Gorontalo is a province located in northern Sulawesi.
Its capital city is also named Gorontalo. Gorontalo has a number of natural attractions, mainly beaches along its southern and northern coastlines and some islands. It's also a convenient starting point from where to explore national parks in the area: Bogani Nani Wartabone and Nantu. Along the southern coasts there are whale sharks which can be spotted by taking a boat ride.
Gorontalo is not a major tourist destination in Sulawesi, but receives some visitors because it lies along the north-south Sulawesi trail, from Manado to Makassar (via the Togean islands, Tentana and Tana Toraja.
In terms of governance, Gorontalo was officially established as a province in 2000, after being part of the province of North Sulawesi. The province has a diverse population, with the majority being Muslims, but also a significant Christian and animist minority.
Overall, Gorontalo is a unique and fascinating part of Indonesia, with its own distinct culture, cuisine, and natural beauty.
How to get to Gorontalo
Gorontalo has an airport with flights to some Indonesian destinations. It also can be reached by ferry or car.
Gorontalo has a number of hotels, bookable via the international booking portals.