Lombongo Hot Spring in Bone Bolango Regency, Gorontalo Province
Tourists won’t feel bored when they conduct a vacation in Gorontalo Province. It is because they can find lots of vacation spots including natural and man-made tourist sites. For those who look for relaxation, in this case, they can visit Lombongo Hot Spring. The location is in Bone Bolango Regency and it resides within a local tropical forest. Moreover, it is located within the area of the famous Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park! As people may expect, they are able to enjoy bathing in the comfy hot spring along with their families. This can be done while watching the views of the tropical forest either.
Lombongo Hot Spring is located near to Duwano Village, so it offers a rural nuance. This also explains why lots of villagers are seen on the site. Have no worries. These people are quite friendly to outsiders. Some of them would even show direction regarding the location of the ponds. Once arriving on the site, tourists may find two ponds having a similar depth and size. According to the locals, these ponds have a width of about 500 meters per square and a depth of about 2 meters. The location is surrounded by tropical trees and some local buildings. Thus, the atmosphere feels comfy there.
Exploring Lombongo Hot Spring
The management takes advantage of the natural hot spring and mixes the hot water with the fresh one in the ponds. No wonder, the temperature gets moderate and lukewarm, which is quite comfortable for everyone regardless of age. Actually, tourists can also choose to take a bath in a cold pond, which gets the water directly from a nearby fountain. The source is on the mountain, in fact. This is why the water is both clear and refreshing!
Still, the most common reason for visiting Lombongo Public Bathing Place is to take a bath in the hot ponds. This can be done either alone or with family members, in fact! While enjoying bathing, tourists can feel the breezy atmosphere of the tropical forest, too. On the horizon, they can witness the beautiful views of hills covered by green savannas. What a wonderful place to relax! The only consideration is related to the crowd. It is because the site becomes more crowded during weekends. Somehow, the nuance becomes less comfortable due to the presence of those people. In order to avoid discomfort, in this case, tourists must come only during regular or working days. At these times, the nuance feels more peaceful!
After bathing, tourists may continue their adventure by exploring the nearby tropical forest. During exploration, they may find some interesting natural attractions, too, in fact! These include Boliohuto River and Lombongo Waterfall! Plus, various types of tropical flora and fauna can be found there. Don’t forget to visit the famous national park later, before going back to the hotel.
- Ulanta Fort
- Perintis Lake
- Puncak Kelapa Dua
How to Get There
Those coming from Jakarta City should consider taking an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Gorontalo Province right away. Well, this flight usually takes around 3 hours. After arriving at Jalaluddin Airport, they can use Trans Sulawesi Street and head to Bone Bolango Regency where Lombongo Hot Spring is located. The distance is 47.4 km so this trip may take about 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Century Beach Resort