Discover Peguyangan Waterfall In Nusa Penida!
On the southwest coast of Nusa Penida, the ultimate adventure awaits at Peguyangan Waterfall and the Instafamous Blue Stairs.
Peguyangan Waterfall 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 harbor of Toya Pakeh, it’s 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 of Nusa Penida Island.
The roads on Nusa Penida are eroded and uneven in some areas so please be aware 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 parking lot at the top of the cliffs at Peguyanngan Waterfall and will have to pay a small parking fee of 5,000 IDR.
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 IDR.
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 IDR 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.
When I visited, there were some locals showering under the spouts in their underwear with not a worry in the world.
I waited my turn to have an invigorating shower 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.
Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida
Cave pools at Peguyangan Waterfall
Rockpools at the Peguyangan Waterfall
PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL – CONTINUED
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 NEAR PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL
Nusa Penida has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Peguyangan Waterfall to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
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 and close to Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida. 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 on the island which is just a short drive away from Peguyangan Waterfall 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 and only a short drive away to Peguyangan Waterfall. 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 NEAR PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
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AIRBNB NEAR PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL
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WHAT TO PACK FOR NUSA PENIDA
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF PEGUYANGAN WATERFALL
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