Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

NGLAMBOR BEACH (Pantai Nglambor) + SNORKELING

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS BEACH?

THE ONLY ONE SNORKELING PLACE IN YOGYA
This beach is the only one beach that can use for snorkeling in Yogyakarta. Other beaches can not use for snorkeling because of big wave and strong flow cause facing ocean. You will feel so lucky that able snorkeling at south beach of Java.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view. Quiet and peaceful.
You also can hear the sound of the wave, birds and the sound of blowing wind.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as,  JOGAN BEACH, SIUNG BEACH and TIMANG BEACH etc. It just only one way to the site. So, you spend your time effectively to visit these place.

CHEAP
The entry ticket are very cheap.
Detail ticket price:
GOVERNMENT Retribution = Rp5,000
Snorkeling at NGLAMBOR BEACH = Rp50,000 (include Glasses, Snorkel, Boot, Safety jacket, Guide & Photo).

Snorkeling in Nglambor Beach:

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DESCRIPTION:

This new beach began to rise and is famous among local tourists because it has a uniqueness and distinctiveness that is not owned by other Yogyakarta coast. On this beach, visitors can swim and snorkel to see the beauty of marine life.

To be able to see the beauty of marine life, you do not need to swim away. From a distance of 10 meters from the shore, you can already see the beauty of the colors of coral and marine fish in it. If you bring bread or fish meal, you can try to feed the fish in the sea. small fish will be friendly approach you so food in release.

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Purwosari
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Tepus
Regency (Kabupaten): Gunung Kidul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE:
About 70km to east from downtown Yogyakarta or about 2 hours depend on traffic.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE BEACH?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport over there.You can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR4000. Then, change bus from Giwangan bus station to Wonosari city bus station, and then change bus to Jepitu. You have to stop at “pertigaan pantai Siung”. Then, you have to use Taxi motor to the beach.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station
Then, take a small bus to Jepitu – Stop at “Pertigaan pantai Siung”
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Nglambor beach
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station
Then, take a small bus to Jepitu – Stop at “Pertigaan pantai Siung”
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Nglambor beach
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station
Then, take a small bus to Jepitu – Stop at “Pertigaan pantai Siung”
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Nglambor beach
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station
Then, take a small bus to Jepitu – Stop at “Pertigaan pantai Siung”
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Nglambor beach

*) It’s tiring and wasting time if you use public transport. Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer).

**) You need to walk 500 meter to reach the beach from car parking area.

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HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR5,000/person (GOVERNMENT Retribution)

RENT SNORKEL+BOOT+GLASSES+SAFETY JACKET:
Rp35,000 per person (Nglambor Lestari)
Rp50,000 per person (BNS)

*) Nglambor Lestari is the cheap one which is very near to the beach. So near to the water. You have take a look carefully because they near to each other.

**) Today Nglambor Lestari lift up the price become Rp45,000 per person. The price not much different than BNS’s price. But, the gears and tools of BNS are better quality.

Panorama view:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are weak signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some simple cafe.

BATHROOM/TOILET:
Some Bathroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

GET MORE A BIG PICTURE OF THE BEACH FROM VIDEO:

*) If you like quiet sensation, better you don’t visit on weekend.
**) The road to the beach so rocky and slieperly in the rainy season. You have to walk about 15 minutes to the beach from car parking but, there are taxi motor for Rp10,000 to the beach.
***) Don’t be surprised if you found the local snorkeling wear a clothes, they are shy just like other asian people.

If you need transport, you can contact me.
My old brother is a driver, he drive so gently and can speak english very well.
All in package (car, driver & gasoline) to Nglambor beach and any other destination/sights = Rp600.000. Maximum 5 persons for one car per 12 hours.
Here my number: +6281 2277 0029 (Whatsapp)

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15 thoughts on “NGLAMBOR BEACH (Pantai Nglambor) + SNORKELING

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      This beach is south beach means facing the ocean.
      Since it has high wave water (not calm), it would be not much coral and fish.
      Off course after i compared it to other snorkeling spot like Karimun island.
      This spot just for local people (Yogya) who dreaming snorkeling close to their place.
      Do not expect so much to this spot.
      But, if you want to try and learn snorkeling, here the spot. 🙂

  1. Tri Irawati

    After I saw this website, I know that there is a beautiful beach in Yogyakarta can snorkeling.. I interested to go to the beach next week.. Can’t hardly wait 😀

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Do you mean budget hotel near the Nglambor beach?
      There is no budget hotel at Nglambor beach, only local houses.
      Otherwise, you can take budget hotel at Siung beach,
      It’s close to Nglambor beach. Only a few hundred meter.
      Or you can camping on Siung beach if you like.
      Cheers.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      There is a government retribution on the entry gate of Nglambor beach.
      For foreigner you will pay IDR 10K per pax.
      For local they will charge IDR 5K per pax.
      Well, it’s small money actually.
      Not more than USD $1.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Last year ago when i visited Siung beach the phone signal is so poor.
      You have to hike the hill to get the best signal.
      So, seems impossible to contact the hotel over there.
      Also the hotel looks not nice and poor facilities.
      I suggest you camping on the Siung beach.
      You need to pay IDR 25K for camping.
      They also provide rent a tent.
      I forget the price,
      maybe around IDR 60K-75K per day.

  2. Moish

    Hiya kunzyogya the tent sounds awwesome. But I don’t have a sleeping pad or sleeping bag with me on this trip. Does the tent rental come with sleeping pads? Or if I can’t work that out, do you know what is the closest village or town? I can check on Air BNB to see if anytbodoy has signed on to rent out a room. Thanks!!! Moish

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Moish,

      You don’t need sleeping bag actually.
      It’s warm enough actually.
      Only sometime windy.
      So, you need tie your tent strong enough.
      I think they renting sleeping bag also.

      Seems the closest village not renting a room on Air BNB.
      Because the phone signal so poor for internet.
      So, i suggest you stay in the tent in the Siung beach.
      It will be unforgettable memories.

  3. hjf

    Is the beach closed and inaccessible during rainy season like February? Or even it is accessible but just no fun due to heavy rain?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      The Nglambor beach still accessible during rainy season.
      But, if the rain fall there is not good for snorkeling,
      because the water clarity is poor and the sunlight not strong to brighten the coral and fishes.

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