There are many beautiful beaches in North Sulawesi. One of them is Paal Beach, located in Marinsow Village, East Likupang, North Minahasa District. Its just 60 km from Manado–the capital city of North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.
Paal beach is a nice spot for tourists. The beach is blessed with a white sand beach that gracefully extends to the island’s northern coast, and the water is clear. To reach this place, you only need around 90 minutes by land transportation from Manado City.
It would be wonderful to visits in the morning or evening. The beach is much visited by local and foreign travelers.
Around 40 Km from Manado city, there is a park that keeps megalithic heritages from the past. It is Waruga, a park that places stone sarcophagus’ that were used by the Minahasan people to place their dead in a squatting position.
Based on local belief, these graves are made of carved stone that are shaped like a house, a tradition kept since 1600AD. The graves vary, depending on the profession or social status of the person that has been buried.
The “Dotu” or clans original locations were previously spread out throughout several villages in the Minahasa district, but these have now been gathered in the Waruga compound at Air Madidi and nearby Sawangan.
Since this heritage which originates from the megalithic era is notable, there are several important figures of state have come to see them, among others are Queen Jualiana and Prince Bernard, as well as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and many more.