The beauty of nature in Central and East Indonesia will indeed make anyone forget themselves. Beautiful and unspoiled nature makes Central and East Indonesia always offer an endless charm. If we visit the beaches in Central and East Indonesia, from Lombok to Papua, we will be like on a private beach.
The charm of the beach in Central and East Indonesia will make anyone want to pause when they pause to enjoy the beauty longer. In East Nusa Tenggara, there is a beach with a charm that is so stunning. Clear water in turquoise blue, fine white sand and hills that offer super cool natural scenery.
The beach is Koka beach. It’s no exaggeration to call this beach a small paradise in NTT Koka Beach is in Wolowiro village, Paga sub-district, Sikka district, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. On this beach we will find what we do not find on other beaches: peace and stability. If you have plans to explore the realms of Central and East Indonesia, Koka Beach must be in the list of places you will explore. This beach offers a truly different natural charm. This beach is surrounded by green hills that are so beautiful. You can see the beauty of Koka beach that curves like forming a number three from the top of the hill.
Really beautiful It is said, the name of the Koka beach is taken from the name of the bird that often flies there. Until now, the bird can still be found for those who happen to be lucky. With turquoise water and soft white sand, it can’t stand to immediately play with water while on this beach.
So tempting Koka Beach is about 42 km from the city of Maumere. Even though the road to get to the beach is not too good and even damaged, what you will get will be worth the struggle to get here. Just like other hidden beaches in Central and East Indonesia, the facilities on Koka beach are also very minimal. Sikka local goverment seems to have not paid too much attention to the existence of this beach as one of the potential tourism assets.
To be honest, it’s a good thing too. Because this beach beauty will be maintained. Around Koka beach there are several islands and rocks that are said to be quite sacred. One of them is a large black rock called Watu Kuda which is said to be the incarnation of a sacred horse. Whatever it is, Koka beach does have a beautiful charm that is beyond measure. The waves are quite strong, making Koka Beach also an option for those who like surfing. The waves can sometimes reach a height of 1.5 m with a very strong exposure, making the surfers also like it.
- If you want to visit Koka beach, you can fly from Jakarta to Maumere (Frans Seda Airport). First, you can go to Denpasar, Bali. After enjoying your trip in Bali, you can depart from Denpasar, Bali to Maumere using an airplane. Arriving at Maumere, there are many bus trips at Frans Seda airport. You must take the destination to Koka beach. But using bus travel will be expensive if you rent it. You can take the bus to Ende and get off at Paga. They don’t use tickets, but cash is around Rp. 15,000.
- Bring your supplies sufficiently because there are no cafes or stalls around this beach.
- There is a hotel or motel on Koka beach. Or you can stay at Hotel Paga, this hotel is very close to Paga beach. Please ask the local people, they are usually friendly and helpful.