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13 Best Things To Do In Canggu

Canggu clearly stands alone as the coolest place to hang in Bali. Full of hipster cafes and surfers, here are our top 13 things to do in Canggu Bali.

1. Enjoy The Cafes

By far one of the best things to do in Canggu is compile a list of all of the popular food spots.

From smoothie bowls to avocados, Canggu is healthy food heaven and there are limitless hipster cafes and wall murals to get around.

A few of our favourite Canggu cafes are Garden Canggu, Bali Bowls & Smoothies and Nude Canggu!

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Eating that good food is definitely top of the things to do in Canggu

2. Eat In The Local Warungs

A ‘warung’ is a local restaurant in Bali. 

So as a switch up from the smoothie bowls and avocado, you have to do it like the Indonesians do at some point.

Indonesian food is some of the best vegetarian food you will eat. Plus it would be rude not to try their amazing home cooked goodness in their local Canggu warungs.

Just try not to get too addicted to the tempe!

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Warung Bu Mi – our go to restaurant

3. Tanah Lot Temple

The famous Tanah Lot Temple is definitely an iconic spot in Bali not to be missed.

You can get personally blessed by a monk and learn a little about the Hindu culture. It’s one of the most famous temples on the island and a perfect day out in the sun.

Just be sure to watch out for the monkeys along the way!

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Watch the waves crash at Tanah Lot Temple

4. Shop, Shop, Shop

Batu Balong, the main road leading through Canggu, is a shopaholics heaven.

From bikinis, to board shorts there is everything you can think of for both genders in this surfers paradise of shops. After all how can shopping not be one of the best things to do in Canggu!

There are also three main markets in Canggu. Love Anchor, Samadi Bali and Old Man’s.

They’re all different in their own kind of way. So, they are a must visit if your stay in Canggu lands on the days they’re running.

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Love Anchor Market entrance in Canggu

5. Learn To Surf At Echo Beach

Of all the places in the world to learn how to surf, Bali was up there for us.

The best place to learn in Canggu is at Echo Beach, where beginners tend to head daily.

We couldn’t not take a surfing lesson. It was such a fun experience and made us really want to rent our own board and get out and practice more and more.

Most board rentals start at 60,000 IDR for 2 hours, or you can grab a 2 hours lesson for 350,000 IDR (including board rental). You can book a surf lesson in advance with a trusted instructor here.

Definitely add it to your things to do in Canggu list, if you haven’t already!

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Riding the waves at Echo Beach

6. Catch A Sunset At Batu Bolong

If you’re a sunset hunter like us, then this is high on the things to do in Canggu

Bali is known for its killer sunsets and Batu Bolong Beach is the hub where most people in Canggu gather every evening.

There’s always grilled corn on the go, a beach full of happy faces and laid back vibes everywhere. Plus, if you catch a good night you could witness the pinkest skies you’ve ever seen.

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Batu Bolong Beach sunsets are some of the best in Bali

7. Rent A Scooter And Explore Canggu

One of our favourite things to do in Canggu!

When you arrive in Canggu, it’s a certain that you have to rent a scooter.

As long as you’re safe and confident, you can explore all Canggu has to offer and the surrounding areas.

Pererenan, Berawa and even Seminyak and Kuta are worth a trip. Time and time again we ended up in perfectly presented rice fields or some ‘cool as’ palm tree roads.

If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a trusted scooter rental here.

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Young, wild and free

8. Ride The Canggu Shortcut

This infamous, narrow cobbled ‘road’ is a 4 wheeled vehicle’s nightmare.

Rightly named, it literally is a shortcut between two popular roads that run parallel to each other in Canggu.

If you’re confident on two wheels it’s an experience in itself, although please be careful…we’ve seen many a tourist end up in the rice paddies!

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The infamous shortcut

9. Search The Canggu Street Art

Not one of the most known things to do in Canggu but over the 6 months we spent there, we saw a lot of it!

What would a town full of creatives be without walls covered in amazing art!

Get your cameras ready if you go exploring because you’ll see everything from giant avocados, to monkey murals and maybe even a bright blue octopus!

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This giant octopus is just one example of the awesome Canggu street art

10. Hop The Bars

Canggu is the best place in Bali for hanging out with friends or catching a drink come the evening.

With some of the most popular spots such as La Laguna, Finns Beach Club or The Lawn serving as awesome places to watch the sunset, we guarantee you’ll spend hours chatting away amongst the fairy lights.

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Chilling outside La Laguna

11. Pretty Poison

This famous skate bowl is a huge hit on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

With open mic nights, some crazy parties and obviously the pros flying around on skateboards, this is a place well worth a night out!

If you want a party then add Pretty Poison to your things to do in Canggu list!

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Pretty Poison is a hot skateboard spot

12. Old Mans

If you’re looking for the busiest bar in town, then this should definitely be on your list of things to do in Canggu.

Visit Old Mans on a Wednesday for the famous beer pong tournaments or any other night for a late one.

This restaurant come bar also hosts a once a month Saturday market, where local start ups display their awesome clothing, jewellery or foods which, if you’re around on the last Saturday of the month, is well worth a visit!

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Old Mans blue wall is pretty unmissable

13. Waterbom Bali

Ok so it’s not really in Canggu but we had to let you know about Waterbom Bali.

It’s located in Kuta and about a 45 minute drive from town. If you fancy something a little different and are big kids like us then you’ll love Waterbom!

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Waterbom Bali could definitely be added to your things to do in Canggu list

Where To Stay In Canggu

Luxury – Theanna Eco Villa and Spa

One of the most highly rated hotels in the area!

Set in Canggu, a 6-minute drive to Echo Beach, Theanna Eco Villa and Spa offers villas with private pools. 

Guests can also enjoy pampering massages at the spa centre. 

The villa also provides free use of bicycles and free shuttle service to the surrounding areas. 

Free WiFi is accessible throughout the villa and the whole setting is beautiful.

Mid-Budget – Frii Hotel

Perfect location and just off the main road, this hotel is definitely a spot of luxury at a reasonable price. 

Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, minibar and electric kettle. 

The rooms also feature an en suite bathroom with shower, which comes with slippers and towels. 

Some rooms have sea view or pool view.

Budget – The Hideout Hostel

Situated in the Pererenan district of Canggu, The Hideout Hostel provides free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. 

Among the various facilities are a terrace and a shared lounge. There is also an on site restaurant. 

The units in the hostel come with a coffee machine and a seating area.

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

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13 Best Things To Do In Canggu

Leanne Marshall

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

That canggu shortcut is just carnage! :) Fun to go on though! Leanne

Charlie Pauly

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Haha right! The ultimate mad spot of Canggu!