Want to have a marine tour in the Java Sea Islands? Why don’t you try Karimunjawa? Who doesn’t know Karimunjawa, an island with beautiful beaches for the eyes and heart.
Currently Karimunjawa is increasingly popular among domestic travelers. Karimunjawa is an archipelago in the Java Sea which consists of various small islands. Located in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia.
Because of its location which is still in the Jepara area. Make this place included in the list of tourism in Jepara. There are so many places that can be explored here.
So, you are planning a backpacker-style excursion to Karimunjawa in 2020. Check out some of the following fun and cool tips.
1. Take the Cheapest Transportation
Because Karimunjawa is an archipelago located in Jepara, Central Java, getting here is quite easy. For those who live in Bandung, Jakarta, Jogja or Surabaya, use the train first before going to Jepara. Use the train to Semarang Poncol Station.
Because there is no train stop in Jepara, so you have to transit in Semarang first. Ticket rates for trips to Semarang are priced from 120 thousand-160 thousand for economy class trains.
Arriving at Semarangponcol Station, you will continue your journey by bus to Jepara. Now after arriving in Jepara, you will use a ship to cross to Karimunjawa.
2. Visit during the dry season
If you want to fully enjoy the beauty of Karimunjawa. Come during the dry season so you will be free to explore this island.
Because if you come during the rainy season, you will encounter several obstacles, one thing is certain. You cannot cross to Karimunjawa. Because the ships there, no one dared to cross. So that your trip will be hampered and delayed for several days.
The dry season occurs in April – September. Meanwhile, the rainy season occurs in January – February.
3. Invite friends to backpack together
Are you the typical person who likes me time on vacation? Vacationing alone? It is not wrong, but to be applied when traveling to Karimunjawa is highly discouraged. Because the budget spent on vacation there is quite a lot.
So it’s better if you come with your friends or together with your boyfriend. So you can share the costs for renting transportation equipment and lodging.
Besides being more exciting and fun, of course you won’t be lonely enjoying the natural beauty of Karimun Jawa alone right?
4. Homestay for the night
When on vacation without a travel agent, we must be independent in finding lodging that benefits us. A backpacker-style vacation should be able to find loopholes that can save us budget, especially the problem of lodging.
There you can choose the most economical place to stay. We suggest that you rent a resident’s house as a homestay. The cost of renting a room at the homestay is around 75-200 thousand per night. We think that 2 days 1 night is still cheap, right?
5. Hunting for Cheap Culinary
If you are on vacation using a tour package, maybe you will not be confused about finding food. Because all of that has been arranged in the tour itinerary. But this time you go on an independent trip, where you have to find food alone.
According to available information, the food sold there is not all cheap. There are those who sell at high prices.
Therefore, before ordering food, ask the price of your order first. So don’t hesitate to go to the street food stalls. However, you can also ask the homestay where you are staying whoever provides a more affordable meal package.
6. Bring Sufficient Cash
Before you spread to Karimunjawa, it’s better to prepare the cash that will be brought first. Surely you have calculated the estimated cost in your itenerary, right? Therefore, just bring enough.
Besides so as not to waste money. You don’t have to bother taking money at an ATM because you run out of money. Because the article, there is only one ATM. So sometimes a lot of tourists line up to get money. It is possible that ATM errors may occur.
7. Don’t Forget Snorkeling
All the way to Karimunjawa but not too snorkeling? What a loss! In fact, you have to put this activity on the mandatory list, the first to be done.
Many tourists come here only to want to snorkel in the beautiful underwater waters of Karimunjawa. The underwater world is really really exotic. You can see various types of fish and beautiful coral reefs.
Coupled with the blue sea water which adds to the underwater appearance, it looks so clear, because it is so clear. Don’t forget these activities!
8. Don’t Forget to Bring Personal Needs
Don’t expect to much. These words are appropriate if you expect that there will be a convenience store on the islands of Karimunjawa. Because when you are there, you will not be able to find the red or blue bee minimarkets like in the cities.
So it’s best to bring your personal needs from home, such as soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, medicine, sunblock, etc. Even if you have to shop, you can only shop at regular grocery stalls. And to be sure, the price is more expensive. So it’s better to take it from home right?
9. Enjoy the Sunset at Ujung Gelam Beach
Another interesting thing that shouldn’t be missed is enjoying the sunset at dusk. This sight is a must-do when backpacking to Karimun. Actually there are many ways you can do to enjoy the dusk.
However, there is one neat way to see the sunset, namely by enjoying it at Ujung Gelam Beach. Because this place is one of the most favorite spots to watch the sunset.
10. Explore the Mangrove Forest
Want to see a panoramic view of the sea from a different side? try trekking in the mangrove forests in these islands. You will go down a road full of magrove forests accompanied by cool air and sweet chirping of birds.
The beauty of this mangrove forest is still very natural and beautiful as well as its beaches. So it’s a shame to miss it.
So, those are some guides for backpackers in Karimunjawa. Hopefully this is useful, guys!
For those who need information about reviews of other tourist attractions that can be visited. Just open the Kaskus forum so you can read or just ask about the stories and experiences of the kaskusers while in Karimunjawa.