Saronde Island, Gorontalo

Saronde is a small Island that located near to the Gulf Kwandang, North Gorontalo District. Although this tiny, the charm of the Island is internationally well-known. There are many foreign tourists that come to this Island during peak season. Seronde Island is still very natural, clean, and away from air pollution. The nature is very soothing and ready to indulge you. Here, you can swim, surf, dive, snorkel or water ski as much as you want. Just do not hesitate yourself to jump and swim, because the water is fine…

Cinta Island, Tomini Bay, Gorontalo

Pulau Cinta or love Island is become more popular today in Gorontalo, since it been promoted in Festival Sail Tomini Boalemo few years ago. Are you a newlywed and want to have perfect escape with your spouse? Then, celebrating your love together at this Island will be your best experience. Looking at the name that indicated the Love, the form of the Island is also unique, with a heart shape characterizing Love sign. Cinta Island is located in Boalemo district, Gorontalo, approximately 2 hours drive from the city of Gorontalo.…

Olele Marine Park, The Gorontalo’s Hidden Paradise

Better known as Gorontalo’s hidden paradise, Olele marine park is one of magnificent tourism objects in Gorontalo. It located in Olele village, Kabila Bone sub-district, Gorontalo. There are just so many things that make Gorontalo perfect for holiday, the beauty of its nature, the culture and not forget to mention, the friendly people. Mountains, hills, shore line are the main characteristic of Gorontalo and it makes the island perfect for marine tourism. To reach Olele, it only takes 20 km from downtown Gorontalo. We can take 40-50 minute driving to…

Limboto Lake, Gorontalo

Limboto Lake Limboto is a lake located in Limboto District, Gorontalo, Indonesia. This lake has a depth of between 5 to 8 meters, the tourists that coming to this lake can enjoy various activities such as, fishing, boating competitions, or swimming. In addition, they can also enjoy the fresh grilled fish that supplied by local fishermen. It’s affordable and interesting. Lake Limboto is becomes widely from year to year and the depth is steadily decreasing. Limboto lake in 1999 vast ranged between 1900-3000 ha, with a depth of 2-4 meters…

Polopalo Dance, A Gorontalo’s Folk Dance

Polopalo Dance Polopalo is a traditional dance from Gorontalo, that becomes a folk dance among the teenagers. There are two types of Polapalo dance; the first one was the oldest one and the modern one. The old Polapalo was played by single dancer or solo, while Polopalo today is played in groups and using new compose and arrangement. The old Polopalo was played by hitting the instrument to the tools and to the knee regularly, while today’s Polopalo is played by hitting the instrument the tools only. Nevertheless, the technique…

The Bajo And The Ocean

Bajo People Bajo people, is one of Indonesian ethnic tribe who live nomad and spread all over the Indonesia area. Bajo people or Bajau or Sama Bajo was mentioned on folk tale that their ancestor was come from Johor, Malaysia. The King of Johor gave command to the Its People to found out the Princess who escaped. This people was looking for princess to some places into Sulawesi. It was mentioned that the princess is no longer want to come back to Johor, but she choices to stay at Sulawesi.…

Gorontalo, The Waiting Place

Gorontalo After apart from North Sulawesi, Gorontalo become an independent province on December 2000, with the capital of Gorontalo itself. There are some opinion about the meaning of Gorontalo name, like; Hulontalangio, which is a name of a tribe that resided in the area; Hua Lolontalango, which means cavemen who used to walk back and forth; Hulutalangi, which means a nobler, Huluo Lo Tola, which means a place where snakehead fish breed; Pongolatalo or Pohulatalo, which means a waiting place; Gunung Telu, which means three mountains; Hunto, which means a…