Peguyangan is a tiny waterfall (more like a trickling stream) at the bottom of some cliffs in Nusa Penida, and you reach it by climbing down hundreds of steps on a rickety old wooden stairway.
If you like sketchy, remote hikes with steep paths to get your adrenaline going, this one is for you!
Peguyangan Waterfall Hike
Like most hikes in Penida, this one starts from the top of a big cliff.
It follows a bright blue stairway down to an old Hindu temple at the bottom of the coast.
Underneath the main stairway, you can even see the remains of an old stairway that broke and fell before the current one was made.
The drop-offs here are lethal, and the condition of the stairs at some points is questionable (the photo below only shows the entrance, not the bad part). Proceed at your own risk!
I did this hike awhile back in a soggy pair of sandals, and majorly regretted it. With that said, the conditions will hopefully improve at some point, and I have to admit I’m tempted to go back and fly the drone around to some of the amazing cliffs here.
There’s a parking fee of 5k IDR (35 cents) as of 2019.
Since Peguyangan is also a temple, you have to wear a sarong to enter, but these can be rented from the parking area for 10k IDR (70 cents) or you can bring your own for free.
How To Get To Peguyangan Waterfall
The waterfall is on the southwest side of Nusa Penida island.
It’s accessible by car or scooter, about 1 hour drive from the Sampalan docks or accommodation in northern Penida. The road here is a bit rough, so take it easy.
From the parking lot, it’s a 30 minute hike down the stairway to get to the waterfall.
Looking for more info on how to get to Nusa Penida island in the first place? You can find that here.
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.
Day Tours To Peguyangan Waterfall
If you’re on a tight schedule or want to skip the extra steps involved in arranging your own trip to Nusa Penida, there are a number of companies that offer prearranged day trips to Penida for as low as $50 USD, complete with hotel transfer, island tour, lunch, and same day return to Bali (or Nusa Lembongan).