Sukamade beach is about 97 km to southwest of Banyuwang. It is a natural, quiet, beautiful place and part of the 50,000 hectare Meru Betiri National Park.
Almost every night of the year, turtles appear on Sukamade beach to lay eggs. It is clearly a globally important site and one which is protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the over-worked park rangers.
Some eggs are taken by the rangers to protect them from predators, both human and other animals. These are incubated in the safety of the park hatchery and the youngsters are released to the ocean on the very beach from where the eggs were laid. There are similar beaches within the park boundary but it seems to be Sukamade that the turtles prefer.
Batu city is located in 800 meters above sea level, with cold temperature 17-25,6 degree of Celsius.
Batu city is an area in East Java that surrounded by mountains. Geographically, Batu is tropic area. The potencies of this area are coming from the agro product properties, fruits, vegetables, mountain panorama and the hills.
When the visitors enter to Batu city, the fresh mountain air has welcomed us.
Ranu Kumbolo is wider than both lakes, which has 8 ha and located at 22,390 m above sea level. Ranu Kumbolo is formed from massive crater of Jambangan Mountain.
For those who like to hike, Ranu Kumbolo is the pit stop to prepare their adventure. Moreover, Ranu Kumbolo is also providing a hut for hikers and there is camping ground to sleep over. Also, there is an ancient monument that standing on Ranu Kumbolo. Local people believe that monument were already existed since Majapahit Empire.
Fresh air, clear water, nice atmosphere is the thing that the visitors can get while spending time in these marvelous lakes. Forget the daily routines, sweep away the burdens, Ranu Pane, Ranu Regulo and Ranu Kumbolo is the perfect place to recharge your body and soul.
Ijen Crater is the biggest crater lake in Java. The sulfur crater lake lies between a natural dams of deeply etched rock. It is 200 meters deep and contains about 36million cubic meters of steaming acid water, shrouded in a smelling swirling sulfur cloud.
Inside the crater the different color and size of stones are found. Indeed the crater of Ijen is beautiful garden of stone as well.
The view of sulfur miners who climb and go down to the crater is also amazing. A man puts about 10 kg of yellowish stone in to his basket, before he descends the mountain slope to sell his load, carrying the same basket, going in the same direction, digging the same mineral. It is the natural picture that can be seen everyday.
Ijen Plateau lies in the centre of Ijen-Merapi Malang Reserve, which extends over much of the mountainous region directly west of Banyuwangi and borders on the Baluran National Park in the northeast.