Pangandaran is a mainstay tourist attraction in Pangandaran district located in the southeast of West Java, precisely in Penanjung village, Pangandaran sub-district, West Java province.
Pangandaran became a tourist destination that attracts domestic and foreign tourists who present the beauty of volcanic black beaches and white sand.
This has become a popular tourist attarction in west java.
Every weekend people always visit, and usually they come from Bandung, Jakarta or outside Java Island.
They are willing to rent a bus with a group to visit Pangandaran. Some even use private vehicles.
Pangandaran calm waves and spectacular sunset views make this beach so charming especially in the afternoon.
Don’t miss things to do in pangandaran, even though it only came once in your life.
Things to do in Pangandaran Beach
1. Banana boat
This is the first thing I did in Pangandaran. before I go further.
I want to make my friend feel drunk. lol
We just hold on to the rope in the balloon and they will pull using the motor boat at high speed.
Then they will spin and make the balloon fall.
2. Dounat boat
It’s the same as Banana, because two of these activites is the best things to do in Pangandaran by local tourist. However, we only focus on holding on to one string. They really drive a boat motor at high speed, but it won’t make you fall.
However, you will be truly seasick. lol
Before I go, I was given directions to buy bread to feed fish while snorkeling.
They think fish won’t appear if you don’t feed them. If you can get the fish, you are a professional. at that time my friend got it. lol
In addition, before you go to the next place. You will see a big rock in the middle of sea and Nusakambangan Island (hell for robbers).
4. White Sand Beaches
Pangandaran white sand beach is a beach located in the southern coast of Pangandaran area which is divided into 2 parts, west white sand and east white sand.
Here, there are a shipwrecks of a Viking fishing vessel that was stranded near the White Sand Beach.
The FV Viking ship was stranded after it was bombed by Susi Pudjiastuti (the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) a few years ago.
5. Pangandaran Nature Reserve
Your adventure starts here. You think this was lost when Jack Sparrow was betrayed by Barbossa. And you are only surrounded by forests.
Pangandaran National Park and Nature Reserve is a protected forest area. When traveling through the forest you will find some animals that roam like monkeys and hornbill deer and others.
They won’t interfere, but they act silly as if to greet you.
In addation, flora is more dominated by Laban (Vitex pubescens), kisegel (Dillenia exelsa) merong (Cratox formoreum), quandong trees, barringtonia trees, and others. But you don’t have permission except for research.
6. Explore Cave
This is mystical. before leaving, you will be given a flashlight to explore the cave. There are 7 Caves in Nature Reserve.
A unique stone is a stone that is shaped like a male and female genitals.
In myth, if you are a man or woman haven’t found a lover. Thing to do is hold the opposite xxx. lol
7. Water falls
To go here, you have to walk for 1-2 hours to reach a waterfall that is about 30 meters high. The water immediately plunged into the Indian Ocean, at the southern end of nature reserve.
But this place is rarely visited by tourists, the road was blocked by leaves and trees. So you have to be with your guide if you wanna go there.
8. East Coast
The east coast is a place for jet ski and banana boat, even famaous for culinary delights. of course, special menu provided is seafood.
Local tourists ussualy buy souvenirs at the first market for their family.
In the south there is a fresh fish market that can directly buy fresh fish from frishermen.
9. Batu Karas Beach
Batu Karas Beach is a black sand beach. This beach is the best for surfing. Located in Batu Karas village, Cijulang sub-district, Pangandaran district, West Java Province, Indonesia.
Travel time taken about 1 hour from Pangandaran Beach.
In addition, you can canoeing in Nusawiru Mangrove and Skydiving in Nusawiru Airport.
To go Batukaras you can do it alone or a tour services. If you wanna do it alone, please read here.
10. Green Canyon
Not only in America, there are also here, you know.
Green Canyon Pangandaran is the flow of Cijulang river through the cave. This area is flanked by two hills, many rocks and trees. Located in Kertayasa village, Cijulang, Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia.
Here, you can swim in a cave and body rafting.
This is one way to batukaras. So you can go here first before going to your destination.
Citumang River (Green Valley) is a river of clear springs surrounded by trees.
When water flow increases, don’t worry about flash floods. here, you can body rafting to exploring river water for 3-4 hours.
Located in Bojong Village, Parigi District, Pangandaran. 19 km from Pangandaran to the west. Can be reached by renting a vehicle or using online transportation such as Gojek.
12. Karang Nini Beach
Here there are corals that resemble a grandmother is waiting for her husband. So this beach attraction is named Karang Nini Beach.
Located in Desan Emplak, Kalipucang District, Pangandaran Sub-district.
That’s all the list that of things to do in Pangandaran on weekends. Sometimes you have to do it by yourself or a tour guide.
This will make your vacation perfect.