Amal Beach

Tarakan, Indonesia

Amal Beach

Even although the beach is called Amal beach (translates literally as Charity Beach), but don't be fooled into thinking it is a very social place. In fact Amal beach is a name after one of the villages nearby. Amal beach is one of the tourist highlights in East Tarakan, East Kalimantan Province.

Though the beach does not have white sand it is often visited for its particular beauty of brown sand, blue sky and waiving coconut trees. You need to see it, then the beauty of this beach becomes clear. The city goverment of Tarakan plans to make Amal beach in to a sort of entertainment park like Ancol in Jakarta by expanding the beach.

Beside its natural beauty, there is something else that you don't want to miss when you are here. Amal beach has a typical food you need to try, called kapah. Kapah is a shell fish that only lives in Amal beach and its available a with special sauce. For dessert try the Terap fruit, a sweet typical fruit from Tarakan, and have fresh coconut to drink with it. You can also try some other typical local food like shrimps.

Eating at Amal Beacheating info

Beside its natural beauty, there is something else that you don't want to miss when you are here. Amal beach has a typical food you need to try, called kapah. Kapah is a shell fish that only lives in Amal beach and its available a with special sauce. For dessert try the Terap fruit, a sweet typical fruit from Tarakan, and have fresh coconut to drink with it. You can also try some other typical local food like shrimps.

Amal Beach



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Transport options Amal Beach

Amal beach is about 11 km from downtown Tarakan and you can easily be reached by bus or other public transport, taxi or with your own vehicle in less than 30 minutes

  

Things to do close by Amal Beach

Tarakan Travel Guide

Tarakan

Tarakan is located on the edge of a sea, offering many nautical tourism spots. There's also forest tourism spots for the local government has been doing mangrove conservation for about 8.8 hectare combined with various flora and fauna. There are also other interesting spots you can visit offered by this Bumi Paguntaka with the motto Tarakan Kota Bersih Aman Indah Sehat dan Sejahtera (Clean, Secure, Beautiful, Healthy and Wealthy tarakan City).

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Flying to Tarakan

Tarakan is served by Juwata International Airport. Juwata International Airport is located about km from Tarakan. A taxi into the city from Juwata International Airport would cost IDR 50.000. Read more about Juwata International Airport or look for flights to Tarakan