Find out everything you need to know about Peguyangan Waterfall (Guyangan Waterfall) on Nusa Penida, Bali.
Peguyangan Waterfall is a special place and a waterfall that is quite unique in a few different ways. Firstly, this waterfall is actually fed by a pipe system running down the cliff face, where it pours into the Indian Ocean. The journey to reach Peguyangan Waterfall is also unique, requiring a steep descent down an iconic blue stairway.
Also, Peguyangan Waterfall is recognized as a sacred water temple, serving as a pilgrimage site for Hindus.
In this quick guide, I’ll outline everything you need to know about visiting Peguyangan Waterfall on Nusa Penida. I’ll also include photos from my visit so you know what to expect.
Where Is Peguyangan Waterfall?
Peguyangan Waterfall is located on the west side of Nusa Penida, closeby to other worthwhile attractions like Kelingking Beach. You'll find the blue stairway down to the waterfall at top of a towering cliff.
I've pinned the exact location below to help you find it. Note the name of the waterfall is actually Guyangan Waterfall on Google.
- Google Maps Pin: "Guyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida"
How to Get to Peguyangan Waterfall
The best way to get to Peguyangan Waterfall and check out the rest of the highlights on Nusa Penida is to rent your own motorbike.
You can get these from your accommodation or the many rental shops at the harbor port. A daily rental costs between 50,000 to 70,000 rupiah for a decent scooter.
Alternatively, if you’d like to save the hassle of bartering, you can book one in advance on this website for 50,000 rupiah.
Once you've got your set of wheels, follow the route to the pin above. Note that the roads are a bit sketchy on Nusa Penida, but they've definitely improved in the past couple of years.
If you're planning on exploring the island, it makes sense to check out Kelingking Beach for sunrise, then drive down to some of the other highlights on the West Coast like Tembaling Beach, Teletubbies Hill, and Sekartaji Cliffs before returning to Peguyangan Waterfall on the return for sunset.
Tip: Bring a sarong if you have one. Peguyangan Waterfall is a sacred water temple. If you forget, you can "hire" one down at the waterfall for 5000-10,000 rupiah.
Book the cheap ferry from Bali online: Sanur (Bali) Ferry Transfer (fast-boat)
Alternative: Best of Nusa Penida in a Day
While Nusa Penida is definitely smaller in Bali, I wouldn't say it's possible to check out all the attractions in a single day.
Therefore, if you're only planning a day trip from Bali, you'll want bang for time.
There are many different businesses running tours from Bali to Nusa Penida which have these itineraries down-pat. But, when booking, you'll want to confirm a few things:
- Ensure its a fast boat
- Ensure all fees are paid upfront
- Pick one with snorkeling at Crystal Bay, Broken Beach and a visit to Kelingking Beach!
To save you the trouble of searching and haggling, I've linked the best-rated and most bang-for-buck trip that includes a visit to Kelingking Beach below.
The Blue Stairway to Peguyangan Waterfall
Once you arrive at the pinned location above, you'll find a cleared area to leave your bike. As with most of the things to do on Nusa Penida, you'll need to pay the 10,000 rupiah fee to park your bike.
You'll see a sign an obvious route down to Peguyangan Waterfall down that iconic blue stairway.
This stairway is quite steep but shouldn't be much of a problem for most. It took us roughly 15 minutes to reach the bottom, snapping some photos along the way.
Related: Diamond Beach
The Peguyangan Waterfall
If you were expecting a towering waterfall like those found in neighboring Bali, you might be a little disappointed. The Peguyangan Waterfall is definitely not that.
However, Peguyangan Waterfall, which locals refer to as Mata Air Peguyangan, is actually not considered a "waterfall", but a sacred spring.
You'll notice a shrine at the base, with a large pipe redirecting the flow of water down the steep cliff face. If you're lucky, you might get to meet some locals who've made the pilgrimage down to the site.
Related: Tembeling Beach
Peguyangan Infinity Pool
Besides the photo-worthy blue stairway, perhaps the most alluring aspect of Peguyangan Waterfall is the awesome infinity pool. You'll find this further on past the shrine.
This pool is man-made and rests under an overhanging rock face. It's a great place to relax and cool off. On days with big swell, you can witness huge waves break and crash over the back of the pool.
We relaxed in the pool for a good hour, monkeying around with a few local kids who seemed to enjoy playing with my camera. The hardest part of the day wasn't the climb back up, but trying to keep my DSLR dry!
Where to Stay in Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida isn't a huge island, but there are several options to pick from when choosing where to stay. Below I've included my 3 picks for budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation.
- Luxury: Adiwana Warnakali Resort - This isn't the most expensive luxury resort on Nusa Penida but it's definitely one of the best! This resort is waterfront located with large, luxury suites and an incredibly included breakfast.
- Mid-range: Jukung Cottage - This epic, beachside resort-style cottage retreat offers great bang for buck. It features a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and a shared lounge.
- Budget: Hostel Bukit Sangcure - This is the accommodation I chose in Nusa Penida. It's a cheap backpacker hostel that is close to the port and offers breakfast and bike rentals.
More Things to do in Nusa Penida & Indonesia
That wraps up this quick guide to visiting Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida, Bali. If you enjoyed this quick guide, I'm sure you'll like some of my other posts too. Below I've linked a few of my favorite highlights from Nusa Penida and Indonesia that you should definitely check out for inspiration.