In this second article about Parangtritis Beach, we will see some available activities that could be selected from if you have got the opportunity to visit this beach.
What to do:
- ‘Strolling’ around the coastline
Just like the other popular beach destinations, one thing you could do at this beach is strolling around the coastline while enjoying the soft black volcanic sand, wind breeze and the waves’ sound. However, at Parangtritis beach, you could enjoy this popular beach activity in several ways.
First option would be to ride a horse that is usually accompanied by a trainer in case you are still a beginner. Afraid to ride a horse directly but still want to be in a proximity with this elegant animal? Then the option of riding a bendi (traditional horse carriage) would be perfect for you. If you would like to do a more thrilling activity, then perhaps riding an ATV would be more suitable for you. But regardless of the method, strolling around the coastline of Parangtritis is obviously the best way to enjoy its picturesque scenery.
- Watching the sunset
The experience of witnessing an amazing sunset moment is also possible at this particular beach. What makes the experience at Parangtritis more unique than the others would perhaps be the chance to enjoy the view while enjoying the local light snack like grilled corn and iced coconut drink.
- Visiting the sand dunes
A one kind only of experience at Parangtritis Beach would be to visit the sand dunes within the beach area. As the only sand dunes in the country, this natural phenomenon is unique since sand dunes is only formed in places with hot and dry climate like most desert areas not in places with high rainfall and tropical climate like Indonesia. The material of Parangtritis sand dunes comes from the ashes of neighboring active volcanoes like Merapi. By natural process, these ashes are then flowed to the adjacent rivers to the sea. Once it reaches the sea, the volcanic ashes are then brought by the waves to the coastline and flown by the wind to form the sand dunes.
- Parawedang hotspring
Here, you could also discover the only natural mountain hotspring that doesn’t contain any sulphur in it. The water is believed to be effective in healing skin diseases and allergies.