13 Ultimate Things To Do In Canggu

13 Ultimate Things To Do In Canggu

Canggu clearly stands alone as the coolest place to hang in Bali. Full of hipster cafes and surfers, here are our top 13 things to do in Canggu Bali.

Our Top 13 Things To Do In Canggu

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Hit The Quirky Cafes
Eat In The Local Canggu Warungs
Visit Tanah Lot Temple
Shop The Bali Markets
Learn To Surf In Canggu
Sunset At Echo Beach
Rent A Scooter And Explore
Ride The Shortcut
Search The Canggu Street Art
Social Hotspots – La Laguna + More
Rock Out At Pretty Poison
Old Mans Canggu
Enjoy A Day At Waterbom Bali
Where To Stay In Canggu

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 Best Restaurants In Canggu Bali for a few of our favourite Canggu cafes.

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Eating that good food is definitely top of the things to do in Canggu

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.

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Warung Bu Mi – our go to Canggu restaurant

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!

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Watch the waves crash at Tanah Lot Temple

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.

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Love Anchor Market entrance – shopping is one of the top things to do in Canggu

5. Learn To Surf In Canggu

Of all the places in the world to learn how to surf, Bali was up there for us.

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.

Definitely add it to your things to do in Canggu list is you haven’t already!

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Catching a wave in the Canggu surf

6. Sunset at Echo Beach Canggu

If you’re a sunset hunter like us then this is high on the things to do in Canggu

Bali is known for its killer sunsets and Echo Beach is the hub most people in Canggu gather every evening.

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 witness the pinkest skies you’ve ever seen.

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Echo beach sunsets are some of the best in Bali

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.

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Young, wild and free

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!

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The infamous Canggu shortcut

9. Search The Canggu Street Art

Not one of the most known things to do in Canggu, but over the 6 months we spent there we saw a lot of it!

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!

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This giant octopus is just one example of the awesome Canggu street art

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 awesome places to watch the sunset. We guarantee you’ll spend hours chatting away amongst the fairy lights.

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Chilling outside La Laguna

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!

If you want a party then add Pretty Poison to your things to do in Canggu list!

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Pretty Poison Canggu is a hot skateboard spot

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!

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Old Mans blue wall is pretty unmissable

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!

Click HERE for our full Waterbom Bali – The Best Waterpark In Bali guide, including prices and how to get there.

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Where To Stay In Canggu

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.

For other places to stay in Canggu you can check the latest prices here.

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2 Comments

  1. Leanne Marshall
    May 30, 2018 / 9:55 am

    That canggu shortcut is just carnage! 🙂 Fun to go on though!
    Leanne

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