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List of Weekend Gateway Destinations from Jakarta You Never Thought Possible

by riyoga

So, even though the weekend is still a long way to go, but it’s not gonna hurt everybody if you make a plan about places you want to go, places you want to enjoy the rest of your day in a nice weekend. In a place like Jakarta, where it seems to be no other places to go, you can find the gems that hidden somewhere still.

But it can be a little tricky because sometimes all those places are less popular and less known by usual people, even the locals in Jakarta. But don’t worry, we here to help you with the weekend gateway destinations from Jakarta you never thought possible. A bit longer than aesthetic places in Jakarta for photo hunting maybe, but it’s gonna worth it. Let’s go to the first one.

1 – Bandar Djakarta

As the first place in the weekend gateway destinations from Jakarta you never thought possible, we want to introduce you to a place named Bandar Jakarta. Basically this is a heaven for seafood lovers. They can have almost everything in here, all of them are fresh from the ocean located nearby.

Location: Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Lodan Timur street, Ancol)

Average Cost: Rp250.000,-

What to Expect: A nice and comfortable place with large variety of seafoods

Things You Can Get: Lots and lots of seafood

Best Time to Visit: Night

2 – Namaaz Dining

The second place is Namaaz Dining. This place is unlike all the kinds of restaurant you’ve ever been too. Serving the customers with uniquely made foods and beverages that always make everyone wondering. If you want to look for the absurd and an eating experience that is really different from others, this is the one. That’s why we included it inside one of our articles in instagram worthy restaurants and cafe in Jakarta

Location: Senopati, Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp2.400.000,-

What to Expect: A unique dinning experience

Things You Can Get: A nice place filled with amazing dishes

Best Time to Visit: Night

3 – Jakarta Mangrove Forest

The city also has a beautiful forest, a place that is really quiet and well developed in order to meet the demand of Jakarta people. Easily a good location for stress relieving with a different picture of Jakarta that can calm everybody’s mind. Just come here and feel the experience for yourself.

Location: Angke Kapuk, Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp10.000,-

What to Expect: A well built and developed mangrove forest

Things You Can Get: Nice environment and better than the other one

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon

4 – Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands)

For having a wonderful experience of vacationing in a tropical island, Jakarta also has a similar location called Kepulauan Seribu or the Thousand Islands if you translate it directly. However, this group of islands have some spectacular locations worth visiting. Start to go for it for the best vacation experience from the weekend gateway destinations from Jakarta you never thought possible.

Location: North Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp100.000,-

What to Expect: A wonderful group of islands

Things You Can Get: The best tropical islands you can imagine

Best Time to Visit: Morning time up to Afternoon

5 – Ancol Beach

One of the famous and memorable location of Jakarta is Ancol. From the old days even toay, the place still stands for its name. Ancol Beach is a complete entertainment gateway thanks to the location around, which is Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. You can also find the other ones like Dufan, Seaworld, and the Ocean Dream.

Location: North Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp25.000,-

What to Expect: A beautiful and clean beach, a bit crowded area

Things You Can Get: Intereting locations with some choices of attraction

Best Time to Visit: Anytime

6 – Bidadari Island

The next one in weekend gateway destinations from Jakarta you never thought possible is the Bidadari Island. You can find it as one of the islands inside the area of Kepulauan Seribu. Many people love to visit it in order to find the historical buildings and the rare animals, including the dolphins.

Location: Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp85.000,-

What to Expect: A tropical island with all the beauties inside it

Things You Can Get: A nice to conervation place to visit

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon time

7 – Pari Island

As a part of things to do in Jakarta during lebaran, there’s an island named Pari Island, which basically a place where you can enjoy the beach attractions. Around the island, you can find about three different beaches like Perawan beach, Dermaga Bukit Matahari, and also the Pasir Kresek.

Location: Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp90.000,-

What to Expect: An island with the conserved mangrove forest

Things You Can Get:Wonderful tropical island that completed with a set of green forest around it

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon time

8 – Pramuka Island

Still inside Kepulauan Seribu, you can find another island called Pramuka Island. The tourists from both local and foreign do love to visit the beach, because they can dive around a very clear and maintained location to see how wonderful the underwater biota is.

Location: Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp90.000,-

What to Expect: Best spots for diving

Things You Can Get: Calm situation of an island, very clear water that perfect for diving

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon time

9 – Ragunan Zoo

As one of the weekend gateway destinations from Jakarta you never thought possible and also a good one in best holidays near Jakarta, Ragunan Zoo is always a favorable place in our heart. Inside, you can find up to 300 different animal species that treated nicely. It’s a very useful educational place for everyone.

Location: Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp10.000,-

What to Expect: A nice and comfortable educational place

Things You Can Get: Seeing the kinds of animal, including the rare ones

Best Time to Visit: Morning til afternoon

10 – Setu Babakan

We already described this place completely in Setu Babakan the tourism place of Jakarta. For a short description, this place is a combination of a nice natural place and also the cultural spot that best for learning all about Betawi.

Location: Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa, Jakarta

Average Cost: Rp7.000,-

What to Expect: Nice looking lake and the humble and traditional Betawi buildings

Things You Can Get: Refreshing place for the weekend while learning all about Betawi culture

Best Time to Visit: Morning til evening

One Great Example of Our List, Kepulauan Seribu

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