Located under the foot of Mount Gamalama, Ternate is a very charming and refreshing city. This city lays on Ternate Island which is part of North Maluku Province. The topography is mostly in the form of mountains and hills.
These conditions make Ternate is perfect for nature tourism. Most people buy flight tickets to Ternate to explore the city's unique nature, especially the various beautiful beaches and lakes.
Air transportation facilities in Ternate are supported by Sultan Babullah Airport. The airport is located in Tafure, North Maluku and serves as the main access connecting Ternate with the City of Ambon, Makassar, Manado, Jakarta, Surabaya, Morotai, East Halmahera, Labuha, and Sanana. Flight tickets to Ternate are available from popular airlines, such as: Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Batik Air, NAM Air, Wings Air, and Sriwijaya Air.
The experience of walking in the city of Ternate promises perfect entertainment for the eyes and soul because of its superior natural charm. Some examples are:
Location: Desa Sulamadaha, Ternate Utara.
Many tourists call this beach as the most beautiful beach in Ternate. The clear blue sea water in a small bay in the coastal area makes anyone feel like swimming in a giant glass. Rows of corals and black coloured sand make the scenery becomes exotic. Besides swimming, try to snorkel to see the beauty of the sea world of Sulamadaha Beach. Snorkeling equipment is available at food stalls on the beach.
Location: Jalan Lain, Batu Angus, Kelurahan Kulba, Pulau Ternate, Maluku Utara.
As the name suggests, Batu Angus is the frozen Gamalama volcanic remnant eruption. The remnant is petrified and solid black like charred. These rocks spread from the foot of Mount Gamalama to the surrounding sea and makes the surrounding beauty becomes a perfect view. Tourists like to make a stop here to admire the unique beauty of Ternate while taking pictures.
Location: Ternate Selatan, Maluku Utara.
At a glance, Fitu village is no different from other villages in Ternate. What makes it become one of the most popular destinations is the fact that the scenery in this village is enshrined in paintings behind a thousand Rupiah Indonesian money. Therefore, many people explore Fitu Village to see the scenery in its original form. The beauty of the simple houses of the locals facing the sea makes the experience in this village felt luxurious.
A perfect visit to Ternate is by tasting the best Eastern Indonesian flavors in the following popular places:
Location: Terminal, Gamalama, Maluku Utara.
Open everyday, 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
When the sun begin to set, people visit Terminal Ternate to eat grilled fish in a fairly wide street stall. Visitors can directly choose the fresh fish they want to burn with Ternate spices. The enjoyment of grilled fish must of course be completed with Sambal Colo-colo and several servings of fried vegetables.
Location: Jalan Branjangan 28, Kalumpang, Ternate Tengah, Maluku Utara.
Open everyday, 08:00 - 22:00 WIT.
Pondok Katu Restaurant is one of the special destinations for Eastern Indonesian seafood. The flagship menu is a variety of processed Kepiting Kenari. Although the price of a menu portion can be very expensive, the taste and experience still makes people curious. Especially if added with the freshness of whole ice coconut.
Location: Jalan Raya Ngade, Laguna, Kalumata, Maluku Utara.
Open every day, 10:00 - 20:00 WIT.
Floridas 2 Restaurant does not only serve delicious Ternate specialties. This restaurant also invites visitors to dine in with a beautiful panorama of Tidore Island and Maitara. While having fresh seafood, visitors' eyes and hearts will get pampered from the panorama that is pictured in Indonesian money, a thousand Rupiah.