Carita & Java Island Eco-Tourism

Carita ©Herawandih/flickr

Carita ©Herawandih/flickr

With intentions to visit the Java Island, you might wan to consider checking out Carita Beach, Krakatau. Seeing the coastal town, cruising along the Sunda Strait by boat and then to the active volcano island. The Sunda Strait has its name coming from the Indonesia Pasundan which means ‘West Java’ in English. It is between the Islands of Sumatra and Java itself, connecting the Java Sea to Indian Ocean. If you wish to climb up the southern half of the deserted volcano, you can plan to do so, then continue your journey to the Rakata Island for some snorkeling. This collapsed stratovolcano of Krakatoa is almost 800 meters tall. Explore the beauty under the water where there are amazing varieties of fish, corals etc and then spend the night at Carita itself may add more value of the tour to the adventure seekers.

Bogor

Bogor is rather a city on Java, it is only 60 kilometers south of Jakarta. Culturally, Bogor has many musea, amongst which are largest and oldest in Indonesia. Attractions like the Zoological Museum (Museum Zoologi), Botanic Gardens, Museum of Ethnobotany (Museum Etnobotani), Museum of Earth (Museum Tanah), Museum of Struggle (Museum Perjuangan), Museum of PETA (Pembela Tanah Air – Defenders of the Motherland) and here you can see the history of the Indonesian military militia. There are also many movie theatres, a drama theatre, presidential palace, universities, festivals of folk art, culture-related seminars and Congress of Indonesian culture.

Bandung

In Indonesia, it is locally known as Kota Bandung. Basically it is a the capital of West Java and the second largest metropolitan area. Historically, Bandung has earliest findings of Homo erectus species on its bank of River Cikapundung. It is a popular shopping destination nowadays as many people go there for weekend breaks. You can shop for great value textile other than the fashion products. Factory outlets, the zoo and golf courses are some of the favourites. The nearby Tangkuban Prahu volcano, the Kawah Putih volcano lake and the Patenggang Lake around the tea plantation are also very popular destinations.

Garut

Garut ©Ahmad-Dhanie/flickr

Garut ©Ahmad-Dhanie/flickr

There are ten or more beaches at the south of Garut, amongst which the Santolo Beach at the Cikelet district is the most popular. One other called the Sayang Heulang Beach is also up to its name. Today, the Gunung Geder Beach became the newest tourist site and it boasts of white sand at the near end of the sea and brownish sand at the far end of the sea. It is even being compared with Kuta Beach in Bali.

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