Alas Purwo National Park

Mystical Tropical Land

Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo known by the beauty of the rain forest and beaches with high waves that hunted by the worldwide surfers. A complete ecosystem that supports the amazing wildlife. Thousands of migrating birds visit its pristine forests each year and turtles come to lay their eggs on its secluded beaches. This area is also the home of some of rare and endangered species that include the Javanese bull or banteng (Bos javanicus), dhole or Asiatic wild dog (Cuon alpinus), silvered leaf monkey, green peafowl, red junglefowl, olive ridley turtles, hawksbill turtles and green turtles. In the Javanese language, Alas Purwo literally means “Ancient Forest or The Premordial Forest”. According to the local legend, Alas Purwo was the site where the earth first emerged from the ocean. Many seeking spiritual enlightenment and mystics flock here during the month of Suro, the Javanese New Year. These pilgrims come to meditate in caves.


Things to do

Wildlife viewing
Enjoy beaches
Interact with locals




As a wildlife photographer, this place is complete. I can see many birds, mammals, even sea turtles. “Best place to see wildlife”. 

Andrew, 12 Desember 2016

“Beautiful protected forest”. I was here on a vacation from work with my friends, we book a tour with a tour guide from the government, so we could enter the forest and enjoy the view. First they take us to Bakau Forest and we ride a boat to the other side of the forest, then they take us to a exclude beach. And the view was amazing.

Fitri A, 24 September 2016

“Savannah, beach, surfing, snorkeling, forest and wild animals”. The real jungle in the east of Java, this national park combine all the beauty nature in one place. If you really would like to have an experiences at Java Jungle you may visit this place.

Rizal S, 24 Agustus 2016