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Pacet is a mountainous district in East Java, about 1 hour from Surabaya, the provincial capital.


Pacet is a hilly resort which is popular among travellers from Surabaya, especially the younger ones, as the nearest "escape" from the bustling and densely populated city. It has a few hot springs.

Unfortunately, this resort has hit its nadir during a major holiday season in 2002 due to a landslide. Many visitors who were swimming in the hot spring pools were killed due to this disaster. After this incident, the hot spring was relocated.

Get in[edit]

The best way to get into Pacet is by car. From Surabaya, head to Waru (DO NOT enter the highway/ toll road but drive straight to Sepanjang and then to the town of Krian). From Krian follow the sign to Mojosari and drive up to Pacet. The road is not very steep but it will take you to an altitude of about 600 m above sea level. Having said that though, from the border of the Pacet district we have to go through a steep road (about 30 degrees?) to reach the hot springs.

Get around[edit]

Since there is little (if any) public transport in Pacet, visitors get around Pacet by car.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Mountain view (Mount Welirang)
  • Coban Canggu Waterfall
  • Pacet Mini Park (PMP), a place to relax on the way from Mojosari to Pacet, where you can see some passionfruit trees at the entrance and animal statues inside. This park also has a grilled fish "food court" with small pavilions/ bale area (warung lesehan). This tourist attraction also has some outbound and flying fox facilities.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Soak into the hot springs and swim in the swimming pools
  • Outbound and flying fox at the Pacet Mini Park
  • Rafting (coming up soon?)
  • Fishing (there are some fishing ponds, the notable one being Pak Gufron's fishing pond at Dlanggu, some 7-8 km from Pacet)

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Fruit and vegetables at the market

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Pacet is equipped with many small food stalls (warung), selling Indonesian food.
  • Many eateries and fishing ponds serve grilled or fried fish.
  • sweet fermented black glutinous rice

Drink[edit][add listing]

Hot and sweet ginger water called "wedang jahe".

Sleep[edit][add listing]


Get out[edit]

  • Tretes and Trawas are less than half an hour away.
  • Drive up to Cangar, which is at the outskirt of Batu. This resort is about 1500 m above sea level and also has hot springs. From Cangar you can go to Batu and Malang.

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