Clereng Kulon Progo
In Kulon Progo Regency, tourists may find a famous pond on where they can play water and swim with families. The name is Clereng Natural Springs and it is located in Pengasih Sub-District. Well, the exact location is in Sendangsari Village and it has become the most recommended place to spend a family recreation especially for those who live nearby. It resides in the north part of Wates City and has lots of functions including a tourist site and local water supply. No wonder, it has an excellent popularity among both the locals and outsiders.
Clereng is considered a natural bath due to the fact that it gets the water from the nearby hill. The good thing is the management has built several ponds facility to satisfy visitors. With the background of hills and trees, the site becomes the best place to enjoy swimming and bathing! For the information, it has both the adult and kids pool so visitors can choose one based on their preference. In terms of appearance, the pool emits a modern look with its beautiful ceramic tiles. As for the depth, the adult pool has the depth of 2 meters while the kid pool has the depth of 0.5 meters.
Exploring Clereng Natural Springs
According to the locals, Clereng Pool becomes quite crowded several days before the fasting month (Ramadhan). It is because these people want to conduct a cleansing ritual called “Padusan”. They believe the pool helps them to eradicate bad lucks and sins before entering such holy month. The good thing is tourists are allowed to join the ritual, as long as they at the right time and do not disturb other participants.
It is true tourists need to spend some money in order to enter Clereng Pool and take advantage of the facility inside. Have no worries. The fee is quite affordable for everyone, including kids and adults. Also, the management often holds a special event in order to lure visitors. They build a performance stage and gather sponsors to provide a great entertainment to everyone. One thing, tourists must know the exact date when such event is held. In this case, hiring a local guide is a good idea.
If tourists decide to come to Clereng Natural Springs during regular days instead, they can enjoy a more peaceful nuance. That means they can both enjoy bathing at the comfortable pool and relaxing due to the low number of visitors. On the other hand, they must come during weekends or holidays if they want to feel a merrier atmosphere due to the presence of local families.
- Karst Tubing Kaliserang
- Gondangsari Kroco Well
- Clereng Market
How to Get There
A trip to Clereng Natural Springs takes approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes if tourists come from Adisucipto International Airport. It is because the distance is 43 km, but the trip becomes faster if they take the best route which is Magelang – Purworejo Street. Also, it is recommended to take the best transportation service to reach the site.
Where to Stay
- King’s Hotel
- Kusuma Hotel