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Jakarta Post

Sawarna, natural splendor in West Java

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, January 22 2012   /  07:00 am

How much money would you have to spend to enjoy the beautiful beaches in Acapulco, Mexico? Okay, let’s find somewhere closer – Bali. Five million rupiah? Two million? For those who live in Jakarta or Bandung, I can tell you that you can take advantage of more than just exciting beach experiences with less than 500,000 rupiah.
Blue sky, golden sand, and green foliage in Ciantir BeachWhen you go to Sawarna, expect an adventure. It is not an easy-peasy journey to get to this naturally beautiful place. Driving southwest from Jakarta for six hours, up and down the mountains without well-built roads is only the beginning. Overcoming your fears to cross a shaking bridge over a broad flowing river is next. Just remember hikers and cyclists have passed over it a thousand times, so you have nothing to worry about.

A whole new ballgame called Desa Sawarna

After the bridge, the ...