Bali Backpacker's Guidelines

CANGGU – A Village Close to The Ocean with Surfing Spots, Cool Bar & Cafes and Green Rice Fields

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DESCRIPTION:

Canggu is a village in the sub-district of Kuta Utara (North Kuta) in the Badung regency in Bali. Canggu has some quiet beaches in the south side and rice terrace in the north side. It was quiet fisherman and farmer village at Canggu. But, after Kuta beach & Seminyak become popular and crowded, the expatriate and the tourist looking for the nice area and close to the beach. Then Canggu village become the ideal location for stay and resident area. After this ‘exodus’, the Canggu village become popular and many villa, hotel, cafe, surfing camp appear and growing up in Canggu village. Today the neighbors village around Canggu such as Pererenan and Tibubeneng also influenced of this “new popular place”. Even it’s out of Canggu village, but they offering the same atmosphere, ambience and vibe.

RICE TERRACE IN CANGGU

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GREEN RICE FIELD IN CANGGU

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*) If you want to see more rice field you can access the Jalan Sempol street. This street offering more rice field view than other street.

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?

DRY SEASON:
April  – October.

*) You can visit anytime. But, July to September are the most ideal months to visit this village since it is little rain and sometime no rain et all.

**) If you visit on west wind season (November – February), you will find the beaches so dirty, full of garbage such as plastic, branch, coconut skin, etc. It caused by the west wind blows and bring the waste/garbage from other island and landed in Bali island.

SUNSET TIME:
6.20 PM.

*) The color gradation start on 6.00 PM.

SUNSET AT CANGGU

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WHAT BEACHES IN THE CANGGU?

SOME BEACHES:

  • Pererenan beach.
  • Batu Mejan beach (Echo beach).
  • Batu Bolong beach (Canggu beach).
  • Nelayan beach.
  • Berawa (Brawa) beach / Pantai Perancak.
  • Finns beach
  • Kayu Putih beach

*) This list of the beaches start from the west to the east and near to each other.

**) As official and administration, only three beaches goes into Canggu village: Echo beach (Batu Mejan), Canggu beach (Batu Bolong) and Nelayan beach. But, after name of “Canggu” become popular, the beaches and the villages near Canggu also grow up with hotel, villa, cafe, bar and they named it same as ‘Canggu’ in order to get visitor (tourist). Seems the factual ‘Canggu’ become bigger than the officially. Even it’s out of Canggu village, but they offering the same atmosphere, ambience and vibe.

1. PERERENAN BEACH (PANTAI PERERENAN)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
IDR 2K for scooter.
IDR 5K for car.

PERERENAN BEACH

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MAP:

2. ECHO BEACH (PANTAI BATU MEJAN)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
IDR 2K for scooter.
IDR 5K for car.

ECHO BEACH

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MAP:

3. CANGGU BEACH (PANTAI BATU BOLONG)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
IDR 2K for scooter.
IDR 5K for car.

CANGGU BEACH

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*) Seems this beach is the most crowded in Canggu. A lot of people surfing & sunbathing here.

MAP:

**) For the night life i recommend you to visit Oldman’s bar near the beach. They have good vibe. You can check this link to get more detail: Old Man’s beach bar.

4. NELAYAN BEACH (PANTAI NELAYAN)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
IDR 2K for scooter.
IDR 5K for car.

NELAYAN BEACH

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*) Nelayan beach means Fisherman’s beach. You will see so many small boats (Jukung) belong to the fisherman around the beach.

MAP:

5. BERAWA/BRAWA BEACH (PANTAI BERAWA)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
Free.

BERAWA BEACH

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*) On  the weekend or Indonesian holiday Berawa beach so crowded by local people.

MAP:

6. FINNS BEACH (PANTAI FINNS)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
IDR 2K for scooter.
IDR 5K for car.

FINNS BEACH

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*) You can watch sunset at the Finns beach club. They have nice bamboo structure. It’s normally crowded and has good vibe. You can check this link to get more detail: Finns beach bar.

MAP:

7. KAYU PUTIH BEACH (PANTAI KAYU PUTIH)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
Free.

KAYU PUTIH BEACH

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*) You can reach Kayu Putih beach from Finns beach or Batu Belig beach, then take a walk along the coast. Then you will find Kayu Putih beach near the small river.

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**) You can watch sunset at the La Laguna beach bar. It’s has nice view and good vibe. You can check this link to get more detail: La Laguna beach bar.

WHERE TO HAVE A MEAL IN CANGGU?

HEALTHY FOOD RESTO:
1. Cafe Organic
2. Crate cafe
3. Ruko cafe
4. Shady Shack
5. Betelnut cafe

CAFE:
1. Hungry bird coffee roaster.
2. Deus Ex Machina.

BAR:
1. Old Man’s beach bar.
2. Finns beach bar.
3. La Laguna beach bar.

HUNGRY BIRD CAFE

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*) For backpaker you can have a meal at  local  restaurant (warung) with the local price, Warung Jawa Banyuwangi Echo. They provide three different rice. Brown, yellow and white rice. Just try to reach Canggu Raya street (Jalan Raya Canggu). The location is in front of Indomaret Pipitan. Use Google map as your navigation.

MAP:

WHERE TO STAY IN CANGGU?

1. The Farm hostel.
2. Serenity Eco Guesthouse & Yoga

WHERE TO HAVE A PARTY IN CANGGU?

1. Old Man’s beach bar.
2. Deus Ex Machina.
3. Finns beach bar.
4. Sand bar.

SAND BAR

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*) Seems Old Man’s & Deus are the popular in Canggu.

CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE GOING:



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