ITS–Lake Tondano is situated in Minahasa district, about 36 kilometers south west of Manado in Northern Sulawesi. The nameTondano was derived from Tou, which means Man, and dano for water. Lake Tondano is situated near the town of Tondano, where for a long time the people have relied on the water for their livelihood.
Lake Tondano has an area of 46square kilometers. The lake, which is situated 600 m above sea level, is surrounded by threemountains, Mt. Klabat (1,995 m), Mt. Soputan (1,661 m), and Mt. Lokon (1,580 m). It’s fantastic beauty has attracted people to come for fishing, water skiing, and boating. Situated right on the edge of the lake is Remboken, a recreational park, wherevisitors can relax.
The water from the lake flows down to rivers: the Manado River through the towns of Tondano and Air Mandidi, and the Tondano River, which flows to the Manado gulf.