Marakas Lake in Bekasi City, West Java Province


A lake located in the midst of a city sounds unique, right? Bekasi City has one, actually. The name is Marakas Lake and it is located in Bahagia Village and belongs to Babelan Sub-District. The locals usually come to the site to enjoy a family recreation, especially in the afternoon during weekends. The location is near to Pesona Ungu Housing, after all. This explains why most of the visitors are nearby residents. Still, some outsiders are also often seen there. These people come to the lake to relax, buy local snacks, and hang out.

The Nuance
For the information, Marakas is a man-made lake and it was built by a housing developer. At the first time, the motive was to provide an ample water reservoir to the nearby area. As the time went by, though, it has become a new recreation place for everyone including the residents and tourists. Knowing the fact, local food vendors also come to the lake to sell their products. Their presence makes the site merrier, for sure. Another great feature is that the lake comes with breezy wind, which is suitable for relaxation.

Exploring Marakas Lake
The presence of Marakas Lake soothes the nearby villages. It is because the weather in Bekasi City is considered hot and dry. No wonder, people are looking for a place where they can relax and refresh. Visiting the lake helps them to eradicate stresses as well, in fact! Moreover, the site provides an ample parking area to visitors. That means outsiders can also visit the location and park their vehicle easily. Somehow, the lake becomes a good place to rest before continuing the trip in other parts of Bekasi City.

The next reason why Marakas Lake has lots of visitors is the presence of local food vendors and kids games on the site. This is why everyone should carry some money when visiting the lake later. They may use the money to buy some snacks and rent those games, after all. Here is the tip. Make sure to come in the afternoon, when those services are abundant. Coming to the lake in the morning is also recommended due to the more refreshing ambiance, though. So, pick your time.

What is more? If many people come to Marakas Lake for relaxation and recreation, some others take advantage of the lake to enjoy fishing. The fact is everyone is allowed to fish in the lake, as long as they carry their own fishing rod. As for the tip, it is the best to fish when the weather is nice. Otherwise, it would only become an uncomfortable experience due to the rain.

Nearby Attractions

  • Transera Waterpark
  • Venetian Water Carnaval
  • Kampung Kail Fishing Pond
  • Telaga Mas Kedaton

How to Get There
From Bandung City, a trip to Marakas Lake may take around 2 hours and 21 minutes. It is because the distance is 139 km. As for the best route, it is none other than Purbaleunyi Highway and Raya Pantura Street. After getting to Bekasi City, the next destination is Bebelan Sub-District. Lastly, tourists only need to head to Bahagia Village.

Where to Stay

  • Santika Hotel
  • Springlake Apartment
  • Harris Hote
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