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Awesome Things To Do in Canggu

Thing are heating up in Canggu! With more and more people flocking to this former fisherman’s village, it is fast becoming one of the hottest destination in Bali. Located north of Seminyak, Canggu is known for its hipster vibe and laid-back feel. There are endless activities and trendy places to visit, and we’ll teach you how to chill here with our list of awesome things to do in Canggu!

1) Explore Canggu on a motor-bike/scooter

The easiest way to get around Canggu is to rent a motor-bike or a scooter, as the place isn’t exactly car-friendly and some of the places can be quite spread out. For the best ricefield views (which you are bound to experience), we recommend exploring the area from Jalan Pantai Pererenan to Jalan Raya Seseh! Just don’t expect it to be the level of Tegalalang Rice Terrace!

There is also an infamous “Canggu shortcut” that you will hear about, but be very careful if you journey down this path. This narrow cobbled brickroad is prone to many accidents as it is an elevated path with no safety fences. Many bikes and cars haven fallen off the path and toppled over!

But if you are not comfortable riding on a bike, don’t worry as there is still the option of hiring a Grab or Gojek motorbike taxi to transport you around.

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Canggu Ricefield
Canggu ricefield
"Canggu shortcut" accidents

2) Surfing in Canggu

Canggu is a surfers’ paradise. Great waves can be caught and surfers of all levels are welcomed here. Berawa Beach is great for beginners and you can get a surf lesson easily. If you are of a more advanced level, head to Echo Beach instead.

Boards can be rented at about IDR 50k/hour so don’t fret too much about it.

Time to hit the waves!

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Canggu surfing
Canggu Surfing 2
During sunset

3) Sunset on the beach

Sunsets in Bali are just amazing and there is no better place to catch it than a beach in Canggu!

Head to one of the bars along the beach and grab a Bintang beer while you enjoy the magnificent view. We recommend Echo Beach House if you are near Echo Beach, Finn’s Beach Club at Berawa Beach, or Old Man’s at Batu Bolong Beach.

For a more luxe vibe, head to The Lawn at Batu Bolong Beach!

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Canggu Beach
Canggu sunset on the beach
During sunset

4) Cafe-hop

With new hipster cafes springing up every month, you’lll be spoilt for choices when it comes to deciding your next brunch location. The solution is to embark on a cafe-hopping journey! With cuisines ranging from Mexican to Western to smoothie bowls, there is something for everyone!

Check out our comprehensive guide on the best restaurants in Canggu here!

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Peloton Supershop
Peloton Supershop
Nalu Bowls
Nalu Bowls

5) Staying fit

With all that food in your stomach, you need to balance it out with a good workout.

If you ever want to check out CrossFit, quality classes are held in Canggu with some of more popular gyms being CrossFit Wanderlust and S2S CrossFit.

Yoga lessons can easily be found as well and you might want to check out Samadi Bali or Odyssey Movement.

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - CrossFit Wanderlust
CrossFit Wanderlust
Samadi Bali
Samadi Bali

6) Visit the markets

If your stay coincides with the days these markets are being held, I highly encourage you to check them out as you can usually find some gems. Even if you are not interested in the goods, it’s still great to join in the fun!

  • Samadi Bali Sunday Market: Held every Sunday from 9am – 2pm.  You can find fresh organic produce from local farmers, home-cooked food and wares, vintage clothing, artisanal jewellery and cosmetics.
  • Love Anchor: Opened everyday. Weekdays 10am – 10pm. Weekends 10am – 5pm. With more than a hundred vendors, pretty much anything can be found here.
  • Old Man’s Market: Held on the last Saturday of every month, 8am – 3pm. Handicrafts, vintage clothing and jewellery, fresh produce, and surf-related products.
Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Love Anchor Market
Love Anchor Market
Samadi Market
Samadi Market

7) Get a free tattoo

Yes you heard that right, you can get a free tattoo in Canggu but it only happens on tuesdays!

Deus Cafe (of Deus ex Machina) holds an event called “Tacos and Tatts Tuesday”, where tacos are on the menu and free tattoos are given out. With the hype and crowd, there isn’t that much time for everyone and it’s black and white only so prepare a simple design beforehand! When a blackboard is put out, write your name in one of the empty slots and be fast as they run out quite quickly.

Enjoy your new tattoo!

Deus Cafe, Jl. Batu Mejan no. 8, Canggu 80361

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Deus Cafe
Deus Cafe
Deus Cafe Tattoo
Tattoo Artist at work

8) Shopping in Canggu

Other than the markets, Canggu is home to a bunch of fabulous home decor and fashion shops that has a mix of foreign and local brands. They are mainly located along Berawa and Batu Bolong.

If you are looking for new things to decorate your house, head to Bungalow Living Bali where you can find everything from hand-painted jars to crochet cushions.

Clothing shops are littered along the way and you can easily find popular shops such as Bamboo Blonde along the streets!

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Bungalow Living Bali
Bungalow Living Bali
Bamboo Blonde Canggu
Bamboo Blonde

9) Visit Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple is one of those things you must visit as it’s one of the most iconic site in Bali. It is an ancient Hindu temple located off the shore and perched on a rock. The sunset view of the temple is amazing but it is also the most crowded period. If you want to beat the crowd, visit early in the morning. Also, you can walk across to the temple and back before the tide becomes too high to cross if you time it right.

The entrance fee is IDR 60k and you will also have to make a small donation should you wish to receive a blessing.

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Entrance
Tanah Lot Entrance

10) Party at a beach club

As one of the most famous beach clubs in Bali, Finn’s Beach Club is a great place to spend your time while you sip on your cocktail, enjoying the beach views. Featuring an infinity pool, swim-up bar and underwater speakers, it is also famous for its front-row seaside location.

Note that there is a minimum spend if you want a day bed (IDR 500k for walk-ins, IDR 1mil for reservations), which will go to your food and drinks. If you just plan to hang out at the restaurant or bar, there is no minimum spend required.

There are many other equally trendy alternatives as well such as The Lawn or the stylish COMO Beach Club!

Awesome Things to Do in Canggu - Finn's Beach Club
Finn's Beach Club
COMO Beach Club
COMO Beach Club

With so many awesome things to do in Canggu, make sure you mark them down for your next trip! Don’t miss out on our guide on the best restaurants in Canggu as well!

If you are still planning your Bali itinerary, check out the following guides on Ubud and Seminyak!

Best Things to Do in Seminyak
Best Things to Do in Ubud

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