Goa Giri Putri: Cave Temple In Nusa Penida, Bali

Goa Giri Putri (also known as Karangsari Cave) is yet another Hindu temple in Bali, but this one is unique because it’s inside of a huge natural cave.

Hindu ceremonies are still performed here, but it’s also open to tourists. Exploring this cave is an interesting experience, for sure!

Visiting The Cave

The hidden cave is located halfway up a mountain, on the east side of Nusa Penida island.

After crawling through a tiny hole in the side of the mountain, the inside opens up to a huge room with high ceilings. There’s a lighting system set up inside, but you’ll still want a flashlight for some parts.

It’s a big dark cave about 300 meters long, and if you follow it all the way to the opposite end, it exits into some dense green hills.

To enter the cave, you get to crawl through this small opening. It’s a tight squeeze.
We saw some spiders inside.
You’ll see these green hills when you exit the cave on the opposite end.
Entrance Fees

There’s a small fee for renting a sarong and then a second small fee to actually enter the cave.

How To Get To Goa Giri Putri Cave

The cave is on the east side of Nusa Penida island. The parking area is accessible by car or scooter, about 15 minutes drive from the Sampalan docks or accommodation in northern Penida.

From the parking lot, it’s a short 5-10 minute walk uphill to reach the cave entrance.

Looking for more info on how to get to Nusa Penida island in the first place? You can find that here.

Nusa Penida Private Driver

If you’d like to explore Nusa Penida in the comfort and safety of a van, with a driver, my top recommendation would be Klook.com.

Their price is 540k IDR for a full day of driving in Penida (10 hours) for 1-5 passengers (total price for the whole van + driver!). This is a steal.

We’ve used Klook for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they’re great! Highly recommended.

Where We Stayed

We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid $19 USD for a private double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.

It's not the cheapest option in Penida, but that price includes free breakfast and a great location near the best restaurants! I was happy.

Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.

Our Nusa Penida hotel (Image courtesy of Booking.com)
Our Nusa Penida hotel (Image courtesy of Booking.com)
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