Gorontalo officially became the capital of Gorontalo Province since February 16, 2001. Previously, this city was part of North Sulawesi Province. The location of this city is very strategic with views of Tomini Bay and the Sulawesi Sea
Given its history, Gorontalo is one of the oldest cities in Sulawesi with a peninsula formed around 400 years ago. The city began as one of the centers for the spread of Islam in Eastern Indonesia.
Over time, Gorontalo developed into a center for education and trade. The city has Jalaludin Airport as an access point for air transportation from Makassar, Manado, Jakarta, Luwuk, Tarakan, Ampana, Buol, Palu and Toli-toli. Flight tickets to Gorontalo are available through Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Batik Air, Aviastar, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Wings Air.
Referring to its strategic location, mountain-dominated landscape, and interesting historical background, it is clear that Gorontalo is a tourist destination that you must make a stop. Before buying a flight ticket to Gorontalo, first know the choices of the most popular destinations.
Location: Desa Olele, Poduoma, Suwawa Timur, Bone Bolango, Sulawesi Utara.
Olele Marine Park is located about 20 kilometers from the center of Gorontalo City, equivalent to a 40 minute drive. Not less compare to Bunaken, Olele Marine Park saves an amazing underwater world charm. Many people even call the coral reefs in the Olele Marine Park more varied. Just crossing the boat for only five minutes, tourists can meet beautiful coral reefs and fish in the belly of the sea.
Location: Teluk Tomini, Desa Patoameme, Botumoito, Kabupaten Boalemo, Sulawesi Utara.
Pulo Cinta is a very beautiful and romantic tourist resort. Many people come here alone and adventure to enjoy exotic Tomini Bay. Beautiful villas appear to be scattered in the middle of the sea and connected with wooden bridges that form images of the heart as a symbol of love. This goal is certainly very suitable for honeymoon.
Location: Jalan Usman Isa, Kelurahan Dembe I, Kota Barat, Sulawesi Utara.
This cultural preserve is a Portuguese colonial heritage fort founded with the approval of the Ilato King and the Portuguese. Tourists need to take another 300 steps to reach this fort. Throughout the climb, beautiful hill views and Lake Limboto are ready to be a boost. Aside from being a historical destination, Fort Otanaha also became the idol of photography art activists.
Located in the area of Sulawesi Island, Gorontalo culinary charm is certainly very tempting. Many eateries are available to pamper tourists. The best choices are:
Location: Komplek Tangga 2000, Pantai Pohe, Hulonthalangi, Sulawesi Utara.
Open every day, 11:00 - 21:00 WITA.
The name "Ratu" stands for "Raja Tuna". This restaurant is on the edge of Gorontalo Bay offers a menu of processed tuna, with its mainstay: Sate Tuna khas Gorontalo. In addition to satay, visitors are also required to order Tuna Kuah Asam which is very tasty and refreshing. The pleasure of eating tuna here is certainly second to none. The fish is guaranteed fresh and only caught from Gorontalo waters which is indeed the home of the best quality tuna.
Location: Jalan Sultan Botutihe, Ipilo, Kota Timur, Sulawesi Utara.
Open every day, 9:00 - 23:00 WITA.
This restaurant is the best place to taste Gorontalo cuisine at friendly prices. The menu variations are very diverse and certainly include Gorontalo specialties. Offering a buffet concept, every guest at Limami Restaurant can choose and take the desired food. The place is very spacious and clean so people are guaranteed to be very comfortable here.
Location: Jalan Jenderal Sudirman 96, Limba U Dua, Kota Selatan, Sulawesi Utara.
Open everyday, 08:00 - 22:00 WITA.
This place offers a pleasant atmosphere with a dining room in Saung that floats above a lotus pond. Simple menus like Grilled Fish, Fried Fish, Woku Fish, and Various Vegetables are so delicious accompanied by a variety of traditional chili sauce. This provides a perfect dining experience, especially visitors can directly choose the type of fish they want.