From Palu's Mutiara Airport it only takes 30 minutes to get to Taipa Beach, located just 20km north of Palu. Taipa has white sand and crystal clear sea water. Taipa beach has a rich underwater life just in front of the beach. You can go snorkeling to see the coral reefs and colorful fish which can already be seen just 50 meters from the beach. For lovers of diving, this area also has some good diving spots. But besides the underwater world, the beach is also a perfect place to unwind and relax.
From the beach you will have a beautiful view of Mount Gawalise which can be seen from a distance. The surroundings at Taipa Beach are astonishing, with lots of green trees that seem to form a gradation in colors with the blue sky and water.
Close to the beach some cottages and a swimming pool has been build. Rates in the cottage are around Rp. 500,000 per night though but you can save some money by spending the night in a saung or pendopo (open pavilion-like structures) provided by the manager at a rate of about Rp. 100,000 per night.
Getting to Taipa beach from the airport you can use either a taxi, public transport (angkotan) or motorcycle taxi (ojek) all with good rates. For taxi (metered) the cost is usually RP 30 000, public transportation would cost around Rp. 15,000 and if using an ojek fare will be about Rp. 25,000.
Entry fee to the beach is only. Rp. 5000.