This is Jakarta's largest and most popular recreation park, more popularly known as "Ancol Dreamland". The Ancol Dreamland has an extensive range of attractions that include a giant oceanarium Seaworld, a water park with artificial waves, a lagoon for fishing and boating, convention hall and hotels. The theme park, Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World), with exciting rides such as the Tornado and Hysteria.
The 'Pasar Seni' is an art center which has various collection of Indonesian handicraft, paintings and souvenirs on sale. At this art and handicraft market, visitors get to watch Indonesian artists creating their masterpieces. Hundreds of artists from all over the country congregate here to exhibit their work, making this a fascinating place for tourists and art connoisseurs. You can even get a portrait of yourself done. Both traditional and modern art and crafts are on display, including paintings, sculptures, traditional Indonesian wayang kulit (leather puppets), gemstone jewelry and many other artistic products.
At Pantai Carnaval you will find of restaurants serving local and international dishes with several serving seafood as their specialty. For beverage, its worth to try "Es Kelapa Muda" or Young Coconut Ice drink. Within Ancol Jakarta BayCity area, you will find several hotels such as Raddin Hotel, Wisata Hotel, Mercure Hotel and Putri Duyung Cottages with various prices and facilities.
Marina Ancol is a special port for yachts, motor and sail boats, and the port of departure to Kepulauan Seribu or Thousand Islands resorts. This is also a good location for windsurfing and other marine recreation. Beach facilities for the sea or lagoon area are amply provided: water cycles, canoes, sail boats, fishing gear and many others. Stalls are abundant, serving drinks and snacks along the beach.
Ancol Bay can be reached by bus, taxis, or rented cars. If you're coming from Bogor, there's a train available, but only on Sundays. You can move around inside Ancol Bay area by using a car, take a walk or ride a shuttle car which are provided in the complex.