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What to do in Pangandaran Beach and how to go there

Pangandaran Beach, West Java-What to do and how to go there

Pangandaran Beach

Pangandaran Beach is one of the best beaches in Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelagic country that of course is surrounded by a vast ocean

so it has many beautiful beaches

There are several beautiful beaches scattered throughout Indonesia from Raja Ampat, Papua to the islands of Java and Bali

Pangandaran Beach is one of the best beach tourism in Indonesia

Where is Pangandaran Beach located?

Pangandaran Beach is located in the province of West Java

precisely in Pangandaran Regency

which is located in the southernmost part of West Java and is directly adjacent to the Indian Ocean

This beach is most famous in West Java, so it is always crowded with both local and foreign tourists

Why is it called Pangandaran

Pangandaran comes from two words, namely “Pangan” which means food, and “Daran” which means a newcomer

so it has a meaning as a source of food for people who come and stay there

History of Pangandaran

The history of Pangandaran begins in Pananjung Pangandaran Village, which was opened and occupied by fishermen from the Sundanese people.

why do those people prefer the Pangandaran area to be a place to live? because the waves are relatively small so which makes it easy to find fish.

What to do and what do you get?

Pangandaran Beach


Pangandaran Beach has many interesting tourist spots

divided into two regions, namely the west coast and the east coast

West Beach is a beach that is wide enough to make it comfortable to enjoy evening walks.

So you can play a lot in the water in this area,

such as playing in the water on the beach, playing boogie boards, enjoying the beauty of the sunset, renting ATP bicycles/motorbikes, or surfing.

While on the East Coast, the sand is relatively small but the atmosphere is calmer than on the West Coast

In this eastern area, you can enjoy the sunrise while enjoying water sports, such as a banana boat.

or, you can taste a variety of culinary seafood

Another attraction near Pangandaran Beach

Is there another reason, why you guys need to visit the Pangandaran area?

Yes, because there are many other tourist attractions besides the beach in this area

some of which are

1. Green Santirah

Pangandaran Beach

You will be invited to go along the Santirah River with river tubing or body rafting for 1.5 km which takes about 2 hours.

The main attraction of Green Santirah is that you will walk down a naturally formed cave passage, and not only that, waterfalls also adorn the natural beauty of Green Santirah.

Location: Selasari Village, Parigi District, Pangandaran Regency, West Java.

Opening hours: 08.00 – 16.00

Tour package: from $20 -$30  ( estimation )

2. Green Canyon Pangandaran

Green Canyon is a tourist spot in Pangandaran which is very popular, both as a national tourist destination and as a foreign tourist destination.

The attraction of the Green Canyon Pangandaran is its beautiful natural scenery, decorated with towering rock cliffs coupled with thick trees around the cliffs that give a shady feel.

Location: Kertayasa Village, Cijulang District, Pangandaran Regency, West Java.

Opening hours: 07.00 – 16.00

Tour package: starting from $30 ( estimation )

3. Sinjang Lawang Cave

is an alternative choice of tourist attractions in Pangandaran which offers river tubing spots, combined with natural caves

Location: Parinengan, Jatimulya Village, Langkaplancar District, Pangandaran Regency, West Java.

Opening hours: 08.00 – 16.00

Tour package: $15  ( estimation )

How to get to Pangandaran?

There is much public transportation that can take you to Pangandaran

and several routes depending on where you will start your journey

1. Jakarta

from Jakarta, you can use the bus by paying a ticket of IDR 90,000

the name of the bus is Gapuraning Rahayu or you can search the Internet for buses that go to Pangandaran

or if you want it to be faster, you can fly with Susi Air

The journey takes about 45 minutes and costs IDR 824 thousand.

Another alternative is you can take the train from Gambir Station to Banjar Station.

The distance is about eight hours, the price is around IDR 120 thousand.

From Banjar Station, you can continue using the bus to continue to Pangandaran.

2. Bandung

The distance from Bandung to Pangandaran is around 236 km. You can take the Bandung-Tasikmalaya-Banjar-Pengandaran bus, which starts from the Caheum Terminal.

The bus that serves Pangandaran transportation in Bandung is the BUDIMAN bus, there are many choices of AC and Non-AC


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