capital of West Papua Province, Indonesia

Manokwari is a city of 107,000 people (2018) in Papua. Manokwari is the capital city of West Papua province, and a hub city.


Manokwari City


Manokwari is three meters above sea level. Its average temperature is 26.3 °C (79.3 °F). It receives 2,597 mm (102.2 in) of rain annually.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

By boatEdit

PELNI boats, KM. Sinabung and KM. Labobar stop in Manokwari from Surabaya and Makassar.

By carEdit

You can reach Manokwari by road Trans Papua from Sorong with a travel time of approximately 12 hours.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Manokwari

You can get around by angkot (minivan) or ojek (motorcycle taxi).


  • 1 Amban Beach (Pantai Amban). Black sand beach.
  • 2 Dosa Beach (Pantai Dosa), Sowi, South Manokwari.
  • 3 Mansinam Island (Pulau Mansinam). There is a white sand beach.
  • 4 Pasir Putih Beach (Pantai Pasir Putih). 24 hours.
  • 5 Syari Beach (Pantai Syari, Pasar Putih Beach), Jl. Manokwari - Bintuni, Waren. In addition to the white sand beach, near this tourist attraction area, there is also a mangrove forest that adds to its charm. Access to this beach can be passed by two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles. In addition, there are also public facilities, such as toilets, huts, and changing rooms.



You may fish on the sea by renting a boat or visiting some fishing ponds located in Prafi, Manokwari. You may find the fishing pond by searching the location with prefix pemancingan.

Forest trekkingEdit

  • 1 Gunung Meja, Jl. Brawijaya No.40, East Manokwari.


Food souvenirsEdit

Abon gulung is a Manokwari specialty roll stuffed with meat floss.

  • 1 Abon Gulung Hawai Bakery, Jl. Trikora Wosi, Kp. Makassar, West Manokwari, +62 812 135 70146. 07:00-23:00.



  • 1 Pujasera Dermaga Biryosi, Dermaga AL, Biryosi, Sanggeng. 16:00-21:00. A food court is close to the sea. It serves seafood and Indonesian food.


As a port and beach city, the whole coconut drink is very common with the price of Rp10,000-20,000.


  • 1 Aston Niu Manokwari, Jl. Drs. Esau Sesa, +62 986 2211011. Set in a government and business district, this colorful hotel is 1.6 km from Sanggeng Stadium and 6 km from the State University of Papua. The bright rooms come with free Wi-Fi, minibars, and TVs. Upgraded rooms include ocean views. Penthouse rooms add flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, dining tables, safes, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Room service is available. Complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room. There are 2 restaurants and a rooftop cafe, a karaoke room, as well as 5 event rooms, and an outdoor pool with ocean views. From Rp839,546.
  • 2 Swiss-Belhotel Manokwari, Jl. Yos Sudarso Manokwari No.8, West Manokwari, +62 811 485 4000. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. Set in a modern building overlooking Doreri Bay, this polished hotel in the Central Business District is a 10-minute walk from soccer at Sanggeng Stadium and 9 km from Pasir Putih Beach. Casual rooms and suites have TVs, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, some offer bay views. Upgraded suites add living and dining areas. Room service is available. Free breakfast is served in a chic restaurant. There's also an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, a fitness room, and a sauna, plus a spa, and hot and cold whirlpool tubs. Karaoke rooms are offered. From Rp759,428.
  • 3 Valdos Hotel Manokwari, Jl. Trikora Wosi, Wosi, West Manokwari, +62 986 213044. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast.
  • 4 Mansinam Beach Hotel, Jl. Pasir Putih No.7, Pasir Putih, Manokwari Timur (Close to Pasir Putih Beach). Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. A hotel by the sea. Around Rp500,000.  


The telephone area code of Manokwari is 0986.

Go nextEdit


  • Numfoor Island — 5 hr by ferry.


  • Kaimana — Known for the Triton Bay. An hour by plane.


  • Nabire — The capital of Central Papua province. An hour by plane.
  • Wasior — In Teluk Wondama Regency, one of the gateway towns to go to Teluk Cendrawasih National Park. By boat.


  • Bintuni — 8 hr by land.
  • Fakfak — The city of nutmeg. An hour by plane.
  • Pegunungan Arfak Regency — Climb Mount Arfak also see Lake Anggi Gida and Anggi Giji. 5 hr by land.


  • Sorong — The largest city in bird's head peninsula. by land or by plane.

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