If you’re in Canggu for three days there’s a world of fun to be had. From the outdoors to the indoors you’ll be sure to create memories for life in Bali’s premier hipster surf town. In Canggu you’ll get a taste of the “real Bali” while also enjoying the best of adventure and cuisine.
Here’s a guide about what you can’t miss in Canggu.
The first activity you’ll want to consider doing in Canggu is surfing. Batu Bolong beach and nearby Canggu beach are popular surfing spots, and Old Man’s beach and Echo beach are also superb. Canggu beach is the best choice for taking surfing lessons because of its rock-free, sandy bottom.
Surfing lessons and surfboard rentals can be booked in the Canggu beach parking lot at a cost of around 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah ($4.95 AUD) for a two-hour rental. Two-hour lessons with a helpful instructor will run you about RP 350,000 ($34.60 AUD).
There are also a lot of accommodation options well-suited to surfers such as Premier Surf Camp, Koa D’Surfer and Big Brother Surf Inn.
Head to Tanah Lot temple at night to enjoy an amazing sunset and a traditional kecak dance. Tanah Lot is about a 15-minute drive from Canggu and is a favourite sightseeing spot. Although the sunsets are the highlight of Tanah Lot, going there earlier in the day can help skip the large crowds that tend to accumulate at dusk.
On day two, try out a tour of Canggu village or Canggu beach on horseback. The beach tour winds along Berawa Beach at sunset or early in the morning, and the village tour goes through various small villages near Canggu and adjoining rice paddies.
For dinner, visit one of Canggu’s many different cafes and restaurants. There are prices and dishes to suit all tastes. Especially popular eating spots in Canggu include Warung Dandelion with its avante-garde, Alice in Wonderland atmosphere, Monsieur Spoon, a tasty French bakery and Warung Bu Mi, a budget option that’s still delicious. All of these establishments are located on Pantai Batu Bolong Street in Canggu and there are many more in the area – especially around Echo beach and Berawa beach. Book a dinner on Thursday at 7:30 at the Hotel Tugu for a unique dining experience that will include a traditional Balinese dance performance and music.
Do some yoga at one of the many new or old studios around Canggu or sign up for a package deal at a yoga retreat. Various studios and restaurants even offer a free once-weekly class, so opportunities abound.
Spend Sunday checking out the local farmers’ market from 9 am to 2 pm with organic fruits and vegetables, fish, crafts and homemade products. The market also has lots of delicious slow-cooked food to keep you full as you browse. The market is hosted by local yoga studio Samadi Bali, which also offers tasteful villas near Echo beach. There is also the Love Anchor Sunday market next to Monsieur Spoon on Sundays that offers live music, crafts, clothes, food and drink.
Throughout Canggu you’ll notice fascinating murals on the walls of various businesses and restaurants. Those at Old Man’s Bar in Canggu are some of the best.
It’s sure to be a great visit. You can’t go wrong with Canggu.
About The Author: Made Sugita is the proud owner of Taman Baru Bali, which consists of Villa Umah Wa Ke and Villa Nangka. Two luxury villas located in the Greater Canggu region of Bali Indonesia.
For any specific questions about Bali or the Taman Baru Bali, contact Made using the link above.
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