Ancol is the coastal area of north Jakarta. Here, you’ll find the Taman Impian Jaya Ancol recreation area, which contains restaurants, market places, two beaches, a theme park, and a marina. It’s a popular weekend recreation spot for Jakartans.
The “eco parks” within the theme park area include numerous well-maintained tracks that are perfect for running. Ancol area also offers a 2 km seaside promenade which goes all the way from Indah Beach to Carnaval Beach. Our route starts at the entrance of the theme park, loops around the Allianz Ecopark, and then joins the promenade for 2 km. To avoid crowds it is best to do this run early in the morning before 8 am, or in the afternoon after 5 pm.