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Canggu Beach at Bali, Indonesia

A Beach at Canggu in Bali, Indonesia

Canggu is located in the island of Bali, Indonesia. The Canggu village showcases the best of coastal Bali. It is a delightful place for both the adventurous visitors as well as those who love to spend a peaceful time. Besides spending your time sunbathing, you can also indulge in adventure sports such as surfing. The rice fields behind the Canggu village offer a double bonanza for the tourists as they are inhabited by thousands of birds and butterflies. The village is popular for its proximity to some of the finest beaches in Bali viz. Echo Beach, Seseh and Pererenan.

Apart from lazing on the beach one can enjoy a number of activities at Canggu. Surfing is probably the most popular. The beach is quite challenging and has something to offer to both beginners and the experienced surfers. There are a variety of beach and reef breaks in the Canggu region. For the beginners, the few soft rolling waves are ideal while the fast peaks provide quite a challenge for the experienced ones. Even if you are an expert in tackling the waves, during the high tide it is surely a challenge.

For the not-so-adventurous types, there is nothing to feel disappointed. Another attraction that you may enjoy is riding a horse on the beach. The Umalas Stables that are located near the Canggu village offers many packages.

If you want to enjoy a quick round of golf, you can visit the Nirwana Bali Golf Course Tanah Lot, which is quite close by. The golf course was designed by the legendary Greg Norman and is constantly voted as one of the best in Asia.

You can also go out on late afternoon walks and enjoy the stunning beauty of the countryside. The paddy fields and coconut groves can be quite picturesque.

There are two main temples along the beach, Pura Batu Bolong and Pura Batu Mejan. Both these temples are more than a hundred years old and worth a visit.

Luxurious private villas provide a majority of accommodation at Canggu village. These villas provide the ultimate comfort during your vacation. The bedrooms are large and spacious and have all the amenities. The budget hotels are clean and warm as well.

There are hardly any taxis in the area. Be sure to hire a car or motorcycle while traveling to Canggu.

Canggu Map

Facts about Canggu

  • In ancient times Canggu village was popular for fishing.
  • Transport is a bit scarce in Canggu village.
  • The beaches in Canggu are not fit for swimming. But they are popular for providing surfing opportunities.

Where is Canggu?

Canggu is a beautiful stretch of about six miles and is located in southern Bali, Indonesia. The city of Kuta is located about six miles from Canggu. As it is located away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Canggu offers a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere and is ideal for intimate dining, and cultural and beach activities. The nearest airport to Canggu is the Bali Airport. From the airport you can hire a taxi, a private car, or even a motorcycle to Canggu. There are some hotels which also offer airport pickup. You can also reach Canggu by cruise ships.

Best time to visit Canggu

Canggu in Bali experiences tropical climate throughout the year due to its proximity to the Equator. Tourists can hence enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday throughout the year. Considering its humidity, however, the best time to visit Canggu village is between the months of March and September. You might experience mild showers during the day, but these only serve to cool down the region.

More on Canggu

Nearby Attractions: Berawa, Batu Bolong, Echo Beach, Pura Tanah Lot, Bali Equestrian Centre, and Pererenan.

Published On: Saturday, October 12th, 2013