Top 10 Things to do in Garut, Indonesia

August 2, 2017 Christa Meece

Garut is a town in the West Java province of Indonesia and is the capital of the Garut Regency. It is located about 75 km to the southeast of the major city of Bandung.
Restaurants in Garut

1. Mount Papandayan

15 km from Garut | Cisurupan Regency, Garut, Indonesia
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Mount Papandayan

Reviewed By Siddhartha L

I was doing nothing over the weekend in Jakarta and decided to visit Mt. Papandayan because I read wonderful things about it. It takes 5-6 hours by bus to reach there. From the bus station, it takes around an hour to reach the Camp david(Base for the trek). I had to pay IDR 3,00,000 which IMHO is too much. The place is pretty awesome. I didn't have a guide but followed the map and asked people around for directions. The major attractions will be Danau, Hutan Mati and the Edelweiss plantations.

2. Santolo Beach

Kecamatan Cikelet, Garut, Indonesia
Excellent
25%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
4%
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4 based on 90 reviews

Santolo Beach

Reviewed By Bonorianto - Jakarta, Indonesia

Located in Pamengpeuk on the south coast of the Garut Regency, West Java, the beach has white beach and wonderful scenery. Waves are quite strong and makes it rather difficult to swim. The biggest concern is, though, both locals and visitors do not seem to care at all about hygiene and cleanliness. Trash can just be seen on every corner. What a waste of the natural beauty.

3. Cipanas Garut Hot Springs

Jalan Raya Cipanas | Tarogong Kaler, Garut, Indonesia +62 819-2288-626
Excellent
25%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
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3%
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4 based on 64 reviews

Cipanas Garut Hot Springs

Reviewed By Zaxman - Bandung,Indonesia

Went to Cipanas often for dipping in their natural hot spring water. Contain a lot of sulfur which is good for your body. A lot of facilities is below average especially for cleanliness but their hot water is hard to resist so I tend to look the other way

4. Darajat Pass

Jl. Darajat Km 14 Kp Bedeng RT/RW 09/02, Ds Karyamekar, Kecamatan Pasirwangi | Kecamatan Pasirwangi, Garut 44162, Indonesia +62 262 4893062
Excellent
22%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 94 reviews

Darajat Pass

Reviewed By widawida - Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong

I went there in the afternoon on a weekday. Love it!! Not many people, and the price was dirt cheap.
Good quality and clean water. The weather was cool, like 16-18 degree. So it felt nice when you dip in the pool.
People in Indonesia still pee in the pool, too bad, so I just chose the one with less people.
Don't compare it with hot Springs in Japan (comfort, clean, etc). But you can be sure the water quality is among the best in the world.
I wore two pieces swimsuit (not bikini), but it was too much skin to show for people over there. Most women wore hijab and they dip in fully clothed. Well.. I don't care. I was underwater most of the times anyway.
Avoid weekend.

5. Kamojang Crater

Jln. Kamojang, Garut 44151, Indonesia
Excellent
7%
Good
66%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 39 reviews

Kamojang Crater

Reviewed By LouenStephan - Belgium

The crater blows a lot of hot water and sulfphur. Most of the hot water is used for geothermal energy, but there is enough to visit. This is not the most interesting volcan of Java, but you can see another aspect of the volcanism, when you are on the way from Bandung to Garut

6. Cangkuang Temple

Desa Cangkuang, Garut, Indonesia
Excellent
14%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
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3.5 based on 64 reviews

Cangkuang Temple

Reviewed By Halatas - Jakarta, Indonesia

Well, the title I guess is self-explanatory. My wife and our three little girls enjoyed the raft crossing the lake to reach the temple much more than exploring the temple since perhaps it is only one and very small.
The traditional houses inside the compound are attractive. Make sure you got yourself and families photographed in front of this old houses.

7. Ranca Buaya

Desa Purbayani Kecamatan Caringin Garut, Garut, Indonesia
Excellent
12%
Good
80%
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Poor
4%
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4 based on 24 reviews

Ranca Buaya

Reviewed By Dina R - Indonesia

The wave was crazy. I guess the surfers will love it. However, there were lots of warning for people not to swim on the beach.
The craziest thing is how to get there. Since, we were driving from Bandung via Pengalengan, the road was crazy, it was like riding rollercoaster. Prepare yourself if you car sick.

8. Mount Cikuray

Garut, Indonesia +62 812-2026-9190
Excellent
30%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
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4 based on 23 reviews

Mount Cikuray

Reviewed By FarahMahardika - Jakarta, Indonesia

Mount Cikuray is hard to forget. about 7 hours sweaty trekking, where the knee often meets the chest.
from Jakarta you can reach Garut in 3-6 hours, then proceed to Cikajang or Bayongbong or Cilawu, depends on where you want to start your trekking. Cilawu track, or well known as Pemancar is more famous among others. make sure you are in a fit condition, and bring sufficient water supply. hiking on weekends (go up on saturday, down on sunday) isn't really recommended because it tends to get very crowded.
have fun and stay save.

9. Sayang Heulang Beach

Garut, Indonesia
Excellent
33%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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4 based on 15 reviews

Sayang Heulang Beach

Reviewed By Donna R

I love this beach more than santolo. It is quiet and has a very long line. So we can choose our own spot without bothered too much with other people. At noon, the water usually shrinking so we can walk to the sea much further without worry. There are many stone with small creatures, and many clamp shells.

10. Bodas Lake

Desa Sukamenak, Kecamatan Wanaraja, Garut, Indonesia
Excellent
22%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
7%
Terrible
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4 based on 27 reviews

Bodas Lake

Reviewed By kkkk512 - Brussels, Belgium

Access from Garut takes about 2 hours. No public transport, you need car or ojek (motorcycle taxi). Have not tried the public sulphur baths on the way. The 1-hour trail from the valley to the lake (1.700m altitude) is fine. Unfortunately, the subsequent trail to the crater rim (2.200m) is not well maintained, steep and difficult to climb, it takes approx. 3 hours. Still, overall a worthwile experience.

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