Geo-tourism is a special interest tourism by utilizing the potential of natural resources such as landforms, rocks, geological structures and earth history. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the enrichment of insight and understanding of the process of natural physical phenomena. Through geo-tourism, tourist sites with geological and geomorphological tourism objects can be avoided from negative impacts.

The sites in the Gorontalo Geopark that are being developed into geo-tourism are Pentadio Hot Springs, Dulanga Beach, Biluhu Beach, Ilohu'uwa Waterfall, Botubarani Limestone, Hungayono Limestone, and Otajin Limestone.

Through geo-tourism the welfare of the people who live in it can be increased by developing employment opportunities for local communities. Local communities also take care and develop these geo-tourism objects. Sustainable tourism development based on local wisdom can be realized. Geo-tourism can also encourage visitors to appreciate the place of the geo-tourism object.

1. Additional-Fishing pool tourism at Pentadio hotspring

Figure 1. Fishing pond at Pentadio hot spring site. The view of Lake Limboto can be seen from the Pentadio hot spring fishing pond (Photo: Faizal Djau).

2. Additional-Hot river tours at the Pentadio hot springs site can be enjoyed by renting a fishing boat

Figure 2. Hot river tourism at the Pentadio hot springs site can be enjoyed by renting a fishing boat. This extreme tourism is carried out on a river with a water temperature of 75⁰C.

3. Additional-Pantai Dulanga

Figure 3. Dulanga Beach. Near the Dulanga site is the Bubohu cultural tourism village (Photo: Adiwinata Solihin).

4. Additional-Biluhu Beach

Figure 3. Biluhu Beach

5. Additional-Ilohuuwa waterfall

Figure 4. Ilohu'uwa Waterfall

6. Additional-Botubarani

Figure 5. Botubarani Limestone. Inside the Botubarani limestone cave are the bones of pirates. Near the Botubarani site there is a whale shark tourism (Photo: PHP2D/P3D Teknik Geologi UGM 2020).

7. Additional-Hungayono

Figure 6. Hungayono site. Near the Hungayono site there are hot springs and the Maleo's endemic bird sanctuary.

8. Additional-Otajin

Figure 7. Otajin Limestone


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