Location: Jalan Brawijaya No 20, Kebalena, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java 68416
Coordinates: Click here
Rates: IDR 15,000 / local tourists and IDR 150,000 / foreign tourists
Operational hour: 07.30 – 16.00 WIB
Phone number: (0333) 428675
Eastern tip of Java
Located on the eastern tip of the island of Java, Banywuangi Regency has various tourist destinations. The tourist destinations here are very beautiful and certainly must be visited. Indeed, Banyuwangi is famous for its various beaches with beautiful views.
But make no mistake, besides the beach there are also other natural attractions that are no less beautiful. The name Alas Purwo National Park. Yes, from the name alone we know what kind of place this is. Besides Alas Purwo, there are also tourist attractions that are almost the same, namely Baluran.
But for this article, we will review Alas Purwo. Yes, it is said that there is a holy place here, giving rise to a mystery or mystical story. Like what, we will also discuss in full with history, an overview, profiles, geographic location and how the route is.
This natural tourist destination is one of the most remote parks in Indonesia. And here is a treasure trove for people who are doing the timber business. The description of this park is taken from famous sites, namely Kaskus and Wikipedia.
Located in the southeast corner of Banyuwangi Regency, this park has an area of approximately 43,000 hectares. All consist of mangroves, savannas, coastal forests and lowland tropical forests. Inside the savanna there are several protected animals.
Yes, one of the benefits of this park is as a place to protect endangered flora and fauna. The management here is directly from the Perhutani hall or office and is located not far from the entrance. Sometimes research is also carried out here, which creates several journals and papers.
Around this tourist spot, there are also several inns for tourists who want to spend the night. Indeed, visitors are usually not satisfied if they spend only one day here. Because so many activities can be done here.
One of the activities that is often done is photo hunting. Yes, having this enchanting beauty makes Alas Purwo National Park one of the favorite spots for photographers. Taking pictures with some animals and savanna in the background is a lot of fun.
Being the home of various mammals such as Asiatic wild dogs and leopards makes a special attraction for tourists. As well as thousands of birds, many who have immigrated to the original forest. Besides that, there are also many turtles laying their eggs here.
Yes, even though it is considered a paradise for wood businessmen, it is still not open to the public because according to several figures in Banyuwangi they still think that Alas Purwo still has mystical niches that just people cannot cut them down.
In Javanese, the name Alas Purwo means Primordial Forest or Premordial Forest. The meaning of the name itself is where the earth first emerged from a sea. For those who still believe in mysticism, it is often used here.
Yes, in the month of Suro or Javanese New Year, many people come together to pray together and make pilgrimages. They meditated in caves called Palace Cave, Putri Cave, Tiger Cave and Padepokan.
There are some tips from us for tourists who will visit e here, namely use socks to be comfortable when walking through this vast park. Next, use a guide so you don’t get lost, and bring food and drink supplies.
Oh yes, most importantly don’t forget to bring a camera to take photos of course. Because a vacation without taking pictures feels incomplete. Have a nice vacation.
Road to Location
The location of the Alas Purwo National Park is in two sub-districts, namely Tegaldlimo and Kalipuro Districts, Banyuwangi Regency. The exact address is on Jalan Brawijaya. If calculated from the direction of Ketapang Port it is about 5 km away and if from the city of Banyuwangi it is 14 km.
The access that was passed was also quite good because the roads had been renovated by the local government. You can use motorized vehicles such as motorbikes or cars. For you, foreign tourists can use vehicle rental services in Banyuwangi.
If you take the route through Banyuwangi, it will pass through several districts such as Rogojampi then to Srono then Muncar and Tegaldlimo. Well, you have arrived at Tegaldlimo, then your journey continues by walking about 10 km.
The road that you will follow for 10 km is rocky. Therefore we recommend to be careful. Before long, you will find a Perhutani post at the Alas Purwo National Park. You could say this post is the entrance gate when going to tourist destinations.
When you are in Banyuwangi Regency and still have difficulty accessing roads, then you provide a coordinate point. Just connect the coordinates with a GPS application such as Google Maps. This online map or map will help you get to your tourist destination.
For those departing from outside the city, such as Surabaya, Malang, Jakarta or others, the alternative is to take the Surabaya to Jember route. The time needed is about 4 to 5 hours overland trip.
Yes, on the way to Alas Purwo, we recommend using a private vehicle. It is very difficult to find transportation within the city when in Banyuwangi towards Alas Purwo.
Open What Hours
Here for opening hours from morning to evening. Due to several reasons such as the mystery story and the holy place, it is not open for 24 hours. In fact, due to the lack of lighting such as lamps, it is advisable to return before sunset.
Open from Monday to Friday. Because weekends like Saturdays and Sundays here are not opened or closed.
Price of admission
As for the price of admission also has a difference. The fees given to local and foreign tourists are of course different. For local tourists, a fee of 5 thousand rupiah is charged. Meanwhile, foreign tourists from abroad are charged 150 thousand rupiah.
A fairly friendly holiday in your pocket, so when are you going to go to Alas Purwo National Park in Banyuwangi?