Parangtritis Beach is a special place which is not only an enchanting holiday spot but also a sacred place. Located about 27 km to the south of Yogyakarta, Parangtritis Beach is known as one of the most famouse beach in Indonesia. It is well known not only as a beach resort where sand-dunes, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs meet, but also as a historical place closely linked to the mysterious legend of the Queen of the South Sea, ” Nyi Roro Kidul”. According to the legend, when you enter the area of Parangtritis Beach, you are entering the territory of Nyi Roro Kidul who is known for not being welcoming to newcomers. Because of this, Javanese people never wear green or yellow-green clothes as they believe that this attracts the Queen. This beautiful yet legendary beach is just the perfect place for cheap traveling in Yogyakarta.
Being one of the favorite tourist destinations in Yogyakarta, it is conveniently located in Jalan Parangtritis km 28 at the southern part of the province, about 40 kilometers away from the city. Adisucipto International Airport is always ready to welcome you to Indonesia, wherever you are coming. If you are going by car, you will reach itin merely around one hour from the center of Yogyakarta. You can also easily reach this beach with public transportation, like Parangtritis bus from Giwangan station. The entrance ticket is IDR 3,500, but you can enter Parangtritis Beach for free if you are coming with a public transportation.
The jagged cliffs and the volcanic black sand in Parangtritis Beach make a stunning image. You can find green fauna in the middle of the island which make even stronger contrasts between the water, the sand and the sky. When the sun is leaning to the west in a sunny day, it is time for having fun in Parangtritis Beach. Even though visitors are prohibited from swimming, Parangtritis Beach is not lacking in entertainment. On the beach, there is ATVs (All-terrain Vehicle) which you can rental for around IDR 50,000-100,000 per half hour. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the beach by riding this four-wheeled vehicle across the beach. If you want something more gentle, you can take a horse carriage which will slowly carry you across the beach. At the end of this carriage route, you will reach the end of the coast of Parangtritis beach where the beautiful cluster of rocks can be seen. This very spot is often used as a pre-wedding photo shot spot because of its romantic atmosphere with the dim twilight and golden shade of the sun on the surface of the water. If you are going with your family, you can play a kite-flying with your child. The strong sea breeze on this beach will make your kite flying high.
Yogyakarta is never lacking of tourist spots, with Parangtritis Beach as one of them. With the myth and beauty of this beach, visitors are always crowding this area especially at the holidays. If you are planning to have a cheap traveling in Yogyakarta, Parangtritis Beach is a perfect choice for you.