Top things to do

Museum in Jayapura

Museum Loka Budaya

Cenderawasih University’s recently redesigned cultural museum contains a fascinating range of Papuan artefacts including the best collection of Asmat carvings and ‘devil-dance’ costumes outside Agats, most of which …
Seafood in Jayapura

Duta Cafe

Open-air and riverfront, Duta Cafe serves up excellent ikan bakar (grilled fish) and offers a lively scene in the evenings.
Mall in Jayapura

Mal Jayapura

A four-storey shopping mall complete with a kid zone, food court and movie theatre.
Beach in Jayapura

Pantai Base G

Base G beach is nearly 3km long, sandy, clean and lined with wooden picnic platforms. The best beach easily accessible from Jayapura, it is usually near-empty, except on Sunday when locals come in droves for a bathe…
Indonesian in Jayapura

Waroeng Pojok

Part of a small national chain of cool, comfy restaurants serving classic Javanese cuisine and frothy milkshakes and juices. It makes a delicious change from the endless oily nasi goreng of small-town Papua or the s…
Indonesian in Jayapura

Resto & Cafe Rumah Laut

This upmarket place, built on stilts above the waters of Jayapura bay, is where locals come when they want to impress. The wide-ranging menu takes in Indonesian classics, a few Chinese options, and fish. Lots of fis…