Peguyangan Waterfall, otherwise known as the blue stairs Nusa Penida, is most recognised for its extensive blue stairs which are situated alongside a tall cliff. Walking down the stairs gives you incredible endless views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. From the stairs, you will also be able to spot some manta rays swimming around in the sea.
How to get to Peguyangan Waterfall – Blue Stairs Nusa Penida
We drove on our scooters from Suwehan Beach directly to Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida which took us 50 minutes. A large majority of the drive there was on paved roads. However, once you start to approach Peguyangan Waterfall, the roads become more of a challenge due to the loose gravel and large potholes.
If you’re confident enough on the tough roads, the best way to get around the island is to rent a scooter. A scooter will cost you 70k IDR for the day and you’ll have the freedom of driving yourself around. Another popular option on Nusa Penida is to rent a driver for the day to take you out to the various spots.
Entrance Fee / Expenses
Once you arrive at Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida, you will have to pay a parking fee of 5K IDR. You will also have to rent a sarong for the walk down which is 10K IDR each. Next to the carpark there is a small warung that sells food and drinks. You can buy chocolate for as little as 2K IDR or water for 10K IDR.
What to expect at Peguyangan Waterfall – Blue Stairs Nusa Penida
When we arrived at Peguyangan Waterfall Nusa Penida, we were confused because the man at the carpark told us we had to wear sarongs. After talking with him for a few minutes, he explained that at the end of the blue stairs there is a sacred spot which requires you to wear a traditional Indonesian sarong.
We began our walk and were still confused because we hadn’t yet seen any blue stairs like the photos. We continued on for 5 minutes and thats when we stumbled upon them. The main photo spot for the blue stairs is located not far from the beginning of the walk. It has incredible endless views of the ocean and the surrounding coastal cliffs. From this spot you can even see manta rays swimming in the ocean. Most people will come here for a photo and not walk down to the bottom. The blue stairs are incredibly thin and steep and to reach the bottom it takes around 20 minutes. The stairs seem fairly sturdy and safe, however, there are large gaps between the steps where you can easily misplace your foot and slip through.
After passing the main photo spot, we continued our descent. Before arriving, we had the impression that there would be a small waterfall at the end. Once we arrived at the bottom of the stairs, all we found was a small sacred spot for local ceremonies. There were streams of water trickling into the water, although it was barely enough to call it a waterfall. We had previously seen photos of people sitting in a small rock pool overlooking the ocean, however this spot now has a ‘No Swimming’ sign. Unless you are curious, walking to the bottom of the blue stairs isn’t necessary.
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