Tourism Potential in Manokwari Regency West Papua
The Manokwari Regency of West Papua Province has beautiful natural scenery of mountains and stunning beaches, therefore local and foreign tourists greatly visit it. A number of interesting attractions that must be visited while on vacation to Manokwari is;
Underwater Tour of Doreri Bay West Papua
There are three beautiful small islands In Doreri Bay, namely Mansinan Island, Lemon Island and Raimuti Island. These islands have unique and beautiful collection of coral reefs. In these places, there are also about 20 former World War II shipwrecks. However, only 6 ships can be seen clearly, including patrol boats and cargo ships carrying ammunitions.
The Arfak Mountains is a natural reserve area that promises cool and beautiful natural scenery of forests, valleys and rivers with 320 species of birds, 110 species of mammals and 323 species of butterflies. In addition, the settlements and local people’s lives are still very traditional
Yen Bebay White Sand Beach West Papua
The beach is located about 5 kilometers from downtown Manokwari and is reachable by four or two wheeled drive vehicles with travel time of about 15 minutes. This beach has a clean stretch of white and soft sand with clear turquoise blue sea water. Yen Bebay Beach is a comfortable place to swim, relax and sunbathe.
In this coastal area, there are also beautiful small islands with a calm and peaceful atmosphere and traditional settlements of residents. Equipped with
beautiful and amazing coral reefs as well as various types of very diverse marine life, this beach area is perfect for snorkeling and diving activities.
Wondiwoy Mountain Natural Reserve West Papua
The natural reserve located in Wasior district of Manokwari regency has an area of about 83,022 ha with a wealth of 147 species of birds and various other types of flora and fauna.
In addition, you can take pleasure with the very beautiful and amazing natural panoramas of Teluk Cendrawasih and Teluk Wandamen from this natural reserve.
Meja Mountain Forest Tourism West Papua
From a distance, this mountain does look like a table, located about 2 Km from Manokwari city and accessible by four or two wheeled vehicles. This tourist area is perfect for mountain climbing and research activities.
In this area, we can also find a Japanese Monument that commemorates the landing of Japanese army divisions 221 and 222 in Manokwari during World War II. In addition, you can enjoy the beautiful views of Manokwari city from a distance from this area.
Bakaro Beach West Papua
In the northern coast beach of Manokwari regency, there is a unique tradition of calling fishes. Fishermen dothis activity around the coast by using awhistle made from seas hells while bringing food so fishes will come closer
The rocky coastal beach is explorableup to the center at low tide. Therefore, youcan directly see the beauty of the bottomof the beach and fishes that gather withoutthe need for snorkeling or diving.
Prafi Dam West Papua
The dam located in Prafi Districtis reachable by two and four wheeled vehicles within one hour from the city of Manokwari to the south.
Along the way tothe dam, the natural beauty of mountainsand valleys is beautiful. Next, visitors of the dam can go swimming and enjoy its fresh water.
Maruni Beach West Papua
The beach is located about 20 Km to the south of Manokwari city and can be visited by using four or two wheeled vehicles.
The beach has black quartz sand mixed with rock gravel. In addition to enjoying the beautiful natural scenery, visitors can also go swimming, boating orfishing on this beach.
Amban Beach West Papua
The beach is located about 4 Km from the city of Manokwari and has a stretch of black sand and relatively swift waves. In addition, you can also observe the beauty of the sunset on the horizon on this beach.
Lake Anggi West Papua
With an area of about 2,000 ha,the lake has a very fascinating natural panoramic beauty. This lake is located in Anggi District and you can visit it by using Cessna and Twin Otter types of aircraft with travel time of about 30 minutes from Manokwari city.