Pura Goa Giri Putri Temple & Cave In Nusa Penida, Bali

Pura Goa Giri Putri (also known as Karangsari Cave) is another cool 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.

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
Where To Stay
What To Wear To Temples In Bali

You'll need to wear a sarong to enter most temples in Bali.

A sarong is a traditional skirt you tie around your waist, that can usually be rented on the spot for a small fee like 5,000 Rupiah (less than a dollar).

Or, if you plan to visit a lot of temples in Bali, it may be worthwhile to shell out for a sarong of your own to keep. They're very cheap!

Goa Giri Putri Cave Temple

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.

Cave entrance at Pura Goa Giri Putri temple in Nusa Penida, Bali
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To enter the cave, you get to crawl through this small opening. It’s a tight squeeze.
Spider inside the cave at Pura Goa Giri Putri temple in Nusa Penida, Bali
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We saw some spiders inside.
Hills outside the Pura Goa Giri Putri temple in Nusa Penida, Bali
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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 There

The Pura Goa Giri Putri 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.

More Nusa Penida Travel Tips

Looking for more information on the beautiful island of Nusa Penida in Bali?

Check out my full Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.

Nusa Penida Private Driver

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

Their price is 540k IDR ($35 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Penida (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That's the total price for the whole van + driver + petrol! It's a steal.

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

Book Now: Nusa Penida Driver

Where We Stayed

We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid 240k IDR ($15 USD) for a private double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.

This is one of the cheapest options in Penida, and it's in a great location near the best restaurants! We were happy.

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

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Our Nusa Penida hotel (© Booking.com)
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Our Nusa Penida hotel (© Booking.com)
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