HomeBlogs Lake Tondano Lake Tondano is a famous tourist destination in the province of North
Sulawesi. It is located 600 meters above sea level and covers an area of
4,278 hectares (or about 10,571 acres). This lake is situated by the
village of Remboken, some 3 kilometers from Tomohon city or some 30 km
Lake Tondano is surrounded by mountains of 700
meters high, which are the Lembena, the Kaweng, the Tampusu and
Masarang. The lake covers three sub-districts, these are Eris, Kakas and
Remboken. From the lake side, you can see clearly Mount Kaweng.
Tondano has a tourist attraction called "Sumaru Endo" Remboken, and
the Tourist Resort of Bukit Pinus (from Tondano towards Toliang Oki).
From the lake side at Toliang Oki, and Tondano Pante you can see as far
as the beautiful Maluku sea, beyond the Lembean hill. Entry fee to this
tourist attraction is Rp 4.000 plus for insurance.
To Do Since
2003 the area is managed by the private sector. At present, this
attraction is called Sumaru Endo and has various facilities such as
bungalows, swimming pool and restaurants. In addition, you can also find
car rental services, rent swimming equipment and boats to take you
around the lake. Hiking near the lake is also fun in this cool climate.
Getting Around Visitors
can take boat around the lake for only Rp 50.000 (about 5 US Dollar)
but the boat usually waits till it has 10 passengers. In the middle
of the lake is a small island called Pulau Likri. Unfortunately, you
cannot stop at the island because the boat follows a different route.
In addition, you can also see the local community catch Nike fish using
nets that resemble a spoon held by bamboo sticks on either side. Several bamboo constructions stretching out into the lake are suitable for relaxing while enjoying the lake’s waters.
Getting There From
Tomohon to Lake Tondano it takes a one hour’s drive through winding
roads. Use your own car or take public transportation from Manado or