Java is home to Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia. What this chaotic capital lacks in idyllic beaches and palm-lined avenues it more than makes up for with its world-class nightlife, fascinating colonial history, and its exceptionally hospitable and helpful locals. Although it is one of the most densely populated islands in the world it offers beautiful landscape.
Sakapura is situated in East Java, at the foot of the towering Mount Bromo Volcano, the village of Sukapura serves as a popular stopover for travellers on their way to the spectacularly scenic Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. This farmer’s village serves as the capital of the Kecamatan district and boasts a largely Hindu culture. Just a short trainride away is Yogyakarta considered the soul of Java, Yogyakarta – commonly known as Yogya – is rich in culture; with art, dance, music and theatre all readily available. This massive urban centre, with a population of well over a million, skillfully maintains its rich cultural heritage while embracing modernity. This city is also a great place to stopover for visits to Borobudur.
- Mount Bromo
Airport: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Local Language: Bahasa Indonesia and Javanese
Fun Fact: With more than 450 different bird species, Java is a bird watcher’s paradise.
May to September when it is dry and sunny.
The wet season has occasional heavy rain but it won’t spoil your trip.