A Guide to Canggu

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Canggu is a bustling town on Bali's southwestern coast. Perhaps most famous for the surfing and food here, we spent a couple days hanging out.

How to Get to Canggu

We arrived in Canggu from Uluwatu. The best way to travel from place to place with all your bags is to use the apps Grab or Go Jek. It operates very similarly to Uber and will connect you with an English-speaking driver and good quality vehicles to get you from place to place. We paid 125,000 IDR ($11.70 CAD) from Uluwatu to Canggu.

The closest international airport is in Denpasar.

Where to Stay in Canggu

We really enjoyed our stay at the Swanky Bunk Hostel in Canggu, a beautiful, open-concept space with a pool and awesome common areas. There is free wifi in public areas, comfy beds, lockers and it is within walking distance to Canggu Beach.

Book your stay here; dorms start at just 80,000 IDR ($7.45 CAD) per person.

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Things to Do in Canggu

The best thing to do in Canggu is head to the beach! It's famous for surfing (or boogie-boarding if surfing ain't your thing) - awesome waves crash in on the shore here. If you're a beginner, head further along to Batu Balong Beach where the waves are calmer and there's plenty of surf lessons available.

Canggu is also known for its food. We ate mostly at Bokacika, the restaurant attached to our hostel. My other recommendations:

  • The Shady Shack
  • Peloton Super Shop
  • Green Ginger Noodle House
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Avochika + Soyamora, Bokacika

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Tofu tempeh satay, Bokacika

Jana Meerman

Hi! I’m Jana, a British-Dutch-Canadian with a dream of seeing every country in the world. I am a storyteller, photographer and adventurer passionate about documenting and sharing my travels.

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