Jayapura is the capital of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. It is situated on Yos Sudarso Bay. A port, shipping chiefly copra, it lies in a coastal belt where coconuts, cacao, fruit, vegetables, and cattle are raised. The city has a small but active tourism industry.
Attractions at Jayapura include the General MacArthur Memorial overlooking the Jayapura harbor and city, Hamadi and White Sands beaches, the old Dutch Colonial Villas around the Governor’s residence and Santani Lake.
Things to See & Do
* General MacArthur Memorial
* Hamadi Beach
* White Sands Beach
* Dutch Colonial Villas
* Santani Lake
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Population – 800 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is located in Jayapura Harbor.
Travel Links – Flights from Jakarta land in Sentani airport, Jayapura, about 60 KM from downtown.
Overland from Papua New Guinea takes around 3 hours drive from Vanimo.