Top things to do

Indonesian in Gorontalo

Ilabulo

Follow the plumes of smoke north of the roundabout on Jl Pandjaitan to these roadside shacks grilling up the local delicacy of ilabulo, a savoury blend of pounded sago, eggs, spices and chicken liver rolled in banan…
Indonesian in Gorontalo

Rumah Makan Sabar

Boasts an attractive colonial-style terrace and is renowned for its delicious nasi kuning (yellow rice) – an excellent way to start your day. Its soups and sambals also hit the spot.
Ruins in Gorontalo

Benteng Otanaha

On the northwestern outskirts of Gorontalo, this ruined Portuguese fort is on a hill overlooking Danau Limboto. The ruined remains include three simple stone battlements and fortifications.
Beach in Gorontalo

Pantai Kurenai

A sandy beach 10km south of town blissfully devoid of hawkers and warung.
Mall in Gorontalo

Gorontalo Mall

Has cafes, a Body Shop and lots of fashion boutiques.