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A surfing destination near the tourist hot-spot

Most people know Canggu is good for surfing. It generally has better waves than Kuta has to offer, while it also has sandy beaches. Do not expect too much more however, because it's not there. Slowly Canggu is becoming a better known place among tourists and expats however.

Canggu is just about 20 minutes from Seminyak but it still has rice fields stretching almost onto it's beaches. The abundantly irrigated rice fields are the best background you could wish for in this area. In the last years, many new villa's have ben constructed in Canggu, where it was still unheard of in the first years of this century. That changes things indeed, but it is not as dramatic as it might look like in the first place.

Why are people now attracted to Canggu? Apart from surfing, the area is still quiet and very locally oriented compared to other places in southern Bali. Here the views are still green, while elsewhere they have turned into concrete colors. There are new villa's here that are used for rent as demand for such private places is on the increase, away from the traditional hotels.

While everything looks nice in and around Canggu, there is a small negative side to living or staying there. Traffic in the area of Kerobokan is notoriously bad, especially during rush hours. And since Canggu as well it getting more crowded, this situation will certainly not be improving any time soon.

Location map of Canggu

Last revised on November 29, 2009
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