One of the most attractive beaches near Yogyakarta is Parangtritis beach. Located about 27 km from Yogyakarta, Parangtritis beach can be reached in two ways, through Kretek village or the longer but more beautiful route through lmogiri and Siluk village.
Parangtritis beach is an enchanting sloping beach combined with rocky hills, dunes, and a white sandy beach. Besides being famous as a recreational spot, Parangtritis is also a sacred place. Many people come to the beach to meditate. Up to the present, this area is still a place to perform the traditional ceremony from the Sultan’s Palace, called Labuhan. Many hotels and roadside restaurants are available for sunbathing lovers.
One myth that is trusted by local people regarding Parangtritis beach is the prohibition to wear green clothes if swimming or playing water in Parangtritis. The reason is that Nyai Roro Kidul as the ruler of the southern sea is very fond of green. So that anyone who swims by using a green shirt will be swallowed by the waves of the fierce ocean and that person will be made a follower of Nyai Roro Kidul.
Facilities at Parangtritis beach
The Yogyakarta City Government has provided various facilities that are quite complete and comfortable around Parangtitis Beach such as:
There are quite a lot of hotels around Parangtritis beach. Please choose your own starting from around the shoreline to the hills with a stunning beach view.
Yogyakarta is famous for its wide variety of food at very affordable prices. You don’t need to worry about having trouble finding food here.
While enjoying the beautiful Parangtritis beach, there are various playgrounds available, such as ATVs, Warm Water Pools, Paragliding, and Parangkusumo Sand Dune.
You can rent an umbrella to avoid sun exposure or take shelter from the rain. Don’t worry about the price, it’s cheap.
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