A seaport city, Balikpapan is regarded as an advanced cosmopolitan city suited for a short weekend getaway. Known across the globe for its enormous oil industry, Balikpapan also offers many other hidden gems like stunning natural sceneries of mountains, forests and beaches, unlimited shopping malls, vibrant nightlife and many more. Balikpapan is often an underrated destination compared to other big cities in Indonesia, although once you have experienced this city in its glory you will leave Balikpapan with an entirely different perspective.
Balikpapan is blessed with a fantastic tropical climate, therefore, the weather is mostly pleasant all year round. The best time to fly to Balikpapan would be any time of the year. Although, as Balikpapan is situated in the Borneo island region, do expect some surprise showers and light rainfalls occasionally. If you’d like to witness some of the local Balikpapan events and festivals, there are plenty to choose from such as food festivals, events, and fairs by the beach, traditional marathons and many more.
Mactan–Cebu International Airport - Located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island which is approximately 15 kilometers from Cebu City, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport is the second busiest international airport in the Philippines in terms of passenger traffic. The airport serves the Central Visayas region with regular flight routes to countries all over the Asia continent. The airport terminal also plays home to airline providers such as Cebu Pacific, Pan Pacific Airlines and Royal Air Philippines.
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport - Serving the city of Balikpapan and nearby areas of East Kalimantan is the airport terminal named Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport or more commonly known by its locals as Sepinggan Airport. Sepinggan Airport is modern and provides all the necessary amenities for passenger convenience. As of today, no flight routes direct from the Philippines are offered however you may fly to Balikpapan via airlines like Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia and China Southern Airlines with two or more layovers in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and locations alike.
Situated on the east coast of Borneo Island, the seaport city of Balikpapan experiences a tropical climate. You will find Balikpapan in pleasant climate conditions throughout most days of the year showing little variation in weather. During February is when the city sees the warmest days and lesser rainfalls while August is the coolest.