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15 Heavenly Things to Do in Jayapura Papua

by Yoga Adi

So, here we meet again in another occasion to talk some more about the attractions contained in one child of Mother nature called Indonesia. We’ve talked about some famous places before in the center and also west areas of archipelago. But now, the thing may get a little bit different. Tonight, we’re going to the East part of Indonesia. Not the area like things to do in East Lombok, but the Jayapura city of Papua regency.

So many of you may know that Papua is a troubling regency where everything is expensive. The road is really bad, and lack of accommodations to go there. But don’t worry, those were in the past. Now, the government really take a good work on facilitating you and make sure that the attractions in Jayapura can be well maintained and becoming tourists magnets. They’re doing a great job really. By then, there are many potential areas to be discovered in this beautiful regency. So, what are those things included in the best things to do in Jayapura Papua? Well, see them for yourself below :

1. Jayapura City Peak (Merah Putih Peak)

First thing first that you must go to when you arrive in Jayapura is the Jayapura City Peak or as called as The Merah Putih Peak. This place is always be the first one to be visited by so many tourists. They want to take a look at the Jayapura city first, and then continuing their journey to entering the city. Look at that scene, so wonderful.

Located on Bayangkara area in North Jayapura, this place will provide you worth the beautiful panoramas of Jayapura city. The view is already wonderful, especially during the night. When the lights came up, you’ll be blown away to finally understand how beautiful the Jayara city is.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp15.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday

2. Sentani Cyclop Waterfall

The next one is the Sentani Cyclop located at Sentani City area. Just like the beautiful waterfalls in spectacular waterfalls in Indonesia, this waterfall also looks great. The name Cyclop didn’t come from the Cyclop creature we knew from mythology. It’s actually just a name that came from the people around. The next thing you’ll see will blown you away. In the waterfall you can find this gigantic stone as place to rest or just to be an photo object.

You can take a picture with it, or trying a little bit extreme activity, jumping from it. But don’t try to dive in, because the water deepness is pretty low there. Then you can enjoy the waterfall with usual ways like bathing or just playing water around it.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp10.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

3. Kampung Harapan Waterfall

The next waterfall to go is the Harapan Waterfall. Harapan means hope, maybe the people hope to enjoy the beautiful Harapan waterfall will not be  in vain. And that hope is granted by the mother nature, by giving you the best looking waterfall in Jayapura, Harapan Waterfall.

This waterfall has this kind of pond under it, which deep enough to swim. So you can enjoy swimming there without worry. Just be sure to just keeping close to the rocks to prevent you from drowning somehow.

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

4. Youtefa Bay

Another great location beside the famous floating village in things to do in Banjarmasin. Located on Abepura, there’s the famous bay of Youtefa. This tourist spot is the best one if you looking for a tropical natural villages in Jayapura. This 4th place in things to do in Jayapura Papua has this kind of speciality in the existence of the green village.This very village is standing on a wooden planks, and connected by the bridges made of woods.

You can see their daily activities of you want, or just venturing through out the village. You can talk wth the head of the village and talking about the village itself or the other interesting stuff you can find arund the village. Don’t worry, he’s pretty humble and friendly.

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

5. Hamadi Beach

Another great beach you can visit in your days in Jayapura is the Hamadi beach. You can find this beach in the area of South Jayapura. This beach is like the beach we’ve talked about before in the things to do in West Papua. In the location, you will be surrounded with so many dense trees around, which make the environment more cool and comfortable.

Beside those, you can see the view of the mountains from the beach. Even though not too big, they’re still beautiful. The Hamadi beach is perfect for enjoying the evening relaxation time or just a day nap. It’s really heavenly.

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

6. Holtekamp Beach

In the sixth place we have the Holtekamp beach. Maye some of you even wondering why the name of the beach is sounds so strange in Indonesian. It even sound like a Deustch name. But don’t worry, it’s nothing history related to it, the name just happened to be the name of the area. Like the beach inside the things to do in Manokwari, the beach of Holtekamp is also very beautiful.

The are named Holtekam, which is located on Jayapura. This might be the est natural you’ll see n the Jayapura area. It’s actually a little bit hard to find this kind of beach where you can still enjoy the dense natural forest right beside you.

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

7. Yakoba Beach

If the name of the beach above is sounds Deutsch-ish, this beach has the name more like the Japanese names out there. The Yakoba beach which is located on the area of Agrapura in South Jayapura may have some specialities for you.

The first is the stones that filled the area. You can find those right around the bea, just hanging around there. Like the picture you’ve seen in google, the rocky beach is always a good thing. The spectacular view reflects its beauty in such a perfect way. Beside that, the view of the sunset is also amazing, be sure to not missing that.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp10.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

8. Dok Beach

Dok beach is actually pronounce “Doc”, just like how you say the name “Dock”. It’s actually a dock, but many people here considered it as a beach, a non natural one. Around the area, you can find so many vegetations like the beautiful flowers on the picture, and many others.

You can see how fast the sea, how beautiful the sky, and how amazing this world is. All of the beauties completed in one package called Dok beach which located on Mandal area in North Jayapura. Be sure to check the place too, don’t you ever miss it!

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

9. Base G Beach

The next one is the Base G beach. As one of the best places inside the things to do in Jayapura Papua, the beach is considered as the most beautiful one. The beach looks so unreal with its paint like panoramas. You can directly feel the soft sand and also a warm and friendly waves around the beach. They all look so wonderful.

Plus, another best thing is the fact that this beach is not very well known by many people. So, you can feel the enjoyment of getting this beautiful beach, all for yourself. So many things you can do in here, even breathing in this beach considered as lively activity.

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

10. Pasir Dua Jayapura Beach

We’ve already talked about the other beautiful sandy beach, and now we’re gonna tell you about the last place we have in our list of the best things to do in Jayapura Papua which called the Pasir Dua Jayapura Beach. The beach that even more beautiful than in amazing things to do in Sorong. It’s located on the area o North Jayapura, you can easily reach it with your own transportation if you happen to have any.

The beach is another beach that will make you say “woahh” on the start. You can see directly in the picture, that the sand is not totally flat out, but somehow it’s sloping. You can feel the different sentation of standing in a sloppy sand and facing the waves in such a way. Very unique.

  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

Other Attractions in Jayapura Papua Indonesia

  1. Black Corner Coffee Shop, best place to hanging out with friends
  2. B-One Restaurant, the well known restaurant of Jayapura
  3. Rumah Laut, place with dozens of wonderful fish dishes
  4. Swis Belhotel Papua, a great place to sleep and relax
  5. Pasir 6 Angkasa Jayapura, another wonderful beach of Jayapura

Then our list of the best things to do in Jayapura Papua has done here. Even though Jayapura is far out for the well known cities and areas that many of you already knew about. But, that doesn’t close the chances of dozens interesting places in Jayapura to be explored and become famous one day. With a proper advertising, the tourists will fill those places with fun and joy.

So, even though you take days off in Jayapura, doesn’t mean you’ve stuck on a boring place of Indonesia. You may come to the big opportunity to explore those exotic places by yourself first instead. Then, holiday in Jayapura will be challenging and also satisfying one. Be sure to have fun!

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