Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida is an iconic spot for tourists and locals, most widely known for the Nusa Penida blue stairs. We’d heard the waterfall was a little underwhelming, if not non existent, but the cliff edge views made up for it. So we headed to the Southern point of the island to find out for ourselves.
How To Get To Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida
We broke down day 2 of our Nusa Penida tour by visiting Banah Cliff Point, Tembeling Natural Pools and Peguyangan Waterfall on scooters. The roads are pretty rough to all 3 of the above so please take care when driving!
On the first day of our Nusa Penida tour we took a day trip with @balinusapenidatour who covered all the iconic spots with ease, so if you’d rather visit with a car and a driver we can recommend them.
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Entrance – FREE!!
Parking – 5,000 IDR
Sarong – 5,000 IDR (or bring your own)
Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida (aka Mata Air Peguyangan)
Peguyangan Waterfall, locally referred to as Mata Air Peguyangan, is better described as Peguyangan Water Of Springs.
With it being more of a religious shrine than a waterfall, many people are disappointed by the end result. But the views on the walk down via the famous Nusa Penida blue stairs more than make up for it.
It’s a fair walk down the narrow blue steps and you may find it dangerous/difficult in your sarong – so we took ours off until we reached the bottom.
The views on the way down to Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida
Quick shot on the famous Nusa Penida blue stairs
The waves crashing beneath the natural springs
We began our walk down at around 5pm, just as the sun was starting to move towards setting, and the glimmers of light made for some beautiful photos. The walk down took around 20 minutes and the views from the top of the cliffs went for miles. You can even see groups of wild Manta swimming around at the bottom!
When we finally reached the end of the hike down the rumours were true. It wasn’t a waterfall but a sacred temple with a natural spring running around it. There were three spouts at the entrance where locals typically shower to cleanse themselves before entering the grounds.
We had a scout around and took in the scenery, although time was ticking and we had to get back to the bikes before sunset. So off we set back up those amazing but deadly Nusa Penida blue stairs. Oh and don’t ask why they’re painted BLUE?
Three spouts marking the entrance to the temple
Lauren taking in the views from the temple
Charlie looking overly happy to hike back up the Nusa Penida blue stairs
Luxury – Crystal Bay Villa & Residence – You can stay in one of the most luxurious Nusa Penida hotels for a not so hefty price and venture right out into the jungle of palm trees that is Crystal Bay.
Mid-budget – Singable Bungalows – A great accommodation with all the luxuries you need for a comfortable stay, not forgetting the plush poolside.
Budget – Deva Devi Beach Inn – A cheap and cheerful accommodation with great reviews and perfect if you’re travelling in style but on a budget.
For other places to stay in Nusa Penida you can check the latest prices here.
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