Probolinggo Travel Guide

Probolinggo on the north coast of East Java is famous for its many nearby volcanoes and its coastline. It is the main base for exploring Mount Bromo and also offers a fair amount of culture and history.

Probolinggo was an important town during the Dutch East Indies era and lies on the major highway from Surabaya to Banyuwangi. It features a Madurese-majority populace and is big into fishing and especially fruit-growing (mangos and grapes) owing to the high winds the place receives in the dry season.

Probolinggo’s main asset for visitors is its proximity with Mount Bromo. Hikes of Mount Bromo are best started very early to catch the beautiful sunrise and to have a look at the steaming crater. Semeru and Argopuro mountains are also popular excursions from Probolinggo town.

Another major highlight of the Bromo area is Madakaripura waterfall; a stunning 200-meter high waterfall which appears to drop from the sky. The Candi Jaung temple ruins are also worthy of a look.

Getting There & Away

Surabaya’s Juanda Airport is a 3-hour bus ride from Probolinggo and is the nearest major airport to the volcano town. Flights come in from all over Indonesia as well as from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. Minibuses go to Probolinggo via Cemoro Lawang, while shuttles also run direct to Bromo.

Things to Do

Probolinggo Attractions

Mount Bromo

One of the most iconic volcanoes in indonesia, famed for its sunrises and its steaming crater lake.

Bentar Indah Beach

The main beach in probolinggo is a gorgeous white, dreamy beach overlooked by a hill.

Side trips from Probolinggo

Candi Jaung temple ruins

These temple ruins are a side attraction for visits to mount bromo.

Madakaripura Waterfall

This stunning waterfall is not too far from mount bromo and is one of the highest in east java. the plunge pool is good for a swim.

Probolinggo events

Kasada Festival

A popular month-long religious festival and fascinating for tourists as it is set high at the crater of mount bromo. locals fling offers to the gods into the crater, including food, gifts and animals. the festival takes place every march culminating in the sacrifice.