Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

PONGGOK WATER SPRING (Umbul Ponggok) + FRESH WATER SNORKELING

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS SPRING?

THE ONLY ONE “FRESH WATER SNORKELING” CLOSE FROM YOGYA
This pond is the only one spring that can use for snorkeling. Other spring can not use for snorkeling because too small. You can swim and learn diving in this place.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place and so natural. Fresh water very refreshing.
You also can see fish, sand and rock under the water. Just like in the sea.

CHEAP
The entry ticket are very cheap.
Detail ticket price:
Retribution = Rp5.000
Snorkeling at UMBUL PONGGOK = Rp20,000 (include Glasses, Fin, Life Vest and Snorkel).
Underwater camera = Rp60.000 per 30 minutes
Locker = Rp3.000

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

UMBUL PONGGOK

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Photo source: http://www.njogja.co.id/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/umbul_ponggok.jpg

DESCRIPTION:

This beautiful spring has very wide pond. The water so fresh and cool.

RIDING UNDERWATER VESPA

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Ponggok
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Polanharjo
Regency (Kabupaten): Klaten
Province (Provinsi): Central Java

MAP:

DISTANCE:
About 40km to north-east from downtown Yogyakarta or about 45 minutes.

HOW TO GET TO THE UMBUL PONGGOK:

There is no direct public transport over there.
Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as a guide (Couchsurfer) for good reason.

*) It’s hard to find the place for new visitor. You can ask to people that you met in the street. But, you have take off your helmet and turn off the engine. This is the local manner. Otherwise, it’s not polite.

A ROMANTIC PHOTO

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Photo source: http://wisatakita.web.id/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/prewedding-yang-cantik-dibawah-air-umbul-ponggok.jpg

HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR5,000 (Rp5.000) for entrance fee (weekday).
IDR10,000 (Rp10.000) for entrance fee (weekend).
IDR20,000 (Rp20.000) for rent Snorkel, fin, life vest and glasses.
IDR60,000 (Rp60.000) for rent underwater camera per 30 minutes.
IDR3,000 (Rp3.000) for Locker.

PHOTO SPOT FEE:
IDR20,000 (Rp20.000) for bicycle.
IDR40,000 (Rp40.000) for Table with 2 chairs.
IDR60,000 (Rp60.000) for Table with 4 chairs.
IDR100,000 (Rp100.000) for scooter.
IDR100,000 (Rp100.000) for tricycle.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

OPENING HOURS:
8 am – 5 pm

UNDERWATER PLAYSTATION

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OTHER INFORMATION:

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

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe or restaurant.

*) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for expat (american and european especially).

UNDERWATER GUITARIST

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BATHROOM/TOILET:
Some bathroom and toilet. Better bring your on tissue.

*) Don’t forget to bring your towel and extra clothes

**) This is pretty quiet place, but to get more quiet, better do not visit on weekend.

UNDERWATER CAMPING

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*) This tourism site manage by local citizen/villagers, not government. So, village and local got advantaged of this attraction. It’s glad to know where your money goes to since the government not doing transparent policy.

GET A BIG PICTURE OF UMBUL PONGGOK FROM THE VIDEO:

6 thoughts on “PONGGOK WATER SPRING (Umbul Ponggok) + FRESH WATER SNORKELING

  1. Lucie

    Hello there, You have done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am sure they will be benefited from this site.

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          I have no idea that Ponggok spring recommended for prewedding photo.
          It’s full of shops and restaurant around.
          How you can say that?

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