Canggu Travel Guide

The up and coming region of Canggu on Bali in Indonesia is growing in popularity as a tourist and expat hotspot that is a far less obvious choice than the built up Kuta and Denpasar areas.

The swells in the sea rival those on Kuta Beach and apart from a nice beach and surfing there is little else to do here apart from enjoy some local food in the beachside restaurants. Seminyak is only 20 minutes from Canggu, making it a nice retreat for expats on the island.

There are a handful of new private villas being built and there are rice paddies and fields that reach right to the back of the beach. Canggu gives visitors a taste of rural Bali with cheap food and drink and within easy reach of the livelier town of Kuta. Local people are friendly and there are hardly any hawkers to hassle you while relaxing on the beach.

Getting There & Away

Bali is home to an international airport and the nearest one to the island is in the capital city of Jakarta. Flights from Jakarta take 1 hour, 20 minutes and once you arrive in Denpasar, Bali, Canggu is only a 10-minute drive away. A high-speed ferry service from Legian to Canggu has been in the pipeline for a while and may be a good way to get around in the future.

Things to Do

Canggu Attractions

Pura Tanah Lot

A sacred temple on the shore whose name means earth and sea.

Side trips from Canggu


A thriving town only 10 minutes from canggu.