Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah, located in East Malaysia. It is a major fishing destination and a popular gateway for holiday fun. Kota Kinabalu is also a very well-known place amongst climbers and mountaineers. This is where the highest mountain in Malaysia is located. Hence, you will get a chance to experience a little climbing or trekking scene if desired.
A destination both for the avid sun seeker and the more adventurous tourist. Relax on the beach, enjoy beach activities and be amazed by the great nature. There are so many things to do in Kota Kinabalu, no matter interests.
Because Kota Kinabalu is known as a place for expeditions, you could hire an experienced Kota Kinabalu mountain guide to scale up the Kota Kinabalu mountain of Mount Kinabalu. However, you should be prepared to spend a few days sleeping in the wild as it takes a minimum of 2 days and one night to reach the mountain peak.
Another way to experience nature, is to go to Kota Kinabalu National Park, which is a natural habitat for several different species of animals. You can hire a guide to guide you through the jungle trails of the Kota Kinabalu National Park reserve.
If you prefer the sun, sand and the sea, Kota Kinabalu wouldn’t be complete without a white and sandy Kota Kinabalu beach. Kota Kinabalu beach is the great get away for sun seekers. Or you could snorkel at one of Malaysia’s marine parks. Tunku Abdul Rahman marine has snorkeling activities that allow you to view the coral reefs.
However, if you prefer diving over snorkeling and sitting by the beach, there are tons of agencies that offers Kota Kinabalu diving classes for tourists. The Kota Kinabalu diving is one of a kind with great visibility and lots of different species to look at.
With all the activities that you go through in the day, you could also enjoy a great Kota Kinabalu massage cheaply in their massage parlors to recuperate. The perfect way to relax is with a Kota Kinabalu massage after a long day of diving.
Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia experiences two monsoon seasons a year. One is between May and September, and the other from between October and December. The dry season is between January and April during with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
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