Sidoharjo Waterfall in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta


Perhaps not many tourists are aware of the fact that Kulon Progo Regency also has stunning waterfalls for them to visit. For example, one of them is located in Samigaluh Sub-District. The name is Sidoharjo Waterfall! As the name suggests, it resides in Sidoharjo Village. The villagers have taken advantage of it to daily necessities and irrigation, in fact. Also, these days, tourists keep coming to the site in order to witness the panorama and enjoy the typical nuance of Indonesia. The only disappointment is that the waterfall dries out during the hot season. Thus, everyone should only come to Sidoharjo during the rainy season only!

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Sidoharjo Waterfall emits beautiful scenery with a serene atmosphere. The water discharge is considered low, so it is safe to take a shower under it directly. Plus, a peaceful natural pond resides below the waterfall (offering refreshing and soothing water to everyone). The next noticeable thing is definitely related to the size, which is about 75 meters in height! Next, it is located near to the local settlement so everyone can access the site without hassles (which is about 300 meters apart). One thing, the surface of the route becomes quite slippery during the rainy season. Therefore, everyone should wear proper footwear while heading to the location. What is more? Several plants and flowers also grow abundantly near to the waterfall!

Exploring Sidoharjo Waterfall
Sidoharjo Waterfall is the most famous natural attraction in the village and it has the highest number of visitors, as compared to others. Why is that? The first reason is due to the location, which resides hidden in Menoreh Mountains. This explains why many trekkers and adventurers keep coming to the site, as they are able to satisfy their hobby. Have no worries. The route is considered easy for beginners or those who never conduct trekking before.

The next thing that makes Sidoharjo Waterfall famous is definitely the panorama. It is because the site is surrounded by lush trees and green plants, which makes it more beautiful and comfortable. On top of that, the environment looks clean and pristine! This explains why the site is suitable for relaxation and lessening as well. Here is the tip. In order to get the best scenery, tourists should come during the rainy season when the water discharge is the strongest!

The fact is Curug Sidoharjo is the tallest in Yogyakarta Special Region Province, so almost all passionate travelers have heard about it. Not only it has stunning panoramas, the waterfall also comes with wild plants and flowers (which are suitable for photography). Isn’t it a complete vacation destination?

Nearby Attractions

  • Siluwok Waterfall
  • Watu Tekek
  • Watu Jengger Waterfall
  • Sendangsono Maria Cave

How to Get There
The distance between Adisucipto International Airport and Sidoharjo Waterfall is 37.6 km, so the trip may take about 59 minutes to get there. First, tourists only need to head to Samigaluh Sub-District. Once arriving there, they can simply reach Sidoharjo Village and walk to the waterfall directly. Here is the tip. The whole trip becomes faster if they take Kebon Agung Street.

Where to Stay

  • Rimbono Homestay


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