The 10 Best Things to Do in Jayapura, Indonesia

December 22, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Jayapura (Indonesian: Kota Jayapura; Dutch: Hollandia) is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. It is situated on the island of New Guinea, on Yos Sudarso Bay (formerly known as Humboldt Bay). It covers an area of 935.92 km, and borders Jayapura Regency to the west, Keerom Regency to the south, the nation of Papua New Guinea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the north. It had a population of 256,705 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as of January 2014) is 315,872.
Restaurants in Jayapura

1. Jefalgi Papua Tours

Jl. Kamp Walker blok D no. 6 | Jayapura, Jayapura 99358, Indonesia
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5 based on 49 reviews

Jefalgi Papua Tours

provides tour & travel packages Baliem Valley Trekking tour, Koroway Tribe Adventure, Raja Ampat dive, Carstenz Pyramid, Jayapura, Pilgrim tour, Scuba Dive and snorkel, Hiking, Sightseeing, Birdwathcing, Boat trip and Beaches in the beautiful country of Papua. Come & explore the exotic culture and nature of Papua with your best partner which is approved by Trip Advisor.

Reviewed By Ulyanov89 - Heidelberg, Germany

After contacting several tour agencies for a trekking in the Baliem Valley we've decided to choose Athan's offer because he had very good reviews and the price was also better than most other offers we received. It was also very easy to communicate with Athan and plan the trip with his help through emails.
Our schedule was the following:
Day 1: Arrival to Jayapura, fly to Wamena, overnight in Wamena
Days 2,3,4: Trekking in the Baliem valley, 3 nights stay in villages along the way
Day 5: Last day of trekking, visit the a Yali tribe for mock battle, overnight in Wamena
Day 6: Flight to Jayapura, Jayapura city tour, overnight in Jayapura
On the first day we were met by Athan at the Airport in Jayapura, he gave us our travel permits and plane tickets to Wamena. After a short flight Olfied, our guide in Wamena picked us up and took as to the Baliem Pilamo Hotel. The hotel wasn't the best, bet it is OK for a night.
The next morning we were picked up again by Olfied at the hotel and after a short car ride we've started our trek. The crew was made up by the two of us, Olfied, a cook and four Porters.
Each member of the crew did an excellent job. In addition to carrying all the gear, our Porters always helped us at the difficult parts of the trail, fixed Bridges, made trekking poles for us, helped with the cooking and also assured a good mood during dinner with their awesome singing. Eric, our cook, fed us more than enough delicious food during the trip and we've made it without any stomach issues. :) Last but not least, a very big thank you goes to Olfied. He is an amazing tour guide, knows the area and the people very well, speaks very good English, was very warm and friendly with us and all the locals we've met during the trip and always made sure that we get the most out of our trip.
After the trekking we flew back to Jayapura, where another of Olfied's guide gave us a tour of the Sentani area before we've checked into the Swisshotel in Jayapura. The next morning we were driven to the airport.
The whole trip was excellently organized, there is really nothing better we could have wished for!
We can only recommend Athan, Olfied and all the other guys in the company. Do not hesitate to book with them if you want to be in good hands in Papua!

2. Jayapura City Hill

Jayapura, Indonesia
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4 based on 38 reviews

Jayapura City Hill

Reviewed By Dhena A

Jayapura City is one of the most amazing cities I have ever visited. The landscape is simply amazing, spectacular! I only came for two days for work but the short time was enough to make me in love with the city. If you ever come, don't miss Jayapura City Hill and the heart shaped lake, Emfotte lake in Sentani. The lake is very remote, around an hour drive from Jayapura City but the picturesque view along the way is worth it.

3. Skow Village

Jayapura, Indonesia
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Skow Village

Reviewed By Indra M - Bandung, Indonesia

I arrived at this place, Skuow, the Indonesia and Papua New Guinea border 15 minutes before 4 PM. I regretted so much since I only had few time to enjoy the view from the top of the hill. So just remember to get here sooner. If you came here sooner, you can have a special permit to visit the town by the beach down below the hill on PNG land.
But even enjoying the view from the top of the hill was breath taking. The shore line of PNG beach from high land is also something to enjoy. This particular place to enjoy such view is on the land of a PNG villager’s home. All you have to do is pay IDR 10.000 (less than 1 USD) for every person and you can enjoy the scenery. They sell souvenir too, you should get some as a memorabilia like hats, bracelets, key rings, or even Kuna coins (Kuna is the PNG’s currency).
After you get back to Indonesia land, don’t forget to take pictures near the monuments, with light house as background, and also take pictures with Indonesian army who guard the border.

4. Harlem Beach

Distrik Depapre, Jayapura, Indonesia +62 812-1201-4647
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Harlem Beach

Reviewed By Robert M - Bali, Indonesia

this beach is very nice and beautiful, but like any other Beaches in Jayapura, we must extracareful with local people who always drinking at the beach area, always extra careful with them, as they might do something to us. for sure, always visited the beach at the day time, and leave the area before 5 pm or before dark. but during the day, Harem Beach is a very very nice place to visit.

5. Base-G Beach

Jayapura, Indonesia
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3.5 based on 67 reviews

Base-G Beach

Reviewed By mamanafla - Bekasi, Indonesia

the beach is clean and has beautiful white sands. we can also swing on the branch of trees. the waves are quite big and just be careful of that. it's not crowded at all so ti seems like a private beach. i love it and i took some beautiful pictures here

6. Love Lake

Desa Yoka, Sentani Timur, Jayapura 99225, Indonesia
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Love Lake

Reviewed By Samuelpas - Bekasi, Indonesia

It took 1 hour and 45 minutes from airport Sentani to this lake by car. The road was mostly in good condition. There was local people who take entrance fee IDR 50000 per car.
The lake was really have heart shape. Try to stop at several spot to find the best angle. We could also see the sunset here. It was really amazing view. The sky was pink and blue. This is an amazing place.

7. Hamadi Souvener Market

Jayapura, Indonesia
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3.5 based on 27 reviews

Hamadi Souvener Market

Reviewed By ArieDiepen - Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

I was not really impressed by the Hamadi Souvenir market. Most of the woodcarving is roughly made. I also was very disappointed that I didn't see a Papua. This is supposed to be a Papua souvenir (oleh oleh) market. But perhaps it's me.

8. Hamadi Beach

Jayapura, Indonesia
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3.5 based on 37 reviews

Hamadi Beach

Reviewed By Malarchy - Jakarta, Indonesia

Hamadi Beach is a narrow strip of sand in Jayapura. It is accessed via a road with an unoffiical checkpoint - the locals charge for entry. The beach is fairly shallow, and looks out onto a body of water with a man-made barrier designed to keep the area safer from wave damage. The long-distance views are quality, looking out to Papua New Guinea.
The beach itself is fairly unpleasant. It is grubby and dirty. While not ruinously litter-strewn, the beach is not the kind of place where someone might want to kick their shoes off. There would be no real call for swimming here.
The locals do not make it an especially welcoming place. Bule of course get to be stared at across Indonesia but it is a little more menacing here than elsewhere so no real need to stay for long, especially given the evident alcohol consumption.
As a beach there is no reason to go out of the way to Hamadi and especially not near dusk when it is a less pleasant place to be.

9. Mal Jayapura

Jl. Sam Ratulangi APO | Bhayangkara, Jayapura 99112, Indonesia +62 967 5150000
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3.5 based on 11 reviews

Mal Jayapura

Mal Jayapura is a shopping center that is located in the heart of Jayapura at Jalan Sam Ratulangi APO, Bhayangkara, North Jayapura, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. Mal Jayapura concept Mall Lease (Lease), consisting of 5 floors and 1 Mezzanine with the concept of "4 in 1 Destination Shopping". Mal Jayapura location is close to the Jayapura police station of Papua, Cendrawasih Sports Hall and not far from the Swiss Belhotel Papua. Mal Jayapura equipped with travelator and lift to allow visitors to get around in each floor.

Reviewed By agustinus72

Mal of Jayapura is the one and the only representative Mal at Jayapura even at papua and west papua province. Have 4th floor, Cinema, kid's area (amazone), food point, hypermart and matahari dept store. Beside that, a few franchiser has opened a booth at Mal...MoreThank you for your visit and feedback, we are waiting for you back

10. Pemancingan Permata Hijau

Jl. Bendung Tami, Jayapura 99351, Indonesia
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4 based on 5 reviews

Pemancingan Permata Hijau

Our sites are offering landscape Papua recreation, fishing, out bond and etc.

Reviewed By Evawaty - Jakarta, Indonesia

The place is clean and neat. You will feel that you are not in Papua. The food variety also good. I came with my team around 14 people. They are surely enjoy relaxing in this place

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