Things To Do In Jogja are so varied and it seems that people will find a never-ending list of things they can do in this area. However, people usually are looking for unique activities which can be done in a certain place including in Yogyakarta. Jogja is well-known for its cultural activities but the travelers can also try the ecotourism one. Recently, many people love to visit the beach in Jogja but they can do more than just visiting the beach because they can also try the experience of releasing turtles at the beaches below.
Yogyakarta is famous for its beaches especially the beaches located in Gunungkidul Regency. There are several beaches which have a beautiful view of the white sand and blue water. People love to enjoy the view and even do a little bit of adventure to find the beach which can surprise them in this area. Nevertheless, those beaches are not the place where the turtles will lay their eggs. Pantai Baru becomes one of the beaches in Yogyakarta which becomes the laying egg location for the turtles.
Unfortunately, there are fewer turtles that do this activity at this beach any longer. The locals realize that they have to do something to help the turtles and it appears as the effort for breeding the turtles. The local youths near the area breed the turtles by doing the turtle conservation activities around Pantai Baru.
The eggs will be taken from its natural laying eggs and nursed in the breeding place. After the eggs are hatched, it will be released to the ocean so it can grow bigger. The activity will be done in the afternoon or the night time so the baby turtles can be prevented from the predators and the heat. People can find the schedule of the turtle release activity and make it as part of the things to do in jogja.
Unlike Pantai Baru which is pretty popular in the southern seaside of Bantul Regency, Pantai Pelangi is not that famous. It has the black sands just like Pantai Baru but it is less crowded than the former one. That is why there are not many people who know about turtle conservation in this area. The turtle breeding activities are performed by a local named Sarwidi voluntarily. It is done in the front yard of his house. He does not get the official support from the government but there some people who will help him with the breeding activities.
Pantai Goa Cemara
There are some attractions which can be found at Pantai Goa Cemara. It is still located in Bantul Regency. The beach has black sand and there are a lot of trees next to the seashore which makes it unique. People can also find the sand dune at this place. In fact, this is also the location of the turtle conservation which is specialized in the green sea turtle. The local fishermen group started this activity because there are many dangers which must be faced by the green sea turtle that will lay eggs in this area but the human beings can give a great help for its conservation and include it as the things to do in jogja.