Banyuwangi

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Banyuwangi (Banyuwangi) – a small town on the Eastern edge of the island of Java in Indonesia (Banyuwangi on the map). First of all, he is known as a transit point between the Islands of Java and Bali, because here there is a ferry connecting the two Islands. Although to be precise, ferry and train station are in the village of Ketapang (Ketapang), 8 kilometers North of the city, but in all schedules, and guides the point of a transplant is just Banyuwangi.

But not only one ferry to Bali it is important and interesting for tourists. It is the closest point with a more or less developed infrastructure the famous volcano Ijen, and it's easier and cheaper just to get the starting point of the ascent in the camp of Pos Paltuding. Here, you also can visit the national parks Baluran National Park, Meru Betiri National Park and Alas Purwo National Park, a popular worldwide surfers camp G-Land (Grajagan Beach). In the city you can see the local Museum, and even relax on one of the local beaches. But about all under the order.

All the necessary infrastructure for visiting tourists in Banyuwangi is. The city has many hotels and guesthouses, cafes and restaurants, there are even night clubs, and everywhere offers guided tours to the Ijen volcano. If you prefer to travel independently, you can rent a motorbike for a reasonable price and not at inflated almost twice the price as in Bondowoso.

Banyuwangi cannot be called a model of a beach resort, but you can sunbathe and swim. Beaches several, all long, with gray volcanic sand. Here are the most popular:

  • Pantai Boom. The main town beach, reachable on foot from the center (beach on the map). It is very wide, reinforced embankment, available for rent the sun loungers and parasols.
  • Pantai Cacalan. With a clean and beautiful beach, is also within the city and can be reached on foot from the center (beach on the map). There's even a beachfront hotel for a family holiday.
  • Pantai Sobo. Also located within the city, very long (the beach on the map) . Sometimes there are sun loungers and umbrellas, even a single Bungalow, but in General the beach is groomed at greater length, dirty.
  • Pantai Cemara. Remote and deserted beach (beach on the map). There is no tourism infrastructure, only a few cafes for the locals. The beach is not cleaned, most of the time dirty. You can get there only by taxi or rented transport.
  • Pantai Tabuhan. Beach on the island of Pulau Tabuhan (beach on the map). To get here, you need to hire a boat and then you will find yourself on a small island the size is only 300 metres away, surrounded by sandy beaches of white and yellow sand. The beach is quite dirty due to debris brought by the sea. Here you can snorkel or dive.
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Here you can stay in one of the several dozen hotels and guesthouses, the prices are very good, much lower than in Bondowoso that also get to Ijen. The location of the hotels can be divided into two zones: downtown and suburbs Licin. In Licin you should choose this hotel only if you come only for the ascent to the Ijen volcano and the rest of you are not interested.

Book accommodation in Bondowoso you through the search engine of hotels Agoda.comor via the hotel reservation system booking.comor directly using the search from Agoda:

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How to get to Banyuwangi

Banyuwangi – an important transport hub, through which runs a passenger service to the island of Bali via ferry. Therefore, it has an airport, railway, bus connections with other cities in Java island and Bali.

  • On the plane

    Near Banyuwangi has a small airport of Banyuwangi Airport (airport code BWX, airport map). It operates flights from Jakarta international airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Surabaya local airlines Garuda, Citilink, Wings Air, Nam Air. The airport is 9 miles from the center of the city, and it failed to provide public transport, can only be reached by taxi for 100,000 rupees or less, if storge.

  • By train

    On the train ride from Yogyakarta (12-13 hours), Surabaya (6 hours), Probolinggo (4.5 hours), Jember (3 hours), Malang (7-8 hours) and other cities in this part of Java. To get from Jakarta, you need to make a change of trains in Yogyakarta and Surabaya. There are a lot of trains, several flights a day. Read more about train schedules in Indonesia, as where to buy tickets here.

    Here is two railway stations:

    • Banyuwangi Baru (BW). This is the closest station to the ferry to the island of Bali, walk to Marina, 5 minutes (railway station on the map). If you do not plan to stay in the city then buy a ticket directly to her.
    • Karangasem (KNE). Is closest to the city center (railway station on the map). You can reach the hotel can be reached on foot or by taxi.
  • By bus

    By bus you can reach from Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Probolinggo, as well as from Denpasar on Bali with a ferry crossing. Unfortunately, as such an exact schedule departure of buses does not exist, so you have to navigate on the site when purchasing tickets. If in General, buses run in the daytime every hour or two, so you can arrive at the departure station, and wait for sending the next flight.

    The long distance bus directions arrive at the bus station Sritanjung 11 kilometers from the city (the station is on the map), and 3 kilometers from the ferry to Bali. From the station to the pier or town centre can be reached by taxi or minibus bemo yellow for 10,000 rupees. At this station there are scammers who sell tickets at vastly exaggerated prices, try to only buy them inside the bus directly from the driver and refuse the help of all sorts of intermediaries. Cass isn't here.

    Some buses from Denpasar arrive and depart directly from the pier of the ferry, the cost of 100 000 rupees (see the currency of Indonesia and the exchange rate).

    Schedule for reference:

    • Buses from Probolinggo, Surabaya, GEBERA arrive/depart in the afternoon from 6 to 22 hours every 1-2 hours, 7 hours, price from 105 000 rupees.
    • Buses from Yogyakarta arrive/depart in the afternoon from 11 to 18 o'clock every hour, journey takes about 15 hours and cost 250,000 rupees.
    • Buses from Denpasar (Bali) arrive/depart in the afternoon from 6 to 18 hours every 1-2 hours, duration 5 hours, cost 100,000 rupiah.
    Another station Brawijaya located on the outskirts of Banyuwangi (the station on the map). From here depart/arrive commuter vans from Jember.
  • On the ferry

    Ferry service to the island of Bali is active all day, ferries depart every 30 minutes, about 45 minutes. Marina, ferry is two kilometers North of the city (the pier on the map). Here, within walking distance is the railway station of Banyuwangi Baru. To reach the centre from here by taxi yellow for 10,000 rupees.

    To be transported not only passengers, but also transport. But keep in mind that for the crossing from island to island on a rented transport, you must have special permission from the rental company.

    The cost of the crossing:

    • Passenger – 8000 rupees (0,6 USD)
    • Motorcycle – 25 000 rupees ($2)
    • Car with passengers – 148 000 rupees ($11)

Attractions in Banyuwangi, what to see

In the town nothing special to watch. There is the provincial Museum and gallery, several churches and mosques. Main interesting places are and out-of-town and visited by tour or by yourself in a rented transport. Here is their description with the indication of cost, time, and ways to get there:

  • The Ijen Volcano

    One of the most famous and visited natural attractions in Indonesia is the Ijen volcano (cava Ijen, Kawah Ijen) located on the Ijen plateau, 40 kilometers from the city centre. It is an active volcano, but the last active eruption was in 1936.

    Tourists come here to night to see a dazzling blue flame burning sulfur, the world's largest acid lake, and to see the sunrise at the crater ridge. One of the attractions – the sulphur miners. They are dirt-cheap by our standards, but a good salary for this part of Indonesia, at the expense of their health without any protective masks mined in the volcano's sulfur using a homemade system of condensation from the barrels, and blow it in the baskets down at one time carrying on their shoulders up to 80 pounds.

    The Ijen volcano - the place is so popular and famous all over the world that are specially come here even from other countries, and if you were in Indonesia for a sharp Java or Bali, be sure to try to get into it. Read more about Ijen volcano and how to visit it here...

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock, visit a better night and at sunrise

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: access to the volcano is worth 100,000 rupees on weekdays (7.4 USD), 150 000 rupees in a weekend ($11)

    🚶 How to get there: Ijen on the map. To the top leads easy trail that can be overcome for 1-2 hours. To the rise of Pos Paltuding camp can be reached by hired transport or hire driver with car

  • The Island Of Pulau Tabuhan

    A small island of Pulau Tabuhan size is only 300 metres away is in the middle between Bali and Java. To get here, you need to hire a boat.

    The island is surrounded by sandy beaches Pantai Tabuhan of white and yellow sand. However, the beach is quite dirty due to debris washed ashore by the waves. But the water was very clear near the shore, you can snorkel or dive, the marine life here is. Here it is possible to camp.

    🚶 How to get there: the island is 25 kilometers to the North of Banyuwangi (the island on the map). To get here, you need a taxi or motorcycle taxi to reach the jetty Rumah Apung, where to hire a boat to the island for 500,000 rupees or cheaper if storge.

  • National Park Meru Betiri

    Meru Betiri National Park - one of the most beautiful and remote national parks on the island of Java in Indonesia. The area of 50 000 hectares almost completely covered with dense jungles, which are home to bulls, wild boars, leopards, muntjac, Javanese deer, pythons, giant squirrels and countless monkeys. But the main treasure of this Park is hidden in the sand of the beach Sukamade. On this beach every night, all year round, four species of sea turtles lay their eggs, burying them deep in the sand. And Park visitors can watch this to help the turtles reach the water, or together with the Rangers in town to get eggs from masonry, to put them in the incubator. Read more about the national Park and how to visit it here...

    🕐 Work time: to visit the Park is best during the dry season from April to November

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: entry to the Park costs 150 000 rupees per day on weekdays ($11), and RS 250,000 per day on weekends ($18). In addition, you have to pay for the guided tour on the beach (150 000) and a visit to the jungle (100 000 rupees). Rent a car with driver from Banyuwangi will cost 800,000 rupees ($60)

    🚶 How to get there: national Park is in East Java (national Park on the map). You can get here in the dry season you can own on a rented motorbike or car, or hire a guide/driver on the SUV in Banyuwangi or Jember.

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Marina.Krasnova 18 January, 2017
To learn how to surf this is my dream, this year to eat in Bali for this. I think Kuta would be good for that as it is impossible by the way. ...
Vitalik 11 February, 2018
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admin 12 April, 2018

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admin 19 July, 2018

On the island of Bali not so much exotic fruits, especially during their off-season ripening, and the prices are quite high. How do local justify such a high price: the island is small and there is almost nothing growing and all imported, so expensive. But I am inclined to them a little do not trust and think that high prices probably because of the desire to earn more money. If you search well away from the tourist places on the stalls and markets, you can find cheaper, but still prices are higher than in Thailand. For example, in may, I failed to find in Bali mango cheaper than 40000 rupees per kilogram, which is about 175 rubles, in Turkestan take even more expensive. And in Bangkok, at the same time in the supermarket and on the street local mango is from 25 baht per kilogram, which is 50 rubles. ...
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