Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to Meru Betiri National Park
Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.
In Meru Betiri National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
This Nice Park represents mangrove forest, swamp forest, and lowland rain forest ecosystems.
Meru Betiri National Park is a natural habitat of the rafflesia flower (Rafflesia zollingeriana), and various other plants such as mangrove (Rhizophora sp.),
Also api-api (Avicennia sp.), waru (Hibiscus tiliaceus), nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum), rengas (Gluta renghas), bungur (Lagerstroemia speciosa), pulai (Alstonia scholaris), bendo (Artocarpus elasticus), and several medicinal plants.
Meru Betiri National Park also home to several protected animals, including 29 species of mammal and 180 species of bird.
Among them are the banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), panther (Panthera pardus), wild pig (Sus scrofa), long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis),
Also Asian wild dog (Cuon alpinus javanicus), red-tailed flying squirrel (Iomys horsfieldii), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak muntjak), Timor deer (Cervus timorensis russa), green peafowl (Pavo muticus), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), common green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and Pacific ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
This Park is known as the last habitat of the Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) which is now a highly endangered and protected species.
However, no traces of this tiger have been found for many years and it is feared to be extinct.
Meru Betiri does have other distinct characteristics. Sukamade Beach is a habitat of the leatherback turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the common green turtle, and the Pacific ridley turtle.
Several simple breeding facilities have been constructed at this beach to ensure that the turtles, too, do not become extinct.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Meru Betiri National Park, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
There are several Interesting locations and attractions in Meru Betiri National Park, such as:
- In Rajegwesi Beach: marine tours, swimming, animal/plant observation and cultural visits (traditional fishing communities).
- In Sumbersari: a grazing area (192 hectares), where visitors can watch animal like the sambar deer and barking deer. There is also a nature laboratory for research.
- In Sukamade Beach: turtles can be seen laying their eggs. Camping, wind surfing, plant and animal observation are also available here.
- In Hijau Bay: exploring the forest, marine tours and swimming.
The journey to Meru Betiri National Park is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
Access to Go to Meru Betiri National Park:
Location: Jember Regency and Banyuwangi Regency (in East Java Province)
- From Surabaya to Jember and to Ambulu, about 5 hours by car (225 km);
- Then, from Ambulu to Curahnongko and to Bandealit, about 3 hours,
- or from Surabaya to Banyuwangi then to Jajag, 6 hours (342 km);
- Then from Jajag to Sarongan then to Sukamade, 3 hours (60 km).
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Meru Betiri National Park, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
Suggestion before visiting Meru Betiri National Park:
- Best time of year to visit: February to July
- Rainfall: 2,300 mm/year (on average)
- Altitude: 900 – 1,223 m asl.
- Geographical location: 113°37′ – 113°58′ E; 8°21′ – 8°34′ S
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Meru Betiri National Park is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited Meru Betiri National Park, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.
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