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  • Manado with nearby Bunaken National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Manado with nearby Bunaken National Park
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Location Type: Destination
Manado is the second largest city in Sulawesi. Located on the North West coast of the island, it is a key transit point for travellers visiting the world famous dive locations of Bunaken National Park and the Lembeh Strait - the muck diving capital of the world.
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Manado, Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Manado
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Manado.


best time to visit: May - October, diving possible all year around
rainy season: November - April
average humidity: 81 %
annual rainfall: 3200 mm

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Wikipedia - Manado

Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Manado
Sam Ratulangi International Airport

Manado is the capital of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado, and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city has about 405,715 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar. The municipality of Manado is divided into nine districts: Malalayang, Sario, Wanea, Wenang, Tikala, Mapanget, Singkil, Tuminting and Mapanget. ... read more

Wikitravel - Manado

Manado waterfront
Manado waterfront

The capital of the province, the former stronghold of the Dutch and the cultural center of the Minahasa people, for a long time Manado prospered through trade with the nearby Philippines and the spice trade with the rest of the world. Alas, the bombings of World War II and the suppression of a local insurgency in the 1950s flattened most of Manado's older buildings. While by Indonesian standards still relatively prosperous, most visitors will be rather less impressed and head straight to the islands and reefs of nearby Bunaken.

Manado is famous throughout the region for its diving areas. Bunaken is one of the finest and maybe the most well-kept national marine park in Indonesia.

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