Manado, located on the northern end of Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi, it is the capital of the North Sulawesi province. Inland from Manado, a trip through the Minahasa Highlands will take you to intriguing prehistoric above-ground burial sites, volcanoes, hot springs, the highland lake Tondano and breathtaking panoramas of lush mountains, coffee and coconut plantations, orchid gardens and terraced hillsides. What better way to escape the dull city life with a fresh view of marine life right here in Manado’s Bunaken? Say hi to your friendly fish friends as you dive into the clear waters. Be prepared to be amazed with the 390 species of coral found there, earning their well-known title as one of the best diving spots in the world.