Meru Betiri National Park, Banyuwangi

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Meru Betiri National Park is a national park in the province of East Java, Indonesia, extending over an area of 580 km2 of which a small part is marine (8.45 km2). The beaches of the park provide nesting grounds for endangered turtle species such as leatherback turtles, hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and olive ridley turtles.Geography and climateMeru Betiri National Park has a varied topography reaching from a plain coast to highlands with an altitude of almost 1,200 meters. The tallest mountains within the park are Mount Gamping (538 m), Mount Butak (609 m), Mount Sukamade Atas (801 m), Mount Gendong (840 m asl), Mount Mandilis (844 m) and Mount Betiri (1,192 m). The topography along the coast is generally hilly to mountainous. There are only few sandy plain coasts, most of them located in the west, such as Rajegwesi Beach, Sukamade Beach, Permisan Beach, Meru Beach and Bandealit Beach. Some rivers across Meru Betiri NP are Sukamade River, a perennial river, Permisan River, Meru River and Sekar Pisang River that flow to the South coast.The Meru Betiri area is influenced by monsoon wind. During November to March, the westerly wind brings rainfall to the area, whereas the dry season occurs during April to October. The average annual rainfall is between 2,300 and 4,000 mm, with 4 dry months and 7 wet months in average.
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  • on a road that is chaotic in the middle of the jungle, discovering this side of the world, crossed rivers.
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  • All was great, good communication, organisation, one of best experiences in my life. Staf was helpfull, all around full of wildlife, problems with road conditions was solved fast. And after half of ho...  more »
  • This is a National Park ... true a jungle not a garden. I went here heading of Sukamade beach . this must be one of your best humble journey ... tropical jungle in java Islands only 4x4 cars or walks ...  more »

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A number of accommodations in Banyuwangi cluster in the heart of town as well as close to the nearby national parks. Plenty of clean, basic rooms serve as a budget-friendly jumping-off point for outdoor adventures. In the midrange, good value hotels offer air-conditioning and television. Beware that you will likely encounter touts looking to take you to their preferred destination, and it's up to you whether you want to play along.
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