20 Best Things to Do in Canggu

What is Canggu Most Famous For?

This guide on the best things to do in Canggu includes some of Bali’s most iconic landmarks that are found along the southwestern coast. The main hub of Canggu is Echo Beach, where you can enjoy great surfing, a wonderful sunset dining scene, and plenty of family-friendly activities. 

Enjoy horse riding along Canggu’s exotic black-sand coasts, spend the day at a waterpark, or take up a cooking class with a renowned local chef. We’ve also included Tanah Lot Temple, located about 12 km southeast of Canggu Beach. One of the most photographed temples in Bali, we simply have to include this landmark on our list. 

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    Tanah Lot

    Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most iconic landmarks. The ancient Hindu shrine is perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves, making it a popular spot for sunset photography. Although you cannot enter the main temple grounds of Tanah Lot, the panoramic views and cultural offerings around are highlights to enjoy. The onshore site of the temple complex has smaller shrines, restaurants, shops and a cultural park where regular dance performances take place. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 7pm
    • Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia
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    Echo Beach

    Echo Beach is one of Bali’s most popular surf spots. It has advanced reef breaks, 180-degree seascape and sunsets, as well as seafood cafes set on a high vantage point. The black-sand beach is approximately 35 km northwest of Kuta and Seminyak, and a 14-km drive west from the provincial capital of Denpasar.

    Surfers dominate the scene by day, before shifting to a more ambient dining scene by night. Echo Beach is clean and well-kept thanks to the joint efforts among various surf schools and clubs along Canggu’s coast, which carry out routine beach clean-ups. Read More...

    • Location: Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
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    Finns Recreation Club is a world-class recreational hub in Canggu. You’ll find plenty of sports facilities and entertainment centres, including a full-fledged gym, the Bounce Bali Trampoline Centre, Splash Water Park, Strike Bowling, a tennis centre, a kid’s club, and a spa centre.

    It’s open to the public year-round, with day passes and long-term memberships available at reasonable prices. Finns Recreation Club also has a sports bar that screens live sports events, from AFL and NFL to cricket and soccer matches. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 8pm
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 848 3939
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    Splash Waterpark

    Splash Waterpark in Bali spans 2,400 sq m, with a good number of top-quality pools and slides with supporting facilities that promise a fun and safe day out for all ages. It’s located right next to the main facilities of Finns Recreation Club, a sporting and leisure complex along the road leading to Berawa Beach.

    Among the options for grownups and bigger kids is Giant Racer, a high 90-metre-long slide with an integrated speedometer that tracks your race – you can check on a screen at the end of your ride in case you need to settle any disputes and declare who the true winner is. Speed Racer is a smaller slide designed for younger kids so they won’t miss out on the fun.  Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 848 3939
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    Bounce Bali is a trampoline centre in Canggu that offers different challenges and circuits that are covered with 2-inch thick safety pads. Located at the Finns Recreation Club, it's great for exercise and is simply fun as you bounce off walls, do some somersaults, and even dive into a pool filled with soft black foam cubes.

    Some of the walls in the circuit here are covered in almost vertical arrays, allowing for more freedom to perform awesome acrobatic tricks. Bounce Bali often hosts activities like trampoline dodgeball and basketball, so check online for the exact dates and times. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Sunday–Thursday from 10am to 8pm, Friday–Saturday from 10am to 9pm
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Brawa, Canggu, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 848 3939
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    Iboe Soelastri Cooking Class at Tugu Hotel Bali is one of the best places to learn about Indonesia’s culinary heritage. Classes are taught by resident chef Iboe Soelastri, who has inherited her grandmother’s love for traditional Indonesian recipes. You’ll learn how to select ingredients and prepare 5 types of traditional Javanese and Balinese dishes. 

    All preparations follow traditional methods, such as grinding ginger using a mortar and pestle. Even the cooking is faithfully traditional, as Iboe Soelastri Cooking Class uses terracotta steamers instead of modern rice cookers.  Read More...

    • Location: Tugu Hotel Bali, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0) 361 473 1701
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    Bali Equestrian Centre is a 25,000-sq-m facility that’s manned by certified international instructors. The stables are home to over 30 trained horses of local and imported breeds. The centre welcomes families with leisurely pony rides and day camps for kids.

    If you’ve never ridden a horse before, Bali Equestrian Centre offers lessons for adults and kids. Breakfast and lunch are served at the centre’s onsite restaurant. You’ll also find a swimming pool and playground that overlook the main riding arena. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 7.45am to 11.45am and from 2.45pm to 6.45pm
    • Location: Perumahan Canggu Asri, Jalan Karang Suwung, Brawa, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 844 6541
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    Berawa Beach

    Berawa Beach directly borders the neighbouring coast of Seminyak. It has a mix of dark grey and black sand, and is home to one of the largest lagoons along Canggu’s coastline. It’s a preferred stop for surfers looking for a quiet place to surf in Bali. You can expect some rocky reefs that help shape up some nice rights and a few lefts at high tide. Recreational swimming isn’t recommended at Berawa Beach due to the strong undercurrents. Unique bars along the beach make for some nice spots to enjoy Bali’s famous sunsets Read More...

    • Location: Jalan Pemelisan Agung, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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    Taman Segara Madu Water Park is one of the most affordable waterparks in Bali. Located in Canggu, this family-friendly attraction has an Olympic-sized swimming pool that regularly hosts competitions. A popular leisure slide here is a tunnelling tube that has a racetrack-style twin slide, which allows you to compete with a friend to see who reaches the bottom first. Taman Segara Madu can get rather crowded over the weekends, but on weekdays, you might find that you have the entire place to yourself. Lifeguards are on duty throughout operational hours. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
    • Location: Pantai Batu Bolong Street, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 844 5553
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    House of Alaia Bali

    House of Alaia is a small studio that organises several jewellery making classes. Located on the main Jalan Batu Bolong, it also displays a collection of exquisite jewellery pieces by founders, Nea and Christy. The workshops focus on making jewellery out of silver, and you can create your own design using traditional techniques. The full-day jewellery making class takes place from 9am to 4pm, with lunch provided.   Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.27B, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)821 4734 8746
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