Welcome to Tarakan Hotel & Information
Tarakan is a city in East Kalimantan province of Indonesia. Located on the island with the same name, Tarakan Island, east of the coast of Borneo, the city comprises 250.80 km² with a population of 169,951 as of 2006.
A 24-kilometre spread of low hills just off the coast northeast of Tanjung Selor, Pulau Tarakan floats above extensive oil reserves: offshore rigs dot the horizon, while the west-coast town of Tarakan is surrounded by smaller-scale "nodding donkey" pumps. It's a surprisingly brisk, busy place, just a stone's throw from Pulau Nunukan and the open border with Malaysia.
The Jalan Sudarso/Sudirman junction, 2 km north of the port, marks the town centre. The airport is 2 km north of town. All marine traffic docks at the southern end of Jalan Sudarso. There are numerous places to stay, mostly east down Jalan Sudirman within 150 m of the centre.