Pangandaran - Java - Indonesia
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Pangandaran is located on the south coast of Central Java. Pangandaran has become one of Java's most popular beach resort with some beautiful beaches (though the sand is black from volcanic activity) and romantic hotels/resorts for relaxing and enjoying the sun.
As well as the beaches and relaxing environment one of the main attractions here is the Pangandaran Nation Park which is home to a variety of animals include monkeys, gibbons, barking deer and hornbill birds. There are some good trails through the National Park to trek through the jungle. Guides are available to take your trekking though the paths are fairly well marked.
The beaches of Pangandaran are excellent for surfing as well as snorkeling. The surf in Pangandaran is good especially for beginners. the reefs off the beach have excellent marine life as well as good examples of soft corals.
Pasar Wisata is the main market place in Pangandaran selling items like t-shirts and other clothing, fruit and vegetables and seashells.
Getting there and away
You can also catch a train from Yogyakarta to Banjar, just north of Pangandaran. Connecting buses take you from the bus station to Pangandaran though they do not run after 5pm.
Pangandaran has a small airport with charter flights to and from Jakarta on Susi Air. www.susiair.com
Last updated 25th June 2009
Following is a list of hotels and resorts in Pangandaran including current 2009 prices and contact details:
There are a number of budget hotels and losmens around the main street of Pangandaran. The prices start at around 25,000Rp for a very basic room.
Hotel Sandaan located right in the heart of Pangandaran Beach close to the fish markets, art centre, shops and restaurants. Room rates from 100,000Rp per night (US$10) including taxes and breakfast www.sandaanhotel.com
Pantai Indah Resort Hotel located 5 minutes walk from the western recreational beach at Pangandaran. Room prices from 420,000Rp per night (US$42) in the low season. www.pantaiindah.com
Fortuna Hotel close to the western part of Pangandaran Beach, shops and restaurants. A budget hotel with swimming pool. Room prices are 500,000Rp (US$50) per night. Often a 20% discount is available when making reservations. fortunahotelpgndrn.blogspot.com
Laut Biru Resort Hotel located on the western side of Pangadaran Beach with swimming pool and jacuzzi. Room prices from 90,000Rp (US$90) per night in the low season. www.lautbiru.com
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