Talking about natural tourism potential, East Java cannot be underestimated. The natural tourism potential in East Java can compete with other regions in Indonesia. Many natural tourist sites ranging from beaches, and waterfalls, to mountainous highlands, are all in East Java. For those who like adventure, check out the following 7 natural tourist attractions in East Java. Which ones have you visited?
1. BROMO TENGGER SEMERU NATIONAL PARK
It is undeniable that Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the most popular tourist destination for both local and foreign tourists. Many tourists are willing to leave in the night to go watch the sunrise at dusk. In addition to being the best spot to see the sunrise, in Bromo, you can get around using a jeep or riding a horse for those interested. Many photo spots offer beautiful views, such as Pasir berbisik , Teletubbies hills, and much more. Make sure you wear clothes that are warm enough!
2. BALURAN NATIONAL PARK
Baluran National Park is commonly known as Indonesia’s Africa. This is because, during the dry season, the weather in Baluran becomes scorching and barren, like in Africa. You will find many animals roaming freely, such as deer, bulls, wild buffalo, and many more. You must be careful when you meet them, stay calm, and don’t flick. Not only that, but you will also find savanna, namely the Bekol savanna and Bama savanna. Don’t forget to wear a hat to protect your head from the hot sun! You can also use it to pose when taking pictures to make it more stylish!
3. IJEN CRATER AND A WONDERFUL BLUE FIRE
The blue fire in the Ijen crater is a target for local and foreign tourists. Many tourists come to see the beautiful and exotic scenery in the Ijen crater and the blue fire. There are only two places worldwide: in Iceland and Banyuwangi, East Java. But to get the full view must be at night. At that time, you can see a very unforgettable blue fire. The blue light that contrasts with the night sky adds to the exoticism of the blue fire itself.
4. TUMPAK SEWU LUMAJANG
Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is one of the leading destinations in Lumajang Regency, East Java. Here you can see an extraordinary view in the form of a row of waterfalls stretching like a curtain. However, it should be noted that the track to the location of this waterfall is quite dangerous. It will be safer if you enter through the official counter in Lumajang than through Malang. You also have to ensure you have enough stamina to reach the location because it will take approximately one hour on foot. Use appropriate footwear on slippery terrain, and be careful!
5. BEACH PLENGKUNG BANYUWANGI
Plengkung beach is well known by tourists, even to foreign countries, because the waves are very suitable for surfing. It is even claimed to have one of the best waves in the world, by world surfers, to the point of being called G-Land. Its location in Purworejo, Kalipait, Tegaldlimo, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, is still part of the Alas Purwo National Park Area. So don’t be surprised if you walk along the coastline; you will see green forests lined up. The combination of the beach with the forest is terrific!
6. PAPUMA BEACH JEMBER
This beach is one of the hidden gems in East Java. This white sand beach has clear water. The waves are pretty calm and safe if you want to swim on the beach. In addition to the clean beaches, this beach is also decorated with some large rocks and beautiful cliffs, which you can reach by using a ship. On the shore, fishermen commonly use many ships to find fish, and some are rented out to tourists who want to go around the coast for 20 minutes. Don’t forget to wear a life jacket and obey the rules!
7. MADAKARIPURA WATERFALLS
Witnessing a hidden paradise in the Bromo park area, the highest waterfall on the Java island is an experience that will never be forgotten. Madakaripura Waterfall has a height of 200 meters presenting the natural beauty forest that is still preserved. Visiting the waterfall during the day which has hot weather is a perfect moment. Walking through a hidden valley accompanied by a splash of waterfall, if you are lucky you will see some wild animals in the waterfall area. Another thing that will be found in the waterfall area is a small temple where worship and statues are iconic of the Majapahit kingdom. Arriving in the waterfall you will be presented with an amazing natural view of the waterfall as if you were in a hidden waterfall away from the crowd.
What’s your thought, Tripsy? Is there still something off your bucket list? Check again which ones you haven’t visited yet, and let’s go together!