Banyuwangi means Aromatic Water, which is associated with the local legend. Being the east-most city on Java, this is where the dawn first rises in the morning throwing its welcoming rays over Java, this lush green but also a most densely populated island. Banyuwangi Regency extends over an area of 5,800 square km, comprising southern beaches brushed by the Indian Ocean, to impressive Mt Raung that stands at 3,282 meters and Mt Merapi at 2,800 meters above sea level. The town of Banyuwangi is the gateway to your explorations to watch wild animals roam freely in the reserve of Alas Purwo, the oldest game reserve on Java, go trekking through the savannah of Baluran, or find secluded and untouched beaches at Pulau Merah or G-Land, and travel to Sukamade Beach where turtles come to hatch their eggs. Mountain climbers can hike up from Banyuwangi to the stunning Ijen Crater and be amazed by blue flames that spring out among the yellow sulfurous rocks, cut and gathered manually by traditional miners.
(Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Banyuwangi) (IATA: BWX, ICAO: WADY) is an airport at Blimbingsari, which serves Banyuwangi city and the surrounding area in East Java, Indonesia. The airport was formerly known as Blimbingsari Airport and is the First Green Airport of Indonesia.
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The best time of year to visit Banyuwangi is during the dry season which spans from May to September when days are hot, dry and sunny. These months are also an ideal time to travel if you are planning on climbing the mountains in this area. Rainy season in Java runs from November to March, although East Java experiences less rainfall than the western regions. Days are characterized by regular, intense rain showers that tend to last for a couple of hours. Temperatures are consistently warm year round, with average daily temperatures hovering around 28-30°C, although temperatures are cooler in the higher mountainous regions such as Mt Raung and Mt Merapi, especially at night.
1. Mount Raung is a volcanic mount which is famous for volcano trekking. Located in Java Island, Indonesia, one can get to witness an active volcano when hitting this trail. The dimensions of the caldera of Mount Raung alone are 750 m x 2.250 m, or 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) in width, and there are active smokes all round within graying rim – although the rim color can vary depending on the volcanic activity.
2. The bay of Grajagan on the southern coast of Banyuwangi was nicknamed G-Land since its discovery by vagabond surfers back in the '70s and is now one of Indonesia's premier surf breaks. Besides its long, left-hand barrels, the area is also famous for its beautiful Plengkung Beach. Pantai Pulau Merah aka Red Island Beach is another bay area west, where you can enjoy a scenic 3km-stretch of pinkish sand with a small hilly island on the near horizon. Sukamade Beach, within the Meru Betiri National Park, offers a natural adventure to the protected nesting coast of three sea turtle species, namely green sea turtles, hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles.
3. Ijen Crater must be the main icon of Banyuwangi. Trekkers set out before daybreak to climb up this mountain and discover the world’s largest sulfur lake found in the ridges near its peak. The caldera is around 20 km wide and is where miners source their cooled sulfur slabs to be brought down the mountain in hefty baskets. Midnight climbs have become popular where you can see blue flames, due to ignited sulphuric gas.