Dawet Ayu, special drink in Banjarnegara Area # Central Java – Indonesia

I often passed this area when I’m going to Pangandaran Beach. It’s located in Banjarnegara Area.

The drink name is Dawet Ayu. Dawet is the mix of cendol (the green vermicelli) coconut milk and Javanese sugar. And here, in Babharbegara area, it’s very famous with the black Dawet. There’s so many stall in the side of the main road and you just choose one. It taste almost the same each stall.

It’s taste delicious especially at noon, at the hot weather.

Pangandaran Beach D4 # West Java – Indonesia

There’s an International Kite Festival at Pangandaran, and today is the final battle. So before we go home, we watch it first. But unfortunately, untill 10 o’clock, the festival hadn’t started yet. Because we want to eat lunch at Sidareja which took 1 hour to 1.5 hours, so we cancelled our plan to watch the festival, and go home.

Then we go back home. See you in the next trip.. πŸ™‚

Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant (4) Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

Another Dinner Menu

Fresh Crab

Pangandaran Beach D3 # West Java – Indonesia

Day 3 in Pangandaran, We have a sour body because of yesterday’s body rafting. That’s why we woke up late and missed the sunrise moment.

Today, we plan to explore the Recreation Park and Nature Reserve until the white sand beach then went back by boat. The entrance just right in the left of the hotel. But when we walk to there, there’s a local people who rent boat, give us advance to enter the reserve from white sand beach because the difference cost. If we go to the Reserve first then ride the boat, the Reserve entrance ticket will cost IDR 7.000/person. But if we ride the boat first then entering the Reserve, the entrance ticket will cost only IDR 2.000/person.

So, we decided to ride the boat first. At the morning, the sea tide is high, and it reach out the beach. But the waves was so calm.

If you ride the boat at Pangandaran, the boat renter will always give you offer to do some activity, for example watch what inside the middle of sea, go to white sand beach, and also go surround the Reserve to see Japan Cave. My father said, he has gone surround the Reserve to see Japan cave before with his friends, and the wave was too high. Almost 1.5 metres.

We only ride the boat until the white sand beach, which cost IDR 50.000/boat. Then from there, we entering Nature Reserve.

white sand beach in the morning

There’s so many monkey inside the Nature Reserve. Becareful with your belonging. Don’t hold your fist, because it sign if you have any food. And the monkey will come to you to ask for food. Just open your hand, and show the monkey that you didn’t have anything.

After walk around 5 minutes, there’s a guard that sell the entrance ticket.

You can see the Japan cave inside the Reserve. I found two of them. I don’t know how many of them inside there, but I’m sure it’s a lot.

There’s a bridge inside the Nature Reserve, which connect white sand beach area and Pangandaran beach. We can see the the River Mouth below the bridge

It’s kinday creepy, walking inside the Nature reserve, like walking in wild forest.. XD

After approximately 1 hour, we arrive at the west
entrance near our hotel. There’s 2 entrance/exit, west entrance and east enrance. East entrance located near East Beach Pangandaran.

Then we walk back to hotel and prepare to eat lunch. After eat lunch, while on the way back to hotel, we see the fisherman started to pull the fish net. It’s so fun to watch them. At first the will ride the boat to the middle of the ocean, to spread the fish net.

I don’t know how long will they let the fish net inside the ocean. But after the time determine, they will pull it. At first, the will pull it from the two side.

Then until some point, they will put the fish net together, and pull it together.Then until some point, they will put the fish net together, and pull it together.


this is what Fisherman got

After watch how fisherman pull their fish net, then we go back to Hotel. Me and my brother decided to ride Odong-Odong. You can rent it, there’s so many of it in here.

We rent the one in front of our hotel.

It’s fun, but tiring. 1 hour rent, cost IDR 50.000. We only rent it for 1 hour, because riding it was too tiring XD

After take a rest, then we go to the beach again. We eat coconut and enjoy the scene in the evening.

Then we rent surfboard, and play in the water.

It’s fun, and tiring. At first, it’s hard to using surfboard, but if you know how to used it, then you can surf smoothly. We really enjoy it.

The Odong-Odong, at night was full of light.

Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant (3) Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

Another menu for dinner

Es Podeng Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

There’s a famous dessert in Pangandaran, it’s called Es Podeng.

Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant (2) Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

Another seafood time, this time for lunch.

Those are the fresh seafood that we choose, guess what will it become?

Pangandaran Beach D2 # West Java – Indonesia

Wake up at 04:00 to watch sunrise at East beach. Too bad, it’s cloudy, and the sunrise didn’t full.

The East beach side, there’s so many stan. You can sit and enjoy the scene.

After the sun was rise, we go back to hotel to eat breakfast. Then at 9 o’clock, we went to Citumang Body Rafting. I heard this place a few times, and some of my father’s friends have already went there and they said it’s so fun.

Me and my brother has meet some agent in the east beach, they said it cost IDR 100.000 if they book from Pangandaran. But we decided to see the location first, and book in there.

The journey took about 30-45 minutes. Don’t worry, there’s the sign of the place while on road, so you won’t get lost. The route was in the middle of the journey to Batu Hiu Beach.

Arrived there, there’s 2 car parking. The first one is where we go. It’s the finish point for the rafting. The 2nd one, is the start point. It cost IDR 75.000 if we directly book from the location. If your group less than 10 people, then they will give you 1 guide which also help you take picture. They are proffesional, I use my pocket camera which is not water resistant, but he can use it well without touch the water.

We have to walk approximately 1km barefoot. Then arrive at the 2nd car parking. There’s a sign “Welcome to Citumang Body Rafting”. Then we arrive at the cave. You can entering the cave, but it’s dark. We didn’t entering it, but only took picture in front of the cave.

The flow near the cave was really strong. They provided rope to help us.

The first obstacle is 3 meters waterfall. We have to jump in there. There’s no other way. Don’t worry, the buoy help you to floating. And the guide will take care of you.

There’s 3 waterfall. The first one approximately 3 meters. The 2nd and 3rd, only 1/2 meters. It’s fun, but after the 3rd waterfall, it started to boring. We only follow the flow until the irrigation part, then entering small river which there’s a thousand of little crab. It’s tickles. But it’s fun, especially if you came here with large group.

After almost 1 hour, our rafting end. Then we went back to Pangandaran.

In the afternoon, we go to the beach.

After play a while at the beach, then at 17:00 we go back to hotel.

At night, we stroll around to shopping, then back to hotel to sleep. Today is tiring day.

Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

When you go to Pangandran, try this restaurant: Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant. We can choose the fresh seafood.

We order:
– Shrimp with Oyster Sauce
– Roasted Shrimp
– Fried Pomfret
– Shimping with Oyster Sauce

Pangandaran Beach D1 # West Java – Indonesia

Today, I went to Pangandaran Beach with my family. We went there by car. We departed at 06:30 from Magelang. Usually it took 5 to 6 hours if no traffic.

We passed Purworejo city. We decided to follow short cut path. And it wrong choice. The road was wavy, and we have to drive slow.Β 
Then we passed Kutoarjo – Prembun – Kebumen – Karanganyar – Gombong – Sumpiuh – Buntu – Jatilawang – Wangon. We went to Bandung direction.
Once we arrive at Wangon, we turn left. Then we turn right to Jeruk Legi. Usually, the road was bad and not wide, but seems like they have re-build the road. It’s bigger and no waving. A lot of new stan nearby.
Then we arrived at Kawunganten. The road was broken. We have to move slow.

Then we passed Gandrungwangu, and Sidareja. We decided to eat lunch at Sidareja. It’s 12 o’clock at noon. We eat fried chicken at Tojoyo. We usually eat here when we went to Pangandaran. It’s been 2 years I didn’t went here. Usually, every year we went here.
After took lunch, we continue the journey. We passed Karangpucung. The road was bad. But almost the end of regency, the road was good. Then we arried at Pangandaran.

We stay at Aquarium Hotel. We have been numerous time stay here. The hotel was under renovation, so all the facility was not used. And also the familysuite that we booked, was bad. Everything was not in control. 

The Road in front of Aquarium Hotel

After unpacking our stuff, we go for walk at the beach. But suddenly, it’s raining. Then we went back to hotel. At 16:00 we went to the beach again, this time we play in the water. Before 17:00 O went back to the room for take a bath.

At night, we went shopping at Lina Collections.

But I feel tired, so I went back to hotel first.

Time to sleep, tomorrow will woke up early for sunrise. Good night..