Ampadoap Waterfall in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province


In Talaud Regency of Indonesia, tourists may find various natural attractions including waterfalls. One of them is called Ampadoap Waterfall and it resides in Beo Sub-District. The good thing is that the waterfall is located on a hill, so it comes with refreshing air and serene nuance. Plus, the waterfall looks beautiful and alluring. Visitors usually enjoy bathing, photography, trekking, and relaxation there. Even kids are allowed to play water and swim in it! The only consideration is the weather, as tourists should only come during a good weather. It is common sense as rain would be a hassle for everyone.

The Nuance
As stated before, Ampadoap Waterfall is located on a hill. That means it takes a short trekking to get to the site. Here is a unique fact. The site has two waterfalls facing each other! Between these falls, a natural pond resides on where tourists enjoy bathing and swimming. The water is both clear and refreshing, for sure. In terms of size, one of the waterfalls has the width of about 20 meters. The other is smaller, though. The next recognizable feature is the presence of lush trees and plants that surround the site. This explains why the atmosphere feels shady and cool!

Exploring Ampadoap Waterfall
Trekking or exploration becomes the prime activity that tourists often do in Ampadoap Waterfall. Thanks to the challenging landscape of Indonesia. It is even possible to climb the waterfall and see a better panorama up there. For those who are brave enough, they can even jump to the natural pond from such height! One thing, the surface is a little bit slippery and rocky. Thus, it is recommended to wear proper footwear during exploration.

What is next? Tourists usually enjoy photography there. Thanks to the unique landscape and the presence of two stunning waterfalls. Even the pond is good enough to be a background of a photo! The most important consideration is the location where they take pictures. As mentioned before, the best one is on the top of the waterfall. It requires a little bit effort to get to that spot, though. Another consideration is related to the time. Make sure to conduct photography during a good weather only.

Another favorite thing to do in Ampadoap Waterfall is either swimming or bathing in the natural pond. The good thing is the natural pond is located between two stunning waterfalls! Not to mention the water feels quite soothing and looks so clear! The shady trees and songs of birds make the nuance even better!

Nearby Attractions

  • Arangaca Beach
  • Awawanna Beach
  • Tabang Beach
  • Immanuel Church
  • Totombatu Cave

How to Get There
The best way to get to Talaud Regency is by airplane, especially for those coming from Manado City. That means tourists should get an airplane at Sam Ratulangi International Airport and head to Melanguane Airport right away. For the information, this flight may take approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes. Once arriving at Melonguane City, tourists can get to the cave by any local transportation service. This trip takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, actually.

Where to Stay

  • Mentari Inn


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