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Peguyangan Waterfall In Nusa Penida – A Complete Guide

Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida is an iconic spot for tourists, specifically known for its blue stairs. Here’s all you need to know when visiting!

How To Get To Peguyangan Waterfall

We broke down day 2 of our Nusa Penida itinerary by visiting Banah Cliff Point, Tembeling Natural Pools and Peguyangan Waterfall on scooters.

The roads are pretty rough to all 3 of the above so please take care when driving!

We recommend using a scooter to get around the island which can be rented for around 70,00 IDR per day.

On the first day of our Nusa Penida tour, we took a private day trip, which covered all the iconic spots with ease. So if you’d rather visit with a car and a driver we can highly recommend this option.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Peguyangan Waterfall Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Peguyangan Waterfall.

Parking: 5,000 IDR.

Sarong: 5,000 IDR (or bring your own).

Peguyangan Waterfall Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 6am to 7pm.

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The views on the way down to Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida

Best Time To Visit Peguyangan Waterfall

The best time to visit the island is between May and September, when the weather is dry and it is easy to explore the island.

This is not one of the most well known destinations on the island, so doesn’t seem to get overly busy.

Morning or late afternoon is a good time to visit Peguyangan Waterfall, when the temperature is a little cooler for your hike up and down the steps.

There is a small warung at the entrance, where you can get something to eat or drink. They also have a toilet you can use.

You are required to cover your legs to visit the waterfall as the whole site is sacred to the Hindu people.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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Quick shot on the famous Nusa Penida blue stairs

What To Expect At Peguyangan Waterfall

Peguyangan Waterfall, locally referred to as Mata Air Peguyangan, is better described as Peguyangan Water Of Springs.

With it being more of a religious shrine than a waterfall, some people are disappointed by the end result.

Nevertheless, it is still one of the most popular things to do in Nusa Penida.

In my opinion, just the views on the walk down via the famous blue stairs, are more than worth it!

It’s a fair walk down the narrow blue steps (approx 700) and you may find it dangerous/difficult in your sarong – so we took ours off until we reached the bottom.

We began our walk down at around 5pm, just as the sun was starting to move towards setting, and the glimmers of light made for some beautiful photos.

The walk down took around 20 minutes and the views from the top of the cliffs went for miles. You can even see groups of wild Manta swimming around at the bottom!

When we finally reached the end of the hike down the rumours were true – it wasn’t a waterfall but a sacred temple with a natural spring running around it.

There were three spouts at the entrance where locals typically shower to cleanse themselves before entering the grounds.

Shrines and ornaments are dotted around the site that leads you eventually to some cascading pools of beautifully clear water that drop down into the ocean.

We had a scout around and took in the scenery, although time was ticking and we had to get back to the bikes before sunset.

So, off we set back up those amazing but deadly Nusa Penida blue stairs. But don’t ask why they’re painted blue!

If you’re looking for other awesome viewpoints on the island, make sure to head to Thousand Island Viewpoint.

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The waves crashing beneath the natural springs
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Three spouts marking the entrance to the temple
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Lauren taking in the views from the temple
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Charlie not looking overly happy to hike back up the Nusa Penida blue stairs.

Where To Stay In Nusa Penida


Crystal Bay Villa & Residence

Boasting a restaurant, free bikes, and a garden, Crystal Bay Villa & Residence features accommodation in Nusa Penida with free WiFi and pool views.

With garden views also available, this accommodation provides a balcony and a swimming pool.

The air-conditioned villa consists of 1 separate bedroom, 1 bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries, a seating area and a flat-screen TV.

Guests at the villa can enjoy an à la carte or an American breakfast.

Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include English and Indonesian. Bicycle rental service is also available at the accommodation.


Singable Bungalows

Situated in Nusa Penida, Singabu Bungalows offers air-conditioned accommodation and landscaped tropical gardens.

It has an outdoor pool with a shallow end and free WiFi in all areas.

At the property, each room comes with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. The rooms have a terrace with views of the pool or the garden. Private bathrooms all come with a shower.

Coco Leaf restaurant serves a variety of international dishes, and room service is also available.


Deva Devi Beach Inn

Set in Nusa Penida just 0.7 miles from Sampalan Harbour, Deva Devi Beach Inn offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a garden.

The property features a bar and a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area.

At Deva Devi Beach Inn all rooms also come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

For more places to stay in Nusa Penida, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Tours & Activities

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Book Your Rental Car

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Buy Those Last Minute Bits

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They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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