipping coffee. Its guaranteed to be a journey which give great memories too. Come and enjoy the beauty of this tourist destination with the whole family.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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9. Kurenai Beach

Kurenai Beach is one of the 20 dive spots available in Gorontalo, one of which is Olele, Biluhu, and others. About 80% of diving locations can be reached by  the vehicle and not far from the shore dive. The exploration of the diving location in Gorontalo began around 2000.

Judging from various factors, the location of diving there can be called world class. Water temperature is relatively warm and wave is not too strong. Typical coral formed with complete variations. You should visit it to enjoy the magnificent underwater world of it.

  • Entry Ticket : No admission ticket
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours everyday

10. Manangu Beach

Mananggu Beach is located in Mananggu Village, Mananggu District, Boalemo District, Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. This white sand beach has a beautiful view, clean and clear sea water and rows of coconut trees on the edge of the beach that waves to every visitor who comes by.

You can swim on this beach and play water as much as you like. If you just want to enjoy the beach scenery, you can sit under the coconut tree while seeing the view of the expanse ocean.Sunset panorama at Mananggu Beach is also not less beautiful than the beaches in other Gorontalo. Prepare your camera to capture the moment of the return of the Sun to his bed!

  • Entry Ticket : Totally free
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

11. Dunu Beach

The next things to do in Gorontalo Indonesia is visiting Dunu Beach. Dunu Beach is one of the natural wealth and charm of marine tourism owned by North Gorontalo Regency, Gorontalo Province. The natural panorama is pretty amazing. The elegance of Dunu Beach is well known by the people of North Gorontalo, as well as other communities outside the District of North Gorontalo.

In fact, many residents from North Bolmong District, North Sulawesi Province and residents of Gorontalo City also come to enjoy the beauty of natural scenery with the natural softness of sand and splashing small waves who greet with full of hospitality to anyone who visit Dunu Beach.

Not so surprising, every day in Dunu Beach is crowded by residents from various corners to holiday with family or relatives. There are also some who just come to enjoy the beauty of the islands that lies in front of Dunu Beach. Plus, if the sun began to go down, the natural atmosphere around Dunu Beach becomes more fascinating.You should try to visit it.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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12. Limboto Lake

This lake should be a mandatory list to visit because the scenery is really cool. For you who like the photos, here are many interesting objects to be shot. You can also fish, swim, ride by boat until a culinary tour eating a variety of fish dishes caught by residents in this lake.

Access to the lake is easy, you just drive for 45 minutes from Jalaluddin Airport Gorontalo. If you’re from downtown, you have to travel 2 km to Limboto Sub-district (via Trans-Batudaa-Bongomeme Street. It such a great place.

  • Entry Ticket : No admission ticket
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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13. Olele Marine Tourism

Diving and snorkeling lovers must come here. You will be spoiled with the beauty of coral reefs and various species of fish in the sea in this area of ​​Tomini Bay. In addition to Bunaken Marine Park, this place is one of the underwater paradise in Sulawesi.

Olele is located  in the Village Olele, Kabila Bone Distrcit, about ± 20 km from the city of Gorontalo. You can come here with two-wheeled vehicles and four wheels. What a paradise.

  • Entry Ticket : About Rp800.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday from 06.00 – 17.00

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Other Attractions in Gorontalo

There are other attractions you can enjoy on Gorontalo, those are :

14. Kerawang – You can check the beauty of the silks there

15.  Petandio Resort – Perfect place to relax and hang out

16. Batila Island – Perfect if you looking for a ocean paradise

17. Pakaya Tower – Look at the whole city of Gorontalo from here

18. Otonaha Castle – Enjoy the great building of Otonaha exclusively

19. Tomini Bay – Located in Gorontalo, a place for diving and also great for swimming

20. Bulihutuo Beach – A great place to relax, swimming, and doing all other water sports.

That’s it, the list of the top 20 things to do in Gorontalo, Indonesia. Actually, there’s more things to do in there, you can explore it and i want you to find it yourself, and make a great experience of it, careful not to get lost though. Make a very nice memory of it, and please keep the environment clean, to make the beauty of those places still maintained. Enjoy your holiday in Indonesia and have a great day!

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