E'e Ngkapala Swimming Hole

E'e Ngkapala is a natural swimming pool that has long been frequented by locals. Its deep waters and surrounding cliffs make it great not only for swimming but also jumping and diving. E'e Ngkapala is especially popular after people have celebrated the Muslim holy days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, and when children are on year-end break from school.

After North Buton became a separate regency in 2007, the local government made several improvements to E'e Ngkapala, including installing steps that lead to and from the water's edge, along with a bridge, a sidewalk, and several shaded tables that are available on a first-come basis.

Although E'e Ngkapala is landlocked, its waters rise and fall with the tide via a subterranean connection with the sea, and are naturally sanitized by salt. In fact E'e Ngkapala is just one—albeit the most popular—of numerous anchialine pools that dot the Kulisusu landscape.