Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Banyuwangi:

1. Kawah Ijen

2,092 km
from city center
1 out of 6
places to visit in Banyuwangi

Kawah Ijen is the world's largest acidic volcanic crater lake located at the Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java. Kawah Ijen is filled with sulfur, when these sulfurous gases enter Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere they ignite as they burn with an electric blue flame. It is a spectacular sight to watch the blue flames burn and that view is only available at night. The flames disappear as soon as the sun comes up!

2. Pulau Tabuhan

1,052 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Banyuwangi

Pulau Tabuhan is a small uninhabited island with beautiful untouched scenery, sandy beaches, and stunning underwater life. This secluded island can be accessed by taking a boat ride of 20-30 minutes from Bangsring beach. Pulau Tabuhan is considered as the best kitesurfing destination in Indonesia and one of the best in Asia due to its consistent wind speeds between 20-25 knots. The island also hosted the Professional Kiteboarding championship in August 2015.

3. Pulau Merah

1,332 km
from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Banyuwangi

Known as the Red Beach, Pulau Merah has its own island which has red soil and green vegetation and is popular for its soft sandy beach and a long coastline. This beach is easily accessible from Banyuwangi’s city center. Pulau Merah lies about 60 kilometers south of the city and it will take about two and a half hours’ drive to reach this marvelous shoreline. It’s difficult to find public transport around there and hence it is recommended to hire a car while visiting this beach.

4. Baluran National Park

43 km
from city center
4 out of 6
places to visit in Banyuwangi

Baluran National Park stretches across 25,000 hectares area and is home to endangered bull banteng, peafowls, and more. The locals refer to this place as the African van Java as the vast savanna and dry cracked earth is very similar to those in Africa. Baluran National Park has five zones: Main, Wilderness, Intensive Utilization, Specific Utilization, and Rehabilitation. The Wilderness Zone is the largest one that spreads across nearly 12,000 hectares which is almost half of the park’s territory.

5. Alas Purwo National Park

3 km
from city center
5 out of 6
places to visit in Banyuwangi

The Alas Purwo National Park in East Java is a complete package where you can explore the forest, beaches, caves, even savanna all at once. This park that is located at the southeast tip of Java Island stretches to 43,420 hectares. It is a peaceful home to endangered animals like green peafowls and also possesses a wide array of plants of various species such as leadwood. The Alas Purwo National Park has four zones: Sanctuary Zone, Wilderness Zone, Intensive Use Zone, and Buffer Zone. Due to its strategic location at the most eastern point of Java, this park has numerous beaches.

6. Green Bay Beach

91 km
from city center
6 out of 6
places to visit in Banyuwangi

Also known as Teluk Ijo, Green Bay beach is a white sandy beach that is a hidden gem! It is not very popular but it’s serene and quite clean. Reaching the beach takes a little effort, you will have to either trek for 2 km which is not very easy or you could rent a fishermen’s boat from Stone beach to get there. There is a waterfall near the beach where you could go to wash off the salty water. Please note, there is no changing room or toilets at the beach. Also, you need to be careful with your stuff as there are monkeys loitering around waiting to steal your stuff.

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