Manokwari is a city located on the northern coast of the Bird's Head Peninsula of Papua Island. This city is the capital of Manokwari Regency, and the capital of West Papua Province. For Christians in Papua, Manokwari is a historic city that became the starting point for the spread of religion in 1855.
The area of Manokwari is around 1,556.94 km2. The city stretches in Doreri Bay with the Arfak Mountains dominating the low hills on the south side. This condition makes Manokwari's natural charm excited to be explored by us to.
Manokwari has an airport that been existed since the days of the Dutch East Indies government. Named after Rendani Airport, this air base is located about three kilometers from the city center. Currently, Rendani Airport serves Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air, Wings Air, Susi Air and Express Air flights. Cities that are connected through this airport are Jakarta, Jayapura, Sorong, Biak, Makassar, Ambon, Kaimana, Wasior, and Bintuni.
Flight tickets to Manokwari are among the most expensive for domestic destinations. However, the enchanting charm of nature has always managed to make tourists willing to spend more to go to this city. Especially with the following hot destinations:
Special experiences await you in the waters of Doreri Bay. Not only is the wealth of the underwater world fascinating, You will be amazed by the fascinating underwater world and also with the remnants of World War II that have become giant coral reefs on the seabed. This magical sight always manage to make many adventurers spend their money on flight tickets to Manokwari and dive in Doreri Bay.
This nature reserve area offers a variety of attractions. In an area of 2,950 meters above sea level, there are two beautiful lakes, bird and butterfly observation sites, Pasir Putih Beach, and traditional villages. Its main attraction is the natural panorama that blends the beauty of hills, mountains and lakes. The panorama makes people reluctant to travel for hours from the city center.
The beautiful white sand beach is located quite close to the city center, which is about 15 minutes drive to the north coast. The rocky contour of the beach makes tourists be able to walk far to the middle of the sea at low tide. The most unique tradition here is calling fish. Tourists deliberately fill this beach to witness the greatness of local fishermen who call fish using whistles from shells.
Talking about culinary, Manokwari is a city that has unique taste. Some types of food are fairly eccentric. You can taste the special pleasures of Manokwari in this popular places.
Location: Jalan Pasir Putih, Manokwari Timur, Papua Barat.
Open everyday, 09:00 - 23:58 WIT.
One of the Manokwari speciality culinary is the grilled fish. You can taste the delicious taste in Mansinam Beach Restaurant and Cafe which located in the sea cost with a view of Mansinam Island and Lemon Island. Aside from its sea food menu, make sure to taste the Papuan speciality food here.
Location: Jalan Gunung Salju, Amban, Manokwari Barat, Papua Barat.
Open everyday, Monday - Saturday 17:00 - 00:00 WIT.
This coffee shop invites customer to sip their local coffee in outdoor area. The atmosphere of wooden house with chairs located in the middle of the park area makes this place suitable for hanging out with the closest ones. While sipping their good coffee, snacks such as kasbi (fried cassava), banana, and sukun are also available to complete the good moment.
Location: Jalan Merdeka, Padarni, Manokwari Barat, Papua Barat.
Open everyday, 08:30 - 22:00 WIT (except Sunday, open 17:30 - 20:00 WIT).
Rumah Makan Salam Manis is famous in the local society because it provides Nasi Ayam Panggang Lalapan which is known to be very delicious. The menu is offered in buffet style, which the additional menu can be ordered separately. Other menu that must be ordered are Papeda Kuah Kuning and Ikan Bakar.