Purup is a group of islets in the southern region of Rumberpon island. Administratively, Purup is under the territory of Yomakan village. It has got tens of islets scattered on the sea providing very beautiful marine scenery for anyone to enjoy.
|Marine Tour by Speedboat to Purup islands|
in the National Park of Cendrawasih Bay
|Marine Life in Purup islands|
|Coral reef in Purup islands of the National Park of Cendrawasih Bay|
|Purup Islands in Wondama Regency|
|Coral reef in one of the islands of Purup|
More wildlife watching activity can be done in the forest of Rumberpon island.
Getting to Wondama Regency
Foreign visitors who are interested in traveling to Wondama need to take international flights to one of the major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, and Manado.
Silk Air flies from Singapore to Manado. Major airlines from Europe have flights to Jakarta. Surabaya which is the second largest city in Indonesia is the destination of major airlines from Asia.
|Flight routes to major cities in Indonesia and then to Wasior town of Wondama regency|
After that, visitors can continue their trip to Manokwari which is the capital of West Papua province. Domestic airlines that serve this routes include Batik Air, Sriwijaya Air, Garuda, and Lion Air.
|Domestic Flight Routes to Wasior town of Wondama regency|
in West Papua province of Indonesia
As of today, there are no guesthouses in Purup islands. Local government have decided to construct guesthouses in Purup islands this year. They will be ready in 2022. Usually, local guides will bring visitors to stay in the villagers' houses in Yomakaan village. The cost per person per night is affordable. In the village there are small kiosks where visitors could buy biscuits and some canned drinks. Visitors are advised to buy their logistical needs in Wasior town.
At the moment, local government of Wondama Bay Regency are making preparations to build guesthouses for tourists in Purup.
Camping at the beach of the islands in Purup can be done with the help of local villagers from Yomakan village.
If visitors start their trip from Wasior town, they need to buy food materials from the town. There are local guides who can help organize tours by speedboat from Wasior town to Purup and other islands in Wondama.
The Indonesian Tourist Guide Association of Wondama regency
- Rio Suabey: +62 821 9869 4761
- Eky Sawaki: +62 812 4893 1154
- Amsal Tinoring: +6282197937120
Department of Culture and Tourism
Wondama Bay Regency
Jalan Raya Rasiei Kompleks Perkantoran
RASIEI, TELUK WONDAMA
West Papua Province, Indonesia
This article was written by Charles Roring +6281332245180.