There are several fun outdoor things to do in Jogja. One of the most fun outdoor activities you can do in Jogja is playing a sandboard. To do this great activity you have to visit a place namely Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo. Let’s learn more about the place and the things you can do there.
What Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo Is
Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo is a natural mountain sand. The sand is blown by the wind and then accumulate into a mount. You are about to do sandboard in a 5 to 15 meters height sand mountain. The interesting fact is that the sand is coming from the Volcano Mountain eruption.
It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Jogja. Even, some of the Indonesian artists such as Agnes Monica and Letto produced their music video clip in this place. Due to the area which looks like Sahara desert, people share the photos on their Instagram accounts and this place becomes more popular.
You can go here anytime you want because the place is open for 24/7. You have to spend Rp. 5.000 or $0.33 to enter the location and then you can play sandboarding there for free. It is also okay if you want to bring your own car or motorcycle. Just put your vehicle in the parking area and pay for Rp 2.000 or $0.13. The best time to visit Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo is during the day or afternoon to prevent the hot weather while playing sandboarding. If you go there in the afternoon you can also capture the most beautiful sunset as the bonus.
Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo is located on Parangkusumo Beach, Bantul, Jogjakarta. You need to go to the Parangtritis and go to the south. It is about 35 kilometers from the center of Jogjakarta. You can walk, ride a public transportation, or ride your own vehicle to go there. Indeed, it is one of the things to do in Jogja, especially if you want to try something new.
Things To Do
Sandboarding is not the only things you can do there. You can just sit and relax in the gazebo around the area. This is the best place for you who want just see your friends play sandboarding. Sometimes, you can also see people play kite there. The location is close to Parangkusumo Beach so you can just relax and walk around the beach if you don’t want to play sandboarding. This beach has a beautiful sunset and you must capture it.
If you think you want to stay at Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo a little bit longer, you can just find a place to stay. There are several hotels and places to stay around the area along with affordable price. The parking area is large so you can put your vehicle comfortably and safely. Toilets are also available and easy to find so there will be nothing to worry about. You just need to decide how long you want to stay in this area and find the best location. Then, use all the facilities offered here for free.
So, just include sandboarding at Gumuk Pasir Parangkusomo on the list of things to do in Jogja. Enjoy the activity and share your experience with your friends.