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Purukambera Beach: East Sumba's Hidden Paradise

Saturday, 02 December 2023 - 06:07
Purukambera Beach: East Sumba's Hidden Paradise The serene ambiance of Purukambera Beach. (Photo: Google Maps)

TIMES JAZIRAH, SUMBA TIMUR – Situated a mere 28.1 kilometers from Waingapu City, a mesmerizing 50-minute journey on well-maintained roads will lead you to Purukambera Beach in Desa Mondu, Kecamatan Haharu, East Sumba. This coastal gem has become a beloved destination for locals and travelers alike, offering a pristine escape into nature.

Upon arriving at Purukambera Beach, you are greeted by an enchanting stretch of white sand and crystal-clear blue waters, all surrounded by lush green pine trees along the coastline. The gentle sea breeze adds a refreshing touch to this natural haven.

"Purukambera Beach is truly extraordinary. Every holiday, the beach remains bustling with visitors, both young and old," Natasya, a local tour guide in Sumba, said on Saturday (25/11/2023).

Natasya acknowledges that Purukambera Beach has become a top-tier destination, especially during holidays. Here, you'll feel as though you've escaped the hustle and bustle, immersing yourself in the tranquility offered by the white sand, blue sea, and pine trees. The allure of the beach's beauty and serenity makes it a consistently popular holiday destination, be it on Sundays or public holidays.

"For photography enthusiasts, Purukambera Beach is a haven for photos and selfies," she adds.

Furthermore, Natasya notes that the development of beach tourism is gaining popularity, particularly Purukambera Beach, thanks to its incredible natural potential, including coastal vegetation, pine trees, white sand, and calm waves, all complemented by good road access.

Purukambera Beach is also equipped with essential facilities, such as reliable electricity and telephone networks, making it suitable for hosting various events and activities.

Additionally, when visiting Purukambera Beach, there is no entrance fee. Visitors only need to prepare for food and drinks, and for those interested in fishing, the beach offers a serene spot for seaside fishing during high tide.

"Purukambera Beach is more than just a destination; it's a retreat into nature's embrace. The lack of entrance fees and the availability of facilities make it accessible and enjoyable for everyone. It truly is East Sumba's hidden paradise," she added

Whether you're seeking solace in nature, capturing stunning photographs, or engaging in water activities, Purukambera Beach stands as an idyllic coastal haven on the eastern shores of Sumba. (*)

Writer : Khodijah Siti
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