Guyangan Waterfall, Nusa Penida, Bali

Guyangan Waterfall

Type: Nature
Cost: 15.000 IDR (1 €)
Time: 1h
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Guyangan Waterfall is not so much a waterfall as it is a hike and a pool. The experience is great though. The area is considered a sacred place, why you need to wear a sarong when you go down. It is a kind of traditional skirt, that you can rent at the entrance. It is a little unclear weather you pay an entrance fee, or if you pay the sarong rental and have free entry. Nonetheless, we paid 15.000 rupiah (less than 1 €) and then we were good to go.

The way down was pretty cool, but also difficult and a bit dangerous. You will be coming down the side of a rock wall, and most of the path is made of steep blue steel stairs with holes between every step. You are very high up, so the view is quite amazing all the way down. On your way you will come across a water pumping station and then the little temple. At this point the “waterfall” is flowing everywhere on the ground, and the final rock steps may be very slippery.

Once you make it past the last few steps, there is a cave-like notch in the cliff, with the little terrace pools. The water is very clear, as it keeps running down the smooth rocks and replaces the water in the pools. If you want, you can take a dip in the water and cool off before heading back up the stairs.

The hike is about 600 metres each way and takes around 20 minutes. It is not much faster going down, as you will have to step carefully. The way back up however, is a strenuous and potentially hot workout, especially if you have been walking at other sights in Nusa Penida all day already. Be very careful not to trip in your Sarong, and wear proper shoes!

How to get here?

It’s quite easy to get to Guyangan Waterfall, but unless you have accomodation close by, you do need some transportation to get there. Most people either go with a guide or a personal driver, which is very affordable in Bali, or by scooter. Be careful if you chose the latter. Nusa Penida roads are quieter than many mainland roads, but it can be dangerous if you are not used to getting around like this. A personal driver can be helpful, if you need a place to store you flip-flops while you hike down to Guyangan Waterfall.

You can book a personal driver on GetYourGuide (sponsored link) in advance. This is a great way to explore Nusa Penida and Bali in general. You can decide where and when you want to go, and they are very helpful with tips and photos.

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Where to stay?

We chose to stay in the middle of the Island, at a hotel called The Dara Hill. It was cheap, and made it convenient to rent a scooter on our second day to continue. There wasn’t anything else in the area, so if you don’t like it remote, you may want to stay near some of the harbor cities.

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