Meru Betiri National Park Travel Guide

Meru Betiri National Park is a beautiful park located in the southeast of East Java. It features many beaches and great swathes of beautiful land where many animals and plants live.

Meru Betiri National Park takes its name from Gunung Betiri, the highest mountain in the region at 1,223 m. The main highlight of the park is its extensive lowland rainforest as well as lowland swamp forest and many beaches. The Javan tiger used to live in Meru Betiri National Park and the massive rafflesia flower can still be seen today.

Visitors can also see turtles laying their eggs on beaches near Sukameda. Many people also take in Sukameda Beach when visiting Meru Betiri National Park, while Alas Purwo National Park is also worth a look. The park office organizes treks through the national park and there are several guesthouses in the area.

Getting There & Away

Meru Betiri National Park is accessible through the Balinese gateway town of Banyuwangi, which lies to the northwest. Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali is the closest major airport to the park and receives flights from international destinations. From Bali’s airport it is a 30-minute ferry ride to Banyuwangi. Buses from Banyuwangi go to Pesanggaran, from where minivans go to Sukameda via Sarongan.