Bunaken National Park is a tourist attraction located in the Gulf of Manado – North Sulawesi with an area of about 8.08 km square, this tourist spot is one part of the government of Manado city which is the capital of North Sulawesi. Here there is a very beautiful Marine Park located around the island of Manado Tua (Mantehage and Siladen). To enjoy the underwater atmosphere of Bunaken you have to dive into and move to the rhythm of the waves that flow.
Image of Bunaken Marine Park The stunning underwater enchantment of the sea you can find here, there are about 13 types of coral reefs that vertically sloping downward vertical about 25 – 50 meters. You will also be spoiled with views that are served by about 91 species of fish in the Marine Park Bunaken. Among others white koi (Seriola rivoliana), local gusimi (hippocampus), indigo gasi (Scolopsis bilineatus), goropa (spinotocepsep hinephelus and hypselosoma Pseudanthias), yellow tail lollicity (Lutjanus kasmira), and many others. Not only that here are also found many mollusks such as goat head fish (Cassis cornuta), nautilus (Nautilus pompillius), giant kima (Tridacna gigas) and tunikates or askidian.
For travelers who love scuba diving, this is one of the best places to do the activity. There are about 20 points that can be used for diving, where you will get a chance to swim into the sea surrounded by a variety of marine life is very fascinating. History of Bunaken Tourism
History of Bunaken Tourism
Bunaken this one can be very famous as it is now because of the beauty of the marine park, this tour was discovered in 1975, and used as a mainstay tourist attraction of North Sulawesi. The realm of bunaken has been populated by the population since 1400, and the first inhabitants of this place are immigrants from the kingdom of Bowontehu (Old Manado) and the occupied territories include Bunaken, Mantehage, Siladen, Naen, Talise, Bangka, Ganges and Territories The northern coast of the Minahasa peninsula
In the 1850s, the people who occupied Tanjung Parigi moved to the Southeast, located on the edge of the beach and directly opposite Manado City itself. Then the community established a land which they named “Wunakeng” which stands for the name “Kinawungakeng”, said Kinawunakeng itself has a meaning of residence. Then on its development, the word “Wunakeng” itself was changed to Bunaken which stands for “Pamunakeng” which means the landing of a boat.
Travel Route Towards Bunaken National Park
To reach the tourist area of Bunaken National Park is very young. If you travel by air, you can directly transit at Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado City. Where the airport is connected with other major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Makasar, Balikpapan and also Denpasar Bali. Other than that for you who come from abroad like Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines can also directly transit at this Airport.
Then from Sam Ratulangi Airport your journey continues to Manado City by taxi transportation, from Manado to Bunaken Island itself, the journey continues through the existing port of Manado to Marina Blue Banter and Marina Nusantara Diving Center (NDC) in Kecamatan Molas, Approximately 30 minutes. After arriving at Marina Blue Banter is still needed 10 to 15 minutes trip by cruise to the dive site, semantara if you pass the Marina Nusantara Diving Center (NDC) takes 20 minutes. Besides other alternatives to get to Bunaken Island from Manado, you can use boat transportation that you can rent from Marina and Pasar Bersehati
Then for admission to Bunaken National Park tourist area, you can get it by buying in Manado city precisely at Bunaken National Park Office, besides you can also get it at some ticket sales counter exist in Liang village (Bunaken Island) or in Siladen