Coastarina, A New Tourist Destination

Coastarina is located in Pasir Putih, Batam Center, Batam, Kepulauan Riau.  It is a new tourist destination recently inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in early 2009.  Coastarina has complete facilities for tourists.  In addition to maritime tourism, there are several types of children’s games here.

Coastarina
Coastarina (Source : indonesia.travel)

ACTIVITIES

Visitors can try various types of seafood available in several restaurants near Coastarina, as well as many other types of foods such as fast food, Chinese, Peking duck, steak, and pizza at the many restaurants in the surrounding area.

Visitors can buy souvenirs such as t-shirts in shops nearby.

Because it is located in the City Center, visitors will find it easy to find accommodation.  A number of hotels are available around this area.

Visitors can perform water sports such as swimming and banana boating.  In addition, you can also try various games provided there such as the giant merry go around.

GET AROUND

Coastarina is a big area with a clean beach. It also provides a stage for certain ceremonies.

GET THERE

To reach Batam you can either travel by ferry from Singapore or Malaysia to any of Batam’s six ferry terminals. Best take the ferry to Batam Center. Batam’s Hang Nadim International Airport in Batu Besar serves most domestic flights from many parts of Indonesia. To go to Coastarina, it will take only about 15 minutes by car.  You can take a taxi near the airport or rent a car for Rp 500,000 (about 45 US Dollars) per day.

Tips

The wind in this area is very fresh in the late afternoon so don’t miss the beach side sunset.

 

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