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Best of Tourism Spot in Banyuwangi

Best of Tourism spot in Banyuwangi

For most Indonesians and some foreigners, Banyuwangi is known as a stopover when traveling to the heavenly Island of the Gods, Bali. Little do they know, Banyuwangi holds more than a few hidden gems of its own just waiting to be uncovered.
Located to the eastern tip of Java, Banyuwangi is a good base for exploring some of East Java’s unforgettable features. This is where you can start your adventure from Here. ( Indonesia Travel )

1. Electric Blue Flames of Ijen Crater

Although Indonesia’s landscape is dotted with volcanoes, Mount Ijen is one of the most spectacular natural formations you would ever experience.
Positioned at the peak of the mountain, at exactly 2,443 metres above sea level, a caldera lake retains the saltiest water in the world. This turquoise acidic crater lake with foggy sulfur fumes is the main highlight at Ijen The best time to visit the crater is early in the morning to catch the sunrise. This is also the time when you can watch the labour-intensive sulfur mining operations in action, during which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor.

Best Time to Visit : Early Morning at 12.30 Night from Banyuwangi including to catch the sunrise.

Entrance Fee Ticket : Foreign ( Weekday :IDR 100.000 ) ( Weekend : IDR 150.000 )

Rent Car : Jeep IDR 500.000


2. Baluran National Park

the largest natural savanna in Java, you will feel as though you have stepped into an African safari.
Don’t be surprised if you randomly chance upon a herd of deer galloping freely, a peacock opening his graceful tail, a troop of bulls, a dozen eagles hunting for prey, or a group of monkeys swinging around in the trees, alongside herds of mice, storks, and more. Get ready to meet the local fauna in this rich habitat!
You can also camp in the national park – a campsite and a guesthouse with basic utilities have been set up.
And while you’re here overnight, you don’t want to miss catching a photo of the sunrise the next day – it’s a most spectacular one where the sun slowly goes up in the foggy sidelines. You can also enter before the official opening hours to watch the sunrise, but you will need to call the office to arrange your visit the day before. ( )

Entrance Fee Ticket
Local Visitor : Week day IDR 15.000 and Weekend IDR 17.5000
Foreign Visitor : Week day IDR 150.000 and Weekend IDR 225.000


3. G – LAND ( Plengkung Beach Alas Purwo National Park )

Indonesia is most proud of the Plengkung Beach at the eastern tip of Java Island. Aside from its enchanting natural beauty, the long curving coast line here is recognized as one of the best surfing sites on the face of the earth. More familiarly known among world’s renowned international surfers as G-land, the beach, located in the Banyuwangi Regency, is a paradise for surfers offering some of the most outstanding waves in the world. For, Plengkung Beach is dubbed “The Seven Giant Waves Wonder” by international surfers for its legendary 7 rolls of waves that can reach up to 6 meters high.
The popular name G-land itself is said to have been given by surfers, where the G is said to refer to three different meanings; “Great”, “Green” or “Green Land”, and “Grajagan”. There are also others who suggest that the name G-Land was given because of the curving coast of Plengkung Beach that resembles the letter “G”.
What makes G-Land’s waves unique is that they break after 1-2 km, rolling from east to west with heights reaching 4-6 meters in about 5 minutes intervals. This is hugely favored among surfers since they can then enjoy thrilling long barrels. No wonder the beach has hosted at least five international surfing championships. With seven layers of towering waves constantly hitting the shores in the “go to left” formation, G-land is also favorite with left-handed surfers.
The waves of G-land are considered 2nd best waves in the world after Hawaii only. Whereas Hawaii offers constant waves all year, the peak of waves in Plengkung Beach occur predominantly between the months of April to August. Besides Plengkung and Hawaii, similar waves can be found only in Australia and South Africa.

Location : Alas Purwo National Park

How to get there
From Banyuwangi, you can take a motorbike to Tegaldlimo for about 2 hours. From Tegaldlimo, travel for about 30 minutes to one hour to Pos Pancur at the Alas Purwo National Park. From Pos Pancur, you can reach Plengkung beach by walking for 2 hours, renting a jeep, or renting a trail bike from the National Park.

Local Visitor : Week day IDR 15.000 and Weekend IDR 17.5000
Foreign Visitor : Week day IDR 150.000 and Weekend IDR 225.000


4. Sukamade Releasing Baby Turtle

Traveling to East Java will bring you to many unspoilt natural charms. Meru Betiri National Park is located in Pesanggaran District, within the Banyuwangi , East Java Province. Sukamade Beach are the tranquil nesting grounds for endangered turtle species such as leatherback, hawksbill, olive ridley and green turtles.
Witness the amazing natural events of sea turtles laying their eggs here during night time. Or, participate in escorting baby turtles back to the free ocean after spending some time in the local breeding facility which cares for their early wellbeing.
In Rajegwesi Beach you can swim or observe fishermen traditions. There is also Green Bay, a crystal clear marine tourism where you can enjoy the astonishing turquoise waters.

Location : Meru Betiri National Park, Sarongan Village, Pesanggaran Subdistrict, Banyuwangi District, East Java.

How to get there
The road to Sukamade beach is in the direction of Teluk Hijau beach or Rajegwesi. From Banyuwangi city, follow the way to Pesanggaran – Sarongan – Rajegwesi – Sukamade. The distance from Teluk Hijau is about 15 km, and it is a slow road due to rocks and the river. You can travel on this road via a motorbike or a car.

Rent Jeep IDR 1.250.000
Local Visitor : Week day IDR 15.000 and Weekend IDR 17.5000
Foreign Visitor : Week day IDR 150.000 and Weekend IDR 225.000


5. Teluk Hijau (Green Bay)

Teluk Hijau or Green Bay is another captivating wonder within the  Meru Betiri National Park.  Enjoy the breath-taking views of turquoise water and a shoreline of white grains of sand backed by beautiful lush green forest. This is a quiet, clean and tranquil spot to bury yourself in the sand. A small waterfall and a fresh cool stream provide a natural  showers to cleanse yourself from  the briny water. Some monkeys may appear to greet you, but please be sure not to feed them.  Also, do read the message on the beach at the entrance which says: Do not leave anything but footprints.  Do not take anything but pictures. Let’s keep the environment clean to preserve its natural charm.
How to get here:
To arrive at the edge of the Green Bay beach, visitors can choose a a number of  options: by land  or by sea. The land trip requires an offroad transportation with a skillfull guide and driver. The second option will be to approach the beach by sea.
You can drive towards Rajegwesi beach, and then continue on a traditional fishing boat to arrive at the Green Bay beach. Make sure you rent a life vest to keep you safe on your journey. There’s also a more adventurous trekking path if you would like to explore the surroundings before hitting the clear aquamarine water.


6. Wedi Ireng Beach

Indulge yourself with a sunbathe on the beach that has mixed volcanic black sand with  pearl white warm sands. In  the Javanese language, “wedi” means sand and “ireng” means black.
Wedi Ireng is one of Banyuwangi’s hidden eden. With a beautiful landscape, this quiet beach is perfect to watch the  sun rise and sunsets. Swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on this beach will bring  wonderful memories of  Banyuwangi. While enjoying the time at leisure, do  make sure of your own personal safety, so please take note of  the boundaries and caution signs about the waves.


7. Tabuhan Beach Island

This charming beach promises clean white sand and amazing clear water with colour gradations.
Just opposite the island of Bali but still part of the district of Banyuwangi in East Java, lies a gem of an island called Tabuhan, located right in the Bali Straits. Although quite a small island, Tabuhan has wide sandy beaches, fabulous underwater life, interesting plants and animals, some of them endangered, and, moreover, has been discovered to be ideal for kiteboarding. Tabuhan beach is also blessed with coral reefs and colourful fish, so it’s an ideal place for snorkelling.
Location : Bangsring village, Wongsorejo subdistrict, Banyuwangi district.

How to get there
From central Banyuwangi, follow the road north to Bangsring village. From the village, you can rent a boat to Tabuhan beach. The ride is around 30 minutes and renting the whole boat (which has a capacity of 10 passengers) costs around Rp.500,000 (approximately USD $35).


8. Pulau Merah Beach

Pulau Merah  (the Red Island) or  otherwise known as the Red Beach has mesmerized tourists with its soft sandy beach and long coastline. This beach has its own island which has red soil and green vegetation on its small mountain-like shape. At low tide, visitors can walk across and explore the island up close.The origin of the name may have come from people  who see this from different points of view. From the colour of the island’s soil, the reddish sand is a mixture of the white sand and the red soil that comes from the nearby island. Others say that  the name comes  from the stunning sunsets that bathe the beach  with a reddish hue. Surfers from around the world also come here to test the waves. With the average waves being 2 meters high, this beach is perfect for training your surf skills. Although the Red Beach has become the most popular for family weekends,  yet swimming is not encouraged here because of the strong waves of the Indian Ocean.
How to get here
This beach is easily accesssible from Banyuwangi’s city centre. The Red Island Beach lies about 60 kilometers south of the city and it will take about two and a half hours’ drive to reach this marvellous shoreline.


9. Kalibaru Plantation and Travelling by train

Starting from Kalibaru station to Mrawan PP station, the rail tour will take you through coffee plantations at 400 metres high, passing Mount Gumitir with its fresh air, and also stop briefly in a dark tunnel where you can snap some quick photos.
And visit to Mini Plantation ( Coffee, Nutmeg, Cacao )



10. Raung Mountain

If you love a dose of adrenaline during your travels, take the challenge to climb the second highest mountain in East Java, Mount Raung. But before you get all excited, do bear in mind that hiking this mountain is very tough and requires prior hiking experience. ( Equator-Indonesia )





11. Lider Waterfall

Lider waterfal is locaed is Sragi hamlet, Sumber Arum village, Songgon sub- district, Banyuwang. This waterfall is part of protected areas and monitoring Resort Forest Management Area (KRPH), Perhutani Sidomulyo, and Part of Forest Management Unit (BKPH) in Kali Setail, Sempu sub-district.
The name of Lider waterfall is taken from the location in a protected forest area plot 74, Lider Block. The waterfall that located on the east slopes of Raung Mountain, is about 45 km from Banyuwangi city. This waterfall is easily reached by public transportation and it 1,300 meters height.
What makes Lider waterfall special? It has cool atmosphere, a natural green sightseeing with trees and rock lining at the bottom of the river and sparkling water over the walls.
The access to go to the location is also easy to find and easy to climb. Hence, this waterfall is mostly visited by group of family or those who like to enjoy the natural sightseeing.

12. Jawatan Benculuk

This place has big unique trees. It looks like a magical forest in a film. Worth it. A good place for photography spot. Easy to reach.

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