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3 Must-Visit Natural Recreation Spots in Jakarta

3 Must-Visit Natural Recreation Spots in Jakarta

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As people who stay in Jakarta, you might choose malls and restaurants for the frequently-visit-spots on weekend. But if you need a new atmosphere for recreation, you have to know there are also natural recreation spots in Jakarta. Find out on this article!

Mangrove Natural Recreation Park – Pantai Indah Kapuk
You still can see the beauty of nature in this north side of Jakarta. Mangrove Natural Recreation Park can be reached via Pantai Indah Kapuk, precisely behind Yayasan Buddha Tzu Chi Indonesia. You will find large area of mangrove forest here. When you walk on the wooden path surrounded by green and shady trees, you can also feel the breezing air.

Besides the mangrove forest, you can also wander around the sea of mangrove forest by renting a boat. You will be charged with Rp25.000,- for adults and Rp10.000,- for children to enter this forest. If you bring a camera, you should also pay the extra fee that is expensive enough, so be prepared to capture photos just with your smartphone camera.

There is also a resort for you who want to have staycation here. In the night, it feels like you sleep in the middle of a forest. Because the atmosphere is so calming with the melody from cricket’s sound, far from the hustle and bustle of the Jakarta city.

Setu Babakan
In the middle of Jakarta’s hustle and bustle, you can have a recreation on a lake or called setu in Jagakarsa area, South Jakarta. This lake is called Setu Babakan. Surrounded by Betawi-style houses, this area is also known as Kampung Betawi Si Pitung.

In 32 hectars area, you can wander on the side of the lake while enjoying Betawi culinary, or even ride a paddle boat on the lake. When there is a group trip, this kampong is ready to welcome the group with Betawi performing arts. They can also show you the process of making Betawi dodol (Indonesian traditional confectionery made of caramelized sugar).

With visiting Setu Babakan, you can have a recreation while learning Betawi culture. Besides for recreation spot, the lake of Setu Babakan is still used by the local people for fishing. The local people are also friendly when they meet the people who visit their area. So you don’t have to worry if you have questions, just ask them and they are ready to help you.

Thousand Islands
Thousand Islands area is still one of the areas in Jakarta. Although you will need a boat or ferry from Marina Ancol and Muara Angke to get there. The beaches on each island here are still clean enough and suitable for you who don’t want to go too far from Jakarta to have a beach recreation. The local people also provide homestay that you can choose for your accommodation choice.

You choose some activities here such as snorkeling, banana boat riding, to island hopping, which is visiting some islands in one day. Usually, the tourists choose Tidung Island or Pari Island for staycation. Just choose where you would like to visit first. Don’t forget to bring your family and besties to enjoy the natural recreation in Jakarta!