In the southwest corner of Bali, you will find Canggu, which is a location that you could describe as ‘recently discovered’ by tourists. One of the reasons it has become so popular is that it manages to combine several different facets of a holiday and provide them all in one area.
Whether you like to chill in bars, discover the delights of local crafts and traditions, or love nothing more than heading to the beach to surf the waves, then Canggu is a location which can tick the box for each of these. It also has many excellent restaurants, modern holiday villas and more than its fair share of small shops where you can spend hours browsing for souvenirs and other local wares.
To give you further insights into the many activities that Canggu can offer tourists here are 7 which we hope are diverse enough to include at least one activity for everyone to enjoy.
Go Surfing: One of the reasons Bali is so popular with those who love water sports is that there are plenty of opportunities to go surfing. Canggu is certainly one of those places and in fact, it actually has three top surfing spots. These are Berawa Beach, Batu Balong Beach, and Echo Beach which is the beach most suitable for intermediate surfers.
Visit Pura Tanah Lot Temple: Situated on the top of a rock formation, the Tannah Lot Temple is a popular tourist attraction as well as remaining a religious place for locals who pray to the sea gods. Should you visit in the evening you should have the opportunity to experience the sunset and in particular, viewing the sea turn gold in colour
Browse The La Laguna Gypsy Market: This is a shopping opportunity and an entertainment event all experienced on the same day. The market has over 150 stalls that sell a vast array of different ecological and organic products including spices, coffees, and foods. There is also live music, magic shows, face painting and if you feel peckish, a barbecue.
Relax At The Beach And Pool Bars: One thing which you will never struggle to find in Canggu is a bar. There are lots of them and whether you prefer a bar on the beach or by a pool, there will be one to suit your preference. This also applies to the liveliness of them so you can choose chilled and relaxing, or fun and lively.
Watch Berawa Beach’s Sunset: Maybe not the most energetic activity that you might pursue during your time on Bali, but it will certainly be one that you will not forget. Sitting on a bean bag with your favourite drink in hand, you can watch the activities on the beach as the sun slowly dips behind the horizon in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Eat At One Of Canggu’s 300+ Restaurants: Eating out is the favourite part of any holiday for many tourists, and in Canggu, the choice of restaurants is staggering. They number more than 300 , and they serve breakfast , lunch, and dinner dishes from all over the world, and of course that includes many traditional local foods.
Take Part In A Beach Clean-up: Maybe not the first activity you had in mind when you were planning your holiday to Bali, but it is one which provides a real feel-good factor. With the rising awareness of the need to keep the seas free from plastics etc., organisations like ‘Trash Hero’ organise local weekly beach clean ups which are a great way to meet other tourists, as well as doing your bit to help the local environment.