Parangtritis Beach

Parangtritis is located in Parangtritis village, Kretek Sub distric, Bantul Regency some 27 km south of Yogyakarta. This beach is the most frequently visited by tourist and become their main destination. The beach can be reached by public transportation that serves Yogyakarta-Bantul-Imogiri-Parangtritis from bus station Giwangan, Yogya.

Parangtritis is an enchanting sloping beach combined with rocky hills, dunes, and white sandy beach. It is also a sacred place. Many people come to the beach to do meditation. Near tourist resorts, mainly:

  • Parang wedang, this is a hot spring from which mineral water spouts up. Rooms are available to serve visitors who would like to take a bath with mineral water. According to the research, this water can heal all kinds of skin desease.
  • Parangkusumo Beach, the western part of Parangtritis, where the Labuhan ceremony is held every year. People believe that the beach is the meeting place between the Mataram Kings and Kanjeng Ratu Kidul, the Goddess of the South Sea.

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