Perawan Waterfall in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


Kulon Progo Regency always becomes a good vacation destination, especially for those who visit Yogyakarta City. Well, what makes the region popular among tourists, though? One of the allures is the presence of beautiful waterfalls! One of them is called Perawan Waterfall, which is located in Sidoharjo Village and belongs to Samigaluh Sub-District. In terms of name, “Perawan” means virgin or unspoiled, actually. As the name suggests, the site offers a pristine or unharmed environment. The beauty is excellent and the nuance is comfortable. Also, it is located in Menoreh Hills!

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Perawan Waterfall offers both secluded and comfy ambiance. The location is on a highland, after all. One thing, it takes some efforts to reach the location. Have no worries. Despite the tiredness, visitors can watch beautiful hilly views along the way to the waterfall. Usually, tourists would take a motorcycle in order to reach the trekking spot. After that, they need to walk for several minutes in order to get to the waterfall. So, what about the appearance? The water discharge is considered strong, but the water feels so soft! Not to mention it is tall and looks majestic! Below, a beautiful and clean natural pond resides, where tourists can enjoy bathing and swimming.

Exploring Perawan Waterfall
Tourists’ first destination would be Sidoharjo Village. During the trip, green and lush trees accompany everyone! Thus, the comfy nuance would eradicate tiredness and boredom during the trip. Later, after arriving at the village, tourists can rest for a while before heading to the waterfall. For the information, they are going to walk for about 500 meters to reach the site. The pathway is considered nice and it is surrounded by bushy trees, too

Once getting near to Perawan Waterfall, grains of water hit visitors’ skin. That means they are getting closer to it. The sound of gurgling water also welcomes them! The astonishment increases once they see the waterfall directly, in fact. According to the locals, Perawan is considered the tallest waterfall in Kulon Progo, even in Yogyakarta! It is said the height is between 30 – 40 meters! Thus, everyone should not miss the chance to take photos during the visit later.

What is next? After collecting photos, it is recommended to get in the natural pond and take a bath in it. The water feels so refreshing and looks beautiful! This never fails to lure everyone, without a doubt. Next, visitors are allowed to explore the site and see numerous natural attractions including trees, cliffs, bushes, etc. Sometimes, in fact, some wild monkeys can be seen playing on trees!

Nearby Attractions

  • Siluwok Waterfall
  • Puncak Widosari
  • Tinalah Village

How to Get There
Getting to Perawan Waterfall is easy, as tourists only need to reach Yogyakarta City first. From Jakarta City, in this case, they must get an airplane service at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Adisucipto Airport right away. This flight usually takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes. After arriving at the airport, the next destination is Kulon Progo Regency. The distance is 36.7 km and the best route is Yogyakarta – Wates Street. That means this trip would take around 54 minutes. From Kulon Progo, they can head to the waterfall directly by taking Sentolo Nanggulan Street. The trip would take around 1 hour, as the distance is 33.3 km.

Where to Stay

  • Rimbono Homestay


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