Imfote Lake in Jayapura City, Papua Province


Jayapura City has a famous lake called Imfote and it has lured lots of tourists as time goes by, including locals and outsiders. People often called it Telaga Cinta or Love Lake! The location is in Tabar Village and it belongs to Ebungfau Sub-District. The lake is considered crowded due to a high number of visitors. The locals usually come to the site on weekends and afternoon. Their motive varies, though. These include photography, relaxation, hanging out, and sightseeing. Another reason that makes it popular is related to the accessibility. The fact is tourists can get there either by land or water transportation!

The Nuance
People call it Love Lake due to a simple reason. It is because the lake has the shape of love or heart! However, in order to notice this shape, tourists need to climb the hill and conduct sightseeing up there. Actually, the presence of green hills gives a soothing and romantic ambiance to the site. As for the size, the lake is considered big. The nuance also feels peaceful! Plus, the water looks calm and alluring. Located near to the lake, tourists can even find the famous Jaipuri River. One thing, no facilities are available on the site, it would feel hot at noon as tourists have no place to take shelter.

Exploring Imfote Lake
Imforte is, in fact, located near to the biggest lake in Papua Province (Sentani Lake). Despite the smaller size, it emits a distinct beauty. The real question is what tourists might do on the site. Well, the first common thing to enjoy is none other than trekking. It is because tourists need to pass through a hill in order to get to the location. Have no worries. The rejuvenating air and beautiful panorama may accompany all trekkers.

Along the way to Imfote Lake, tourists may also find lots of teak trees, which were planted the local government. The purpose is indeed to promote greening. Next, tourists may meet Jaipuri River! On this area, they can rest for a while and enjoy the nuance before heading to the prime destination. Once tourists arrive at Imfote Lake, they can start exploring the site. For the best sightseeing experience, it is recommended to get on the top of a hill, though!

Once again, there is no facility like gazebos or toilets. Thus, tourists must visit the lake at the right time, which is either in the morning or afternoon. The purpose is to avoid the heat of the sun. As for photography, tourists can take photos of many objects including Imfote Lake itself, Cyclops Mountain, and Sentani Lake!

Nearby Attractions

  • Pemandian Kali Jernih
  • Sentani Lake
  • Johannes Ferdinan Walley

How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City, they can take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Sentani Airport at Jayapura City. This flight may take around 5 hours and 15 minutes, actually. Once arriving at Sentani, tourists should take Raya Abepura – Sentani Street and head to Tabar Village where Imfote Lake is located. The distance is 45.3 km, so this trip would take around 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Hom Abepura Hotel
  • Metta Star Hotel


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