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Jayapura: Gate to Interior Papua and the Sentani Lake Festival


Jayapura: Gate to Interior Papua and the Sentani Lake Festival

Facing a peaceful bay that once was dubbed ‘a better harbor’ than Ternate, Moluccas by the great British naturalist Sir Alfred Wallace, Jayapura is today the capital city of Papua and  home to more than 100,000 people. The residents of this city come from many parts of Indonesia.
Jayapura, located in East Papua, is the starting point for many travelers wanting to make the adventurous journey into the interior of Papua. Travelers come here for all kinds of adventures. This is where you can begin your trek into the remote Baliem Valley, or conduct sustainable crocodile conservation study for your thesis, or prepare to capture the magic of Lake Sentani  and its culture on camera.
On a lush hill stands a red-and-white communication tower which is the best place to to view the town. While this may not be the most exciting activity to do in Papua, it’s a good way to get your bearings and discover just how large is this region. Jayapura is after all, only a gateway to your extraordinary journey into one of the largest islands on the planet.
Acting as the hub for travelers seeking to explore Papua and a hub to other parts of Indonesia, Jayapura is used to travelers and is always ready to welcome visitors. This is the place to come and begin your exotic Papuan adventure, taking in the culture and the landscape of an untouched world.

To Stay

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Humbolt Bay Hotel

Jl koti no 80 A Jayapura

Tirta Mandala Hotel

Jl. dewi sri Jayapura

Hotel Matos

jl. Raya abepura - gedung matoa square lt 3 Jayapura

Metta Star Hotel

Jl. Raya Abepura - Sentani No. 7 Waena, 99111 Jayapura

Hotel Akat A

Jalan Prajurit No 1, Merauke Jayapura

Hotel Mutiara Kotaraja

jl STM YPK kota raja dalam no 137 Jayapura

Hotel Permata Jayapura

Jalan Olah raga no 3 paldam Jayapura

Nusantara Hotel

Jalan Amphibi Hamadi A.L no 69 Jayapura, 99111 Jayapura

Hotel Andalucia Papua

Jl Tanjung Ria no 5 ( dok 9 ) Jayapura

Horison Jayapura

Jalan Percetakan Negara II no 2 Jayapura, 99111 Jayapura

Hotel Yasmin

Jl. Percetakan Negara no 8A Jayapura

Hotel Matoa

Jalan A Yani no 14 Jayapura

To Stay

There are a number of air-conditioned hotels available in the heart of Jayapura though you will find the prices here are more expensive than other parts of the country.

Several guesthouses are also available off the Sentani airport road to Jayapura.


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