Almost every area in Yogyakarta has its own charm for tourists, one of which is Bantul.
This district has long been known as an area frequented by tourists, especially those looking for places with natural nuances.
The nature tourism is also quite complete, starting from waterfalls, hills, to beaches, all of which are in Bantul. InfoBantul.com collects several tourist attractions in Bantul that must be visited for nature lovers and Instagramable.
1. Bukit Lintang Sewu
Bukit Lintang Sewu is an inn built in the middle of a pine forest. The concept of the accommodation is also quite unique, in the form of glamping (glamour camping) with fairly complete facilities and Instagramable.
Lintang Sewu Hill is located in Karang Asem, Muntuk, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency, and can be reached in about an hour’s drive from Yogyakarta City.
If you don’t want to stay overnight, tourists can also stop by a number of photo spots on Lintang Sewu Hill. There are spots of upside down houses, photo booths with beds, and star shapes. Entrance tickets start from IDR 5,000 per person, while motorbike parking fees start from IDR 2,000, and car parking rates start from IDR 5,000.
2. Pinus Pengger
Bantul still has pine forest areas, which are mostly used as Instagramable tourist spots.
For example, Pinus Pengger is located on Jalan Dlingo-Patuk, Sendangsari, Terong, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency. In this natural tourist spot, visitors will be treated to unique selfie spots of tree branches arranged into various shapes, ranging from hand shapes to triangles.
The rides that can be tried are flying fox, forest bikes, and nature walks. There is also a camping ground or camping area and Instagramable.
For those who want to come to this place, the opening hours are from 08.00 WIB to 21.00 WIB. From Yogyakarta City, it takes about 40 minutes to drive to this place.
3. Puncak Sosok
Lovers of night tours must stop by the Angka Peak which offers a view of the city lights. However, if you don’t have time to come at night, the view is also not inferior in the afternoon.
There is a panorama of trees and gardens that can be enjoyed if you come when the sky is still clear and Instagramable.
Tourists can also eat food and drinks from culinary areas around tourist attractions, while listening to live music.
The location of the Peak of the Angka is in the Jambon area, Bawuran, Pleret District, Bantul Regency. This place is open from 15.00 WIB to 23.00 WIB on Monday-Friday.
Meanwhile, on Saturday-Sunday, this place opens earlier at 06.00 WIB to 23.00 WIB. If traveling from the city of Yogyakarta, the travel time is less than 40 minutes with a distance of approximately 15 kilometers (km).
4. Embung Imogiri
If you are looking for a place to tour while exercising, you can stop by Embung Imogiri.
In this place, you can take a walk while enjoying the unique view of the artificial lake. the shape of the water reservoir is made to resemble a wayang mountain, when viewed from above is Instagramable.
Embung Imogiri is in Manggung, Wukirsari, Imogiri District, Bantul Regency.
Randusari Waterfall can be visited by tourists who want to relax, as well as swim in a natural atmosphere.
The address is on Jalan Randusari, Rejosari, Jatimulyo, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency. From the center of Yogyakarta City, the trip to Randusari Waterfall takes about one hour.
That said, in ancient times, this place used to be a source of clean water for local residents, quoted from the Visit Jogja page.
The height of the Randusari Waterfall is around 15 meters, with the water depth reaching one to two meters.
Tourists who want to swim and play in the water can come every day, from 06.00 WIB to 17.30 WIB.
Mangunan Fruit Farm was once crowded with visitors because it offers an atmosphere and view like above the clouds.
The view comes from the fog that covers the hills in the Mangunan Hill area.
To see the panorama, tourists must come before sunrise.
The Mangunan Garden is located on Jalan Imogiri-Dlingo, Sukorame, Mangunan, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency.
Currently, the opening hours of these tourist attractions consist of two sessions, namely at 05.00 WIB to 10.00 WIB and 14.00 WIB to 18.00 WIB.
7. Pantai Parangtritis
Parangtritis Beach is quite famous in Yogyakarta thanks to its rock cliffs and sand dunes.
This place is often a natural tourist destination, especially since its location is not that far from the city of Yogyakarta.
If from the city center, the distance is 28 km with a drive time of about 40 minutes.
As a popular tourist spot, there are many facilities that visitors can try, from riding a horse carriage to trying out ATVs.
8. Pantai Parangkusumo
Parangkusumo Beach is located close to Parangtritis Beach.
Just like Parangtritis Beach, this beach can be called a sacred place, reported from the Visiting Jogja page.
The reason is because the local people believe that Parangkusumo Beach is the gateway to the magical palace in the south sea.
Departing from these stories, Parangkusumo Beach is often used as a place for harbor rituals or throwing offerings, aka uba rampe, into the sea.
This beach is located on Jalan Pantai Parangkusumo, Pantai, Parangtritis, Kretek District, Bantul Regency. If from Yogykarata City, tourists need to drive about 43 minutes.
9. Gumuk Pasir
Not far from Parangkusumo Beach, there are other tourist sites that are quite Instagramable.
The tourist spot is Gumuk Pasir, the distance from Parangkusumo Beach is approximately 900 meters.
Apart from hunting for photos, visitors can also try sandboarding to test their adrenaline.
If you want to try it, the cost starts from IDR 50,000 and includes a surfboard and safety equipment, such as a helmet and elbow protectors.
10. Seribu Batu Songgo Langit
Seribu Batu Songgo Langit is located in a hilly area with views of pine forests.
The name of this tourist spot is quite unique. In Indonesian, songgo Langit means the support of the sky.
The name was given because the area looks as if it supports the sky, according to Visiting Jogja.
Apart from the scenery, another uniqueness of this tourist spot is the photo spots in the form of hobbit houses, thousand wooden houses and wooden stages.
The operational schedule starts at 06.00 WIB to 21.00 WIB. The address is on Jalan Nganjir Pine Forest, Sukorame, Mangunan, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency.
If from the city of Yogyakarta, the distance is about 23 km and can be reached in approximately 40 minutes.
11. Pantai Goa Cemara
Goa Cemara Beach has black sand beaches. In the beach area, many pine trees grow to prevent abrasion, as well as add to the attractiveness of the beach.
The collection of fir trees forms a cave that is often used as a photo location.
Near the beach area there is also a turtle conservation area to preserve these animals.
Goa Cemara Beach is on Jalan Lintas Selatan, Patihan, Gadingsari, Sanden District, Bantul Regency.
12. Curug Pulosari
Pulosari Waterfall is located in Sendangsari Village, Pajangan District, Bantul Regency.
Even though the waterfall is not that big, the view it offers is no less interesting.
Swimming around the waterfall is also quite safe because the pool is not too deep.
It is recommended to come during the rainy season because the water flow will be smaller, even dry, during the dry season.
13. Desa Wisata Kaki Langit
One of the attractions of the Kaki Langit Tourism Village is its culinary tour.
Traditional dishes that you can try include gudeg manggar, thiwul, kicak, cemplon, bobor vegetables, cashew vegetables, eggplant chili sauce, and onion chili sauce.
For those who want to come to this place, it is recommended to come in the morning at 07.00 WIB to 12.00 WIB.
Even though it’s open 24 hours, the food usually runs out in the afternoon or evening.
14. Bukit Bego
Bego Hill is not a natural tourist spot because it was formed from the excavation of the Imogiri-Dlingo Road project.
The name is taken from the heavy excavator used in the project. Local residents call their tools stupid, quoted from the Bantul Regency website.
The location is in Karang Kulon, Wukirsari, Imogiri District, Bantul Regency.
This place is a tourist location because it offers views of the sunset against the southern sea. The icon of Bego Hill is the statue of the Semar wayang puppet at the top of the hill.
15. Sun Moon Star Villas
For those who like staycations and want to enjoy Bantul’s nature, you can choose the Instagramable Sun Moon Star Villas.
This private villa has three bedrooms with a spacious living room and swimming pool.
The complete address is at Jalan Gilingrejo, Gedongan, Bangunjiwo, Kasihan, Bantul Regency.
If you stay here, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of the rice fields.
Facilities at Sun Moon Star Villas are quite complete, including television, air conditioning, WiFi, kitchen, refrigerator, breakfast, work space, toiletries, and a large parking area.