On the southwest coast of Nusa Penida, the ultimate adventure awaits at Peguyangan Waterfall and the Instafamous Blue Stairs. This location is off the beaten path and it takes a little longer to get to, though it is an experience not to be missed when exploring Nusa Penida Island.
I have put together this complete guide of Peguyangan Waterfall including how to get there and what to expect!
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WHERE IS PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL & HOW TO GET THERE
Peguyangan Waterfall sits at the base of towering cliffs along the southwest coastline in Nusa Penida.
From the main harbour of Toya Pakeh, it is approximately a 1-hour drive to reach Peguyangan Waterfall.
The best way to get to Peguyangan Waterfall is to rent a scooter for approximately 70,000 IDR per day and make your way over to the west coast.
The roads on Nusa Penida are very rocky and eroded in areas so beware of this and take it slow on the loose gravel roads.
PIN LOCATION OF PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL
View of the coastline at Peguyangan Waterfall
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL
You’ll arrive at a carpark at the top of the cliffs at Peguyanngan Waterfall and will have to pay a small parking fee of 5,000 rupiah.
A sarong is also required to be worn as there is a sacred temple at the bottom of the cliffs right next to Peguyangan Waterfall. If you don’t have a towel or sarong to wear, they can be rented from the parking attendant for an additional 10,000 rupiah.
There is a small warung at the top if you want to grab something to eat and drink before you head down the stairs. For 10,000 rupiah I had a sizeable plate of nasi goreng to fuel me for the Peguyangan Waterfall adventure.
There are 750 blue stairs that are impressively constructed into the side of the cliff giving access to Peguyangan Waterfall.
It’s a good workout hiking down and then back up again that’s for sure! There are several viewpoints that make for great photo opportunities as you make your way down to Peguyangan Waterfall.
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The blue stairs at Peguyangan Waterfall
ARRIVING AT PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL
After a 20 minute hike down the blue stairs, you’ll arrive at the sacred water temple that has 4 waterspouts. There were some locals showering under the spouts in their underwear with not a worry in the world.
I had my turn under each of the waterspouts and then continued along the cliff to the Peguyangan Waterfall.
The waterfall itself is not your common 50-meter meter waterfall, like those you will find in Bali, but rather a waterspout between a crack in a rock where crystal clear water flows out into tiered rock pools and over the cliff edge into the ocean. The rock pools are shaded under a natural half-cave which is very unique and like nothing I have seen before.
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Exploring the cliffs at Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida
Cave pools at Peguyangan Waterfall
Rockpools at the Peguyangan Waterfall
WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT AT PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL
After swimming in the rock pools and showering under Peguyangan Waterfall a small mass of locals started to gather around the sacred water temple.
Offerings were laid out in front of the temple followed by lit incense sticks giving off a smoky haze in the air. We watched in silence as they began to pray around the altar.
It’s small details like these that make the experiences even more memorable. Indonesia is good for that!
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WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Nusa Penida to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Pandawa Beach Resort & Spa
This amazing beachfront 5-star resort is centrally located on Nusa Penida island. Pandawa Beach Resort offers beachfront rooms, outdoor swimming pool, free wifi and ocean views. The rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen tv’s, private bathrooms and modern interior. A continental or buffet breakfast is included for all guests.
Mid Range: La Roja Bungalows
La Roja Bungalows is the most Instagrammable accommodation in Nusa Penida! These cute wooden bungalows sleep up to 2 people featuring spacious rooms, private bathroom, air-conditioning and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge and restaurant. An à la carte breakfast is also included. Perfect place to stay for couples and friends.
Budget: Nusa Garden Bungalow
The best budget accommodation in Nusa Penida! There are dorm rooms, double rooms and family rooms available at Nusa Garden Bungalow at a very affordable price. These Balinese-style bungalows are fitted with a fan, mosquito net and ensuite bathroom. Perfect for solo travelers and friends.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA, SEARCH ON AGODA OR SEARCH ON BOOKING.COM
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AIRBNB NUSA PENIDA
Another option for accommodation in Nusa Penida is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Nusa Penida Island.
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• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt
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