Canggu clearly stands alone as the coolest place to hang in Bali. Full of hipster cafes and surfers riding round on mopeds, don’t be surprised if you find yourself extending you stay. Here’s our top things to do in Canggu guide.
Things To Do In Canggu Bali
1. Hit The Quirky Canggu Cafes
By far one of the best things to do in Canggu is compile a list of all of the popular food spots. From smoothie bowls to avocados Canggu is healthy heaven and there are limitless hipster cafes and wall murals to get around.
You can check out A Foodie’s Guide To Bali – Where To Eat? for a few of our favourite Canggu cafes.
2. Eat In The Local Canggu Warungs
So as a switch up from the smoothie bowls and avocado, you have to do it like the Indonesians do at some point. Indonesian food is some of the best vegetarian food you will eat. Plus it would be rude not to try their amazing home cooked goodness in their local warungs.
You can check out our local foodie guide Where To Eat In Canggu – The Best Local Warungs here.
3. Visit Tanah Lot Temple
Perfect for a day out. The famous Tanah Lot Temple is definitely an iconic spot in Bali not to be missed. You can get personally blessed by a monk and learn a little about the Hindu culture. Although be sure to watch out for the monkeys along the way!
4. Shop The Bali Markets
Batu Balong, the main road leading through Canggu, is a shopaholics heaven. From bikinis, to board shorts there is everything you can think of for both genders in this surfers paradise of shops. After all how shopping not be one of the best things to do in Canggu.
Also, there are three main markets held in Canggu. Love Anchor, Samadi Bali and Old Man’s. They’re all different in their own kind of way. So they are a must visit if your stay in Canggu lands on the days they’re run.
For the weekly markets check out All You Need To Know About The Canggu Markets here.
5. Learn To Surf In Canggu
Of all the places in the world to learn how to surf, Bali was up there for us. So we couldn’t not take a surfing lesson. It was such a fun experience and made us really want to rent our own board and get out and practice more and more.
6. Sunset at Echo Beach Canggu
While you’re in Canggu, you have to head down to Echo Beach and catch at least one sunset. There’s always grilled corn on the go, a beach full of happy faces and laid back vibes everywhere. Plus if you catch a good night you could see the pinkest skies you’ve ever witnessed.
7. Rent A Scooter And Explore Canggu
One of our favourite things to do in Canggu!
When you arrive in Canggu, it’s a no brainer to rent a scooter. As long as your safe and confident, you can explore all Canggu has to offer and the surrounding areas. Pererenan, Berawa and even Seminyak and Kuta are worth a trip. Time and time again we ended up in perfectly presented rice fields or some cool as palm tree roads.
8. Ride The Canggu Shortcut
This infamous, narrow cobbled ‘road’ is a 4 wheeled vehicle’s nightmare. Rightly named, it literally is a shortcut between two popular roads that run parallel to each other in Canggu. If you’re confident on two wheels its an experience in itself although please be careful…we’ve seen many a tourist end up in the rice paddies!
9. Search The Canggu Street Art
What would a town full of creatives be without walls covered in amazing art! Get your cameras ready if you go exploring because you’ll see everything from giant avocados, to monkey murals and maybe even this bright blue octopus!
10. Social Hotspots – La Laguna Canggu + More
Canggu is the best place in Bali for hanging out with friends or catching a drink come the evening. With some of the most popular spots such as La Laguna, Finns Beach Club or The Lawn serving as an awesome places to watch the sunset. We guarantee you’ll spend hours chatting away amongst the fairy lights.
11. Rock Out At Pretty Poison Canggu
This famous skate bowl is a huge hit on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. With open mic nights, some crazy parties and obviously the pros flying around on skateboards, this is a place well worth a night out!
12. Old Mans Canggu
Possibly the busiest bar in town. Visit Old Mans on a Wednesday for the famous beer pong tournaments or any other night for a late one. This restaurant come bar also hosts a once a month Saturday market, where local start ups display their awesome clothing, jewellery or foods which if you’re around on the last Saturday of the month is well worth a visit!
13. Enjoy A Day At Waterbom Bali
Ok so it’s not really in Canggu but we had to let you know about Waterbom Bali.
It’s located in Kuta and about a 45 minute drive from Canggu. If you fancy something a little different and are big kids like us then you’ll love Waterbom!
Luxury – Theanna Eco Villa and Spa – One of the most highly rated hotels in Canggu! If you want to visit in style Theanna is a great place to stay.
Mid-Budget – Frii Hotel – Perfect location and just off the main road, this hotel is definitely a spot of luxury at a reasonable price.
Backpacker – The Hideout Hostel – A modern hideout for the sociables looking to make new friends in a Canggu hostel.
You can also check out the prices of other hotels in Canggu here.
For more things to do in Bali or for which route to take, make sure to check out our break down – The Best Of Bali – A Route & Trip Guide
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