The beauty of Bunaken National Marine Park has been known to the world. diversity of marine fish and corals seem to be a magnet for the world's travelers to visit the island, also known as the City of old Manado.
Bunaken is an island located at the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Sulawesi Island is known the world over as Celebes Island. Bunaken Island is famous for its natural beauty underwater. various kinds and colors of coral reefs and other marine creatures diversity makes bunaken as one destination for foreign tourists holidaying in Indonesia other than Bali.
White sand beach on the island of Bunaken also be one reason for tourists to take a holiday there. the friendliness of local residents as well as supporting tourism facilities, giving satisfaction to the local and foreign tourists.
How to Get to Bunaken Island?As a place that has been widely recognized internationally, transportation access to the tourist attractions Bunaken Marine Park is very easy. Manado City with Sam Ratulangi airport is connected with several other cities in Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Balikpapan and Makassar. Besides Sam Ratulangi airport also serves direct flights from abroad like Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Davao, Philippines. Terminal passengers also have supporting facilities of international standard. From the airport to the city of Manado, you can use a taxi around Rp. 100.000, or equivalent to $9,5 u.s dollars.
there are several ways to get to Bunaken Island from Manado city. you can get to Manado port or Marina Nusantara Diving Center at district Molas and Marina Blue Banter.
From the port of Manado to Bunaken Island takes approximately 30 minutes, from the NDC to the dive sites of Bunaken Island takes approximately 20 minutes, while the Marina Blue Banter to Bunaken Island we will use the yacht and traveled for about 10-15 minutes.
Admission and tickets to Bunaken Island can be found in the city of Manado and in the Bunaken National Park. You can also buy tickets at the ticket counters in Bunaken sellers and Liang villages on Bunaken Island and Ask this member. The price of admission for foreign tourists is Rp. 50.000, - per person per day or Rp . 150.000, - per year. As for the local tourist entry ticket price is only Rp. 2.500, - per person per day.
you also can rent a boat to get to Bunaken Island from the Manado bay, with a ranged price between $30-$80, or you can hire small boat from the villagers it will be cheaper than the price above.
so are you ready to take a vacation to Bunaken Island?
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