Things to see in Tagulandang. North Sulawesi, Indonesia

The main tourist attractions are in the island of Tagulandang itself, but the two small islands next to it, Pualu Ruang and Pulau Pasighe, also have some points of interests you should not miss.

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Pulau Tagulandang:

  • Bahoi. This is the main town in the island of Tagulandang. Here you will find the passenger harbor of Tagulandang (where the ferries from Manado arrive and depart from), the three hotels in the island, the traditional market, a few shops and restaurants. In front of the market there is a good spot for snorkeling. Bahoi also has a long, and clean, beach.

    panoramic of tagulandang beach
    Panoramic view of Tagulandang Beach
  • Humbia: a small fishing village, with a nice beach for snorkeling and/or swimming. Good spot for enjoying the sunset too. It can be accessed by road (motorbike and microbus) and/or by boat.

    Snorkeling at Humbia Beach
    Snorkeling at Humbia Beach
  • Solang: fishing village with a nice white sand beach. A little busy with the traditional boats, but still clean and nice. It can be accessed by road (motorbike and microbus) and/or by boat.

    View of Solang Beach from the Road
    View of Solang Beach from the Road
  • Bira Beach: one of the beaches with white sand in Tagulandang. A quiet place, good for picnic and for relaxing or swimming. Access by road and by boat.

    White Sand at Bira Beach
    White Sand at Bira Beach
  • Bulangan: A town in the North coast of Tagulandang. Next to the beach there is a spring with hot water. Popular place for celebrations. good snorkeling spot too. Access by road.

    Beach at Bulangan Beach (Hotsprings)
    Beach at Bulangan Beach (Hotsprings)
  • Minanga: Town in the North of Tagulandang, where the container port sits. A good place for enjoying the sun rise. Access by road.

    View of Minanga Bay from the Road
    View of Minanga Bay from the Road
  • Lesah: A town in the West coast. Good place for watching the sunset. There is a nice coral reef in front of the town. Good place for snorkeling.

    View of Lesah Bay from the Road
    View of Lesah Bay from the Road
  • Balehumara: town next to Bahoi. In front of it there is a good spot for snorkeling, but you will need a boat to access it.

    Old Boat at Balehumara Beach
    Old Boat at Balehumara Beach
  • Bahoi Harbor: Great spot for seeing the sunset, under the jetty there’s a good snorkeling site, with a wreck next to it.

    Bahoi Harbor at Sunset
    Bahoi Harbor at Sunset

Pulau Ruang:

  • Mount Ruang: 700 meter volcano. From its summit there’s a beautiful view of Tagulandang.

    View of Mount Ruang from Buhias Town
    View of Mount Ruang from Buhias Town
  • Lihonga. Black sand beach. Nice spot for swimming.

    Black Sand at Lihonga Beach
    Black Sand at Lihonga Beach
  • Lainpatehi. Main town in Ruang Island. There’s a wide beach, with a nice spot for snorkeling in front of it.

    View of Ruang Island from the Market
    View of Ruang Island from the Market
  • Tanjung Angus. Cape of Ruang where the black lava gets into the sea. There is a pebble beach next to it. This is a good spot for fishing and snorkeling.

    Solidified Lava at Tanjung Angus
    Solidified Lava at Tanjung Angus

Pulau Pasighe:

  • Coral reef. Around the Island of Pasighe there is a very big coral reef. A favorite place for snorkeling and fishing. Big currents are common in the area. Precaution is recommended.

    Island of Pasighe from Baleumara
    Island of Pasighe from Baleumara