Yogyakarta is special. At least I think this, but I am sure that people who have been living in Yogyakarta for at least one year would have the same opinion as me. There are endless things to do around Yogyakarta. If you are a nature lover and an adventure seeker, there are a lot options for you in this cultural city. Go climbing or off road driving around mount Merapi, visit the beaches, caves and hop around Gunung Kidul, find serenity and amazing views at Kedung Kayang waterfall – located in Magelang – or try sandboarding at Gumuk Pasir (sand dunes) Parangtritis and many more things you can do!
I recall to one nice evening my friend, Ghofar, asked me if I wanted to join him sandboarding at Parangtritis. I instantly said yes, like I always did, for any offer that sounds like a fun thing to do. We drove down Parangtritis street from Yogyakarta heading to the beach. After driving for more or less 40 minutes, we finally arrived in Gumuk Pasir, Parangtritis. It is on the right side of the road if you are coming from Yogyakarta. That place was quite simple, no parking guy and no restaurants, just Ghofar and I along with a few of his friends.
Gumuk Pasir is a large sand dune that resembles a hill due to the movement of the wind. I could already see that sandboarding would be hard to do. Sandboarding is probably like snowboarding… Oh god, I haven’t even tried snowboarding and I said it is similar… Hahaha it is just replacing the word “sand” with “snow” so it does make sense when I say that they are both similar, right? You are dealing with the black sands. One run and if you want to go again then you need to climb up the hill again. That sounds difficult eh? But it was also so much fun!
I remember we were sandboarding until it got completely dark. Some people fell down terribly when they were sliding. One or two people failed to slide. Almost all were struggling when they needed to climb back up the sand dunes. There were a lot of laughs. Simply one happy evening!
Since that first evening I’ve tried sandboarding at Parangtritis five or six times. I’ve done it with friends, with children and even with families. It’s always been a lot of fun and something that I highly recommend. In fact, to make the experience even better I’d suggest combining an afternoon of sand boarding with a sunset at the infinity pool of the Queen of the South resort.
Go Sandboarding at Parangtritis
Sandboarding at Parangtritis is a lot of fun, especially with a group of friends. I’ve teamed up with a local travel agent in Yogyakarta to offer you a day of sand boarding and an evening at the best infinity pool in the city. I guarantee you will be amazed by the views from the infinity pool. Simply magical 🙂
Want to go to an afternoon sandboarding and maybe relax in a beautiful swimming pool? Fill in the form below and we’ll help arrange your itinerary.
I reply personally to every enquiry. Look forward to hearing from you and prepare yourself for a great holiday.
Have you been sandboarding at Parangtritis (Gumuk Pasir Parang Kusumo)? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comment below.
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Sandboardingnya keren banget.
Indonesia memang kaya akan destinasi wisata.
Iya banget. Ga akan habis untuk di explore! 🙂 Semoga keindahannya juga selalu terjaga.
I loved my time visiting Gumuk Pasir, but now you made me want to revisit it with a board in tow. How could I not think of sandboarding?!
Ah, you should revisit it again! 🙂
I love Jogja and will give sandboarding definitly a try when I’ll be back. No clue that it even exists! Thanks for sharing here!
Thanks for checking my blog. Yes, you should give a try!
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[…] Enjoy sunset at Parangtritis beach (you can do paragliding there on January-February) Parangtritis beach is around 25 km from the city center. The beach is always busy with locals during the evening and on weekends. You can have a picnic, ride an ATV (all-terrain vehicle), enjoy the sunset, photograph the scenery, swim at the small swimming pool or go paragliding here (only available between January and February). One more activity that most people miss out on is sand-boarding at Gumuk Pasir, read about it here. […]
is the sandsurfing board can be rent nearby the beach?
Yes, I think it is around Rp 50,000-Rp 70,000 per board.
I tried it! It’s really fun especially when I never tried snow-boarding before 😀
I hope you never mind that I add this information to my post.
I glad you found the information useful. Thanks for stopping by.
Sandboarding is very amazing. I hope we can play it together, mates
I’m going to be in Jogja next week and I’d love to give sandboarding a go. I’m quite interested to find out more about the tour you’re organizing, but for some reason your ‘Book now’ link doesn’t seem to be working.
Thanks for letting me know Malvika. Just updated the page 🙂
First of all would like to thank you for arranging the trip for me with a great tour guide BUDI! Really enchanting place to visit and well verse English speaking guide.
How much would be the package of sandboarding and infinity pool?
The price of the package for the sandboarding and the infinity pool is as follows:
Rp 125,000 per board for the sandboarding
Rp 75,000 per person for the infinity pool
Rp 600,000 for a car rental
You can combine the sandboarding and the infinity pool with some other activities to make the most of your 12 hour car rental 🙂
Hi Firsta, was wondering if i choose to visit this sand dune without the tour will it be alright – as i would prefer to go on my own time rather than being in a tour but at the same time afraid of what not to do and what’s good to do. Thanks!
Sure it is possible to visit the sand dunes by yourself. You can directly rent the board on the spot.
What else is nearby that I can also visit on the same trip?
Hi Emily, there is the Parangtritis Beach. Mangunan area is also close by (there are plenty of viewpoints with a great scenery).