Sukabumi Indonesia Travel Guide

The pretty town of Sukabumi is located just outside Jakarta, making this a great daytrip destination for those who are spending time in the city.

Sukabumi is a popular destination for adventure sports with white water rafting being particularly popular, while this is also a good place for trekking through the jungle and mountain climbing. The people of Sukabumi still practice the traditional crafts and this is a good place to pick up a souvenir or two.

Not many tourists make it to Sukabumi and there aren’t many places to stay here, although there are plenty of restaurants serving both traditional cuisine and a few western dishes such as sandwiches and fries. Sukabumi’s high elevation gives the town a cool climate, making this a good place to retreat from the heat during the summer.

The cool mountain air is believed to have rejuvenating properties and people travel here from all over the world to reap the benefits and to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Travel to Sukabumi- getting there

The easiest way to reach Sukabumi is from Jakarta, which has its own international airport with regular flights from places such as Singapore. Buses regularly travel from Jakarta’s bus station to Sukabumi (2 hours).

Sukabumi attractions

White water rafting: form a group in town and head to the river to shoot the rapids in a kayak or canoe, surrounded on both sides by lush jungle.

In brief

What to do: white water rafting, swimming, trekking through the jungle.

Best time to go: during the dry season between May and September.

How long? A day or less is enough time to explore Sukabumi.
Tidbit: Sukabumi is well-known from its skilful craftsmen, who can make anything from traditional Indonesian daggers to baskets and batik prints.