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Lovina beach, on the N coast of Bali, is a narrow 8km strip of black volcanic sand and a muddy, cloudy sea. Though the coastline is not attractive, Lovina is a popular destination with budget travelers, because it is cheaper, less developed, retains a local character and is less stressful than Kuta. The highlight for many visitors are the dolphin tours.
Lovina extends along 3 beaches - Anturan, Kalibukbuk & Temukus. Kalibukbuk is the central area were most people stay.
Mosquitos are a problem, take precautions: mosquito nets, coils/repellents, cover arms & legs in the evenings.
Singaraja, 11km from Lovina, is the main city and transport center in the NE region.
There are a few shuttle bus companies operating direct buses to Lovina from Yogyakarta & Solo in Java.

i Tourist information Center: Kaliasem, Lovina
i Buleleng Information office: Jl Veteran 23, Singaraja T0361-225141
$ EXCHANGE Moneychangers offer higher rates than banks but lower rates than other cities.
$1 Banks: BPD Main Rd, N side, next to Wartel. M-F9:00-14:00
A few banks in Singaraja
P1 Tourist Police
M0 Postal Agent: Tip Top Shop,
Main road N side, opposite Wisat Jaya Hotel. Also bookstore.
M1 Telephone Office: Wartel Main Rd, near Tourist office. 9:00-17:00 Changes money.
IDD rates USA/Japan/Australia Rp9500/min. UK Rp8750/min +10% tax.
M2 Hotel Rambutan N side, turn off main Rd opp. from Khi Khi Hotel.
M3 IDD Card Phone Kristop Store Main Rd, N side, next to BPD Bank.

Bus terminals in Singaraja: There are three bus/bemo stations
Bemo To Singaraja (11km), the main transport center for the north coast
B1 Banyusari Terminal: W of the town. Bus/bemo to Lovina, Gilimanuk & Denpasar.
B2 Penarukan Terminal A few km E from Singaraja. Transport to Kintamani, Klunkung, Amlapura.
B3 Tinggi Terminal N E of the town. Mainly bemos. Not important
Bemo between terminals Rp500(97info)
Tourist bus Perama from Lovina Regular services all over Bali.
Can book at Perama and Nomad offices, Hotels & Travel Agencies.
Perama Main Rd, N side, Kalibukbuk. Near Puri Bali Hotel T41161
Nomad (Kiki Bisama) Main Rd S side, near Khi Khi H. T41548
Bus to Java: Bus to destinations in Java can be booked at Travel Agencies, hotels.
Rentals: Car, motorbike, bicycles can be hired from tour agencies and a number of hotels.
Car/jeep from Rp70,000, motorbike Rp30,000, bicycle Rp15,000.
Rental Agent: Ganda Sari Transports T41548
t1 Garuda Airline: at Hotel Duta Karya in Singaraja, Garuda agent Flight confirmation only. Fee Rp12,000 Better to confirm by yourself. a card phone call to Sanur or Kuta costs only R15,000

m Markets Local fruit & vegetable market, Main Rd, N side, towards Anturan
s Kris Top Shop Convenience store. Main Rd. N side, next to BPD Bank. card phone, mineral water Rp900
s Photo Developing Warna Fuji Main Rd, near Wisata Jaya Hotel
1hr developing. 25,000 for 24 shots
ma Massage From women on the beach

Dolphin tours, snorkeling and diving are popular activities. SEE Sights for more detail

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All very slow lines.
@1 Jual Beli Valutar: the main road Rp500/min
@2 Spice Cyber: oppsit from Arja's rest Rp500/min

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