Tourist attractions in Pangandaran are always interesting to visit. Pangandaran as the southern and western region of Java Island is indeed famous for its beautiful tourist attractions. Starting from the beauty of the beach, Wildlife National Park, to the charm of water tourism. In Pangandaran there are various natural attractions that present a beauty that is so charming. Pandangaran is already known for its natural tourism, not only by the people of Indonesia, but also abroad. One of the most intriguing tourist destinations is Green Canyon. Tourist attractions in Pangandaran do have a beautiful and attractive panorama. Well, besides Green Canyon, tourist attractions in Pangandaran that offer exotic scenery for holidays while refreshing the mind.
1. Batukaras Beach
This one tourist attraction is a blend of natural nuances between Pangandaran and Batu Hiu attractions with a calm natural atmosphere, friendly ocean waves with sloping beaches make visitors feel at home living in this area. Located in Batukaras Village, Cijulang District with a distance of ± 34 km from Pangandaran.
The sloping beach with calm and blue sea water awaits you to immediately swim and enjoy the fresh water. You can enjoy a calm atmosphere with a gentle breeze enjoying a meal at the restaurant available. A view to the edge of the horizon gives you peace and pleasant vacation memories.
Tourism activities that can be done in addition to swimming include : boating in aristocracy, camping and surfing. If your vacation is with family, accommodation is available for you, there is a tourist lodge that is equipped with a playground and house of worship. Other facilities available include: Hotels, Camping Ground, Souvenir Kiosk, rented surfboards and swimming tires.
2. Pananjung Nature Reserve
This Pananjung nature reserve has an area of around 530 hectares. This tourist attraction in Pangandaran has a diverse collection of flora and fauna, including rare species such as Raflesia flowers, bulls, deer, and various types of apes. In this tourist spot, there are also natural caves that can be explored, such as Panggung Cave, Sumur Mudal Cave, Parat Cave, Lanang Cave, and Cave of Japan. This tourist spot in Pangandaran is in Pananjung, Pangandaran.
Pananjung nature reserve is able to provide several functions to the general public, both for public interest, science, research and education. This area is a natural laboratory, where the process of natural life is not so disturbed. Wildlife, marine biota and vegetation are very attractive and allow for interesting natural tourism activities. For recreational functions, visitors will be directly shaped by the natural atmosphere within the region. Wildlife, natural caves, white sand beaches and marine parks and beautiful scenery are attractions that can be enjoyed and infused as a harmonious natural environment and as God’s gift to humans that must be preserved.
3. Karapyak Beach
Karapyak Beach is in Bagolo Village, Pangandaran, West Java. The condition of this beach is very cool, filled with many shady trees. The stretch of white sand extends approximately 5 km from the beach. The rock rises upward as a house of several fish and mangoes. Very clear greenish sea water conditions are very possible to see the underwater charm very clearly.
NEAR TO THE GOODS
Interestingly, this beach is very close to Nusakambangan Island. Simply by renting a boat, we can set foot there. We can also walk along the mouth of the Citanduy River or better known as Sagara Anakan. Far in the middle of the sea, two tall rocks stood forming the entrance to Sagara Anakan.
COOL AND CLEAN BEACH
Unlike the bustling and hot Pangandaran Beach, Karapyak is much cooler. Also of course much cleaner. Karapyak Beach has an attraction in the form of white sand stretching along approximately 5 km, combined with rocks.
4. Citumang (Green Valley)
Citumang River is the second interesting tourist attraction from Pangandaran after Green Canyon. Citumang is located not so far from Pangandaran Beach, if you use a private car, the distance takes approximately 20 minutes. However, it should be noted that along the small road to Citumang it is heavily damaged and it is recommended for you to use a high car or otherwise you can park the car round the corner to Citumang and continue the trip by renting a motorcycle taxi. Arriving at the motorbike or car park, we have to walk 1km or approximately 15 minutes to reach it and when you have arrived at the Citumang River then you will find a river with clear water. According to our guide, the special thing about this river is that even during the dry season the water discharge remains high because it is directly from the mountain spring.
At the end of the citumang river is a large cave. You can swim all the way to the cave, and according to the story of our guide, once there were Caucasians swimming along the cave with complete diving equipment (including oxygen cylinders) because the more you swim into the cave the more difficult it is to breathe.
5. Taringgul Waterfall
Taringgul Curug is a river surrounded by valleys and charming stone reliefs offering Body Rafting tours, a tour of the river using a life jacket and using other equipment such as helmets, sandals and deckers.
Taringgul waterfall itself is located in Cibanten Street, Cibuluh Hamlet, Kertayasa Cijulang Village, about 30 minutes from Green Canyon, can also be entered from the Cijulang sub-district roundabout with approximately 45 minutes, rafting tours have been opened for tourists 2 years ago.
The duration of crossing the river ranges from 1 to 2 hours depending on the flow and the number of tourists going down, even for tourists who like to capture interesting moments along the track rafting can take even longer. Because there the panorama is very amazing besides the rock reliefs that form naturally and towering on either side of the river, there are also several jump spots and waterfalls with their own beauty.
6. Pepedan Hills
Tourism in Pangandaran Regency seems insufficient if only one day, because the Regency which is the southeastern part of West Java Province has many types of cool natural tourist destinations such as beaches, caves, rivers, canyons and hilly areas all here. Not to mention the regional government is being aggressively revamping various infrastructures in the tourism sector. Starting to combine the attractions of natural attractions and Instagramable tours such as Pepedan Hills Pangandaran, it is now one of the main attractions of Pangandaran tourism.
Carrying the concept of contemporary tourism, it is not only suitable for teenagers, but is very suitable for family and community recreation. At least the presence of Pepedan Hills has added to the list of good attractions, so that Pangandaran Regency is better known by domestic and foreign tourists. It can be seen that there are many tourist photos spread on various social media, that is now many people already know the beauty of nature and are interested in vacationing to the new tourist attraction Pangandaran.
In Pepedan Hills, visitors can enjoy the natural panorama from the hills of Goa Nyiuran. Green nature with lush trees is one of the sights that will spoil visitors. In tourist attractions in Pangandaran there are areas for camping, outbound, hiking and river flow. Visitors can also take pictures on the hill in the mountains. Even more fun at Pepedan Hills, you can enjoy culinary specialties from kampung liwet.
7. Madasari Beach
Madasari Beach is located quite far from Pangandaran. To get here, from Pangandaran heading towards Cimerak, passing the Batu Hiu Beach and Green Canyon attractions. From Cimerak then go straight to Legokjawa, turn left to Bulakbenda and arrive at Madasari. The address of Madasari beach is located on Jl. Wisata Beach, Masawah, Cimerak, Pangandaran, West Java. One of the characteristics of tourist attractions in Pangandaran is the presence of small islands on the beach. It consists of six islands, namely Batu Gedogan, Batu Sebrotan, Batu Leuit (Karang Seugeuh), Legok Gandu, Cariuk, and Pandan Nyampai.
This hidden destination has a stretch of white sand and amazing natural scenery. Clear blue water, big waves, and stretches of sand stretching on the shoreline. Uniquely, there are several small islands that surround Madasari beach. These islands present extraordinary views and are suitable for solitude.
These six islands can be instagramable photo backgrounds. In addition to photo hunting, tourists’ favorite activities here are camping and fishing.
8. White Sand Beach
One of the most favorite locations and even the main icon of Pangandaran tourism is Pangandaran White Sand Beach. The location where there is a stretch of white sand is the most visited spot by many tourists. There, visitors can play sand, take pictures, play water and even swim. Did you know that some people say that by traveling on white sand this will give the impression that we are on a tour of the Island of the Gods of Bali. That way, if you don’t have the money to visit Bali, visit this white sand beach first.
The natural scenery and exotic nuances of South Beach are felt in this tourist spot in Pangandaran. The white sand beaches and still clear water conditions make this area suitable for a variety of activities, from just relaxing to snorkeling. Here visitors also have shipwrecks that are fun to be a photo spot.
One way to reach the location of Pangandaran White Sand is by passing the nature reserve in the west or east. That way, you can enjoy the beauty of nature reserves in the area. Here visitors will find many wild animals roaming, like long-tailed monkeys. The main attraction of this beach is the natural feel that is still quite awake. Because it is in a conservation area.
9. Jambe Anom Waterfall
Jambe Anom Waterfall is located in Munggang Gondang Hamlet, Purbahayu Village, Pangandaran District. This waterfall flows the water that is so beautiful and natural, with black rocks and clear water as well as green grass that is arranged naturally attached to the curug rocks. To reach this place it only takes about 40 minutes from the center of Pangandaran to the north . The route can be entered in front of the Pangandaran Police Station straight past the village of Karang Salam Bojong Jati, then into the paddy field of Purbahayu Village towards the village of Munggang Gondang. From Munggang Gondang Hamlet, around 500m, you have to walk to Jambe Anom Waterfall.
Jambe Anom Waterfall is still very natural, in this place there are no public facilities yet, because there is still no management here. Everything is natural. If you visit in the morning you will usually see a rainbow that surrounds the waterfall. The birds singing, the roar of the waterfalls and the soft sounds of the wind will soothe anyone who visits Jambe Anom’s Waterfall.
The Jambe Waterfall area is surrounded by rock cliffs overgrown with wild trees. The natural atmosphere of the forest is felt in tourist attractions in Pangandaran here. Visitors who are interested in swimming can go directly to the waterfall pool which covers about four square meters.The area around Curug Jambe also has other tourism potential, such as being able to body rafting, fishing spots, and flying fox. This tourist spot is in Purbahayu, Pangandaran.
10. Batu Hiu Beach
This beach has its own charm. Not only because of the stunning natural scenery, but also because of the legend of sharks that make this place a favorite tourist destination. Batu Hiu Beach is so called because of the existence of a rock in the middle of the sea that pops up like a shark fin. This tourist spot in Pangandaran is in Ciliang Village, Parigi District. Batu Hiu Beach has a large rock that slightly protrudes into the sea. Not surprisingly, many tourists call it the Tanah Lot of West Java,
Located in Pangandaran Regency, Batu Hiu Beach is one of the tourist destinations that can be an option besides the West and East Coast. It is only 14 Km from the center of Pangandaran city and just before Green Canyon. One of the attractions of this tourist spot is the view of the high seas that stretches into a vast and vast Indian ocean. Due to the beach Batu Hiu is a high seas that directly go to the Indian Ocean making this beach has a very hard obak. This is what makes the Pangandaran travel guide team forbid swimming on the beach. In addition there are also very sharp rocks.
But this does not reduce the slightest excitement of your tour on the beach of Batu Hiu with Pangandaran travel, the scenery on the shore of Batu Hiu is very difficult to describe in a word. Sedimentary rocks that have been around for thousands of years lined up side by side present an enchanting natural landscape. These sights will further enhance your tour on the beach of Batu Hiu.
11. Sinjang Lawang
Sinjang Lawang Cave stands strong and massive in the karst hills of the Indian Ocean located in Parinenggang Hamlet, Jadimulya Village, Langkaplancar District, Pangandaran Regency, West Java. This exotic cave is a translucent cave through which the Cijulang Kulon (Cisitu) and Cijulang Tengah rivers flow, which unite about 1 km before entering the cave. About 1.5 km downstream of the cave, the river flow then unites with the Cijulang Wetan river. The combination of these three rivers (all passing through the Parinenggang Hamlet) is then known as the Cijulang river, which flows into the Green Canyon tourist area and empties not far to the north of Batu Karas tourist beach, Cijulang District.
With a length of about 500 meters and a width and height of about 65 meters and 60 meters each (kompas.com), this cave gaping wide welcomes you. Even though there was light coming in from both the mouths of the cave and one hole on the roof of the cave, the situation inside was generally very dark. Stone formation on the walls and roof of the cave (including a number of animals nesting there) can be seen using a powerful flashlight.
The name Sinjang Lawang comes from two Sundanese words, namely sinjang (long cloth) and lawang (door). This cave is so named because in its mouth there is a stone wall that is similar to the sinjang motif. Visitors can also see similar motifs on the walls of the cave while walking through the cave through the water (visitors can also walk through the caves through the stage-shaped edges after climbing the stairs). Inside the cave there are also several other interesting forms of rock, such as toke stone (gecko) and umbrella stones.
Towards the end of the cave there was a large hole in the roof that became the entrance to the light. The reflection of sunlight touching the surface of the river projects an enchanting color sequence to the walls of the cave, and can create a certain illusion. Through this hole hung the roots of trees that dripped with sparkling clear water. Just below the hole there was a large boulder that became a platform to see the hole more clearly. This stone is also a favorite place to take pictures because of its exotic and mystical scenery and aura. If you enter this cave repeatedly, you may find different sights depending on weather conditions and the position of the sun.