Sidoarjo’s small town feel cements its appeal among those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. However, its close proximity to Surabaya means that the creature comforts that come with a large metropolis are never too far from home.
This small city is a relative stone’s throw away from numerous tourist attractions and regional landmarks throughout East Java. Adventure seekers will feel right at home in nearby Mount Bromo and the blue fires of Ijen. History buffs will enjoy visiting ancient temples like Candi Pari. Teaching English in Sidoarjo will let you venture slightly off the well beaten tourist track, while remaining close enough to allow frequent visits to iconic locales.