Why is Canggu so popular
Canggu is a small coastal village hugging the ocean. It consists of three parallel running villages with their own beach areas: Berawa Beach, Batu Bolong, and Echo Beach, bordered by a large and bustling road called Jalan Raya Canggu.
The Canggu area hasn’t been on the tourist map for long, but it’s quickly becoming a popular spot for travelers looking for something different from Seminyak.
Bali’s hippest hotspot Canggu is trendy among digital nomads and ex-pats, which is seen by the many modern villas popping up between the lush green rice fields and many new cafés started by people from abroad.
Some people have dubbed Canggu the ‘New Seminyak’.
Some years ago, there were still lots of unpaved roads in Canggu. Today, unpaved roads are diminishing, and pedestrian footpaths are a thing here now. Also, there is the washed-out bumpy Canggu Shortcut that connects Batu Bolong with Batu Bewara, something that’s definitely unique.
If you like surfing or are simply an experimental surfer, Canggu’s beaches are the place to be. Not only for surfing, but you can also see beautiful sunsets while you’re drinking a cocktail.
Canggu undeniably has it all: the cool cafés of Seminyak, an abundance of healthy food of Ubud, the green rice fields of Bali’s inland, and long stretches of beach as long as the eye can see.