Being the part of Yogyakarta Special Region, Kulon Progo Regency offers a distinct allure to tourists. In terms of name, for instance, “Kulon” means west while “Progo” means Progo River. The location is indeed in the west part of that famous river. When it comes to tourism, the region is known for its highlands. This is most tourists visit it for trekking, exploration, relaxation, sightseeing, and photography. Despite the fact, Kulon Progo offers several beautiful beaches for tourists to visit too during holidays! Not to mention everyone can enjoy some good foods and snacks there.
Perhaps some tourists haven’t heard about Kulon Progo Regency yet. Still, they won’t refuse an offer to visit the region later. It is because Kulon Progo has a complete vacation destination including natural attractions and recreational areas. That means tourists can find highlands, waterfalls, beaches, and much more! Not to mention the nuance feels soothing due to the fertility of the lands and lush trees that cover almost all parts of the region. For the information, the region is located on the height of about 500 to 1000 meters above the sea level. Tourists can also find a flora and fauna conservation site there!
Exploring Kulon Progo Regency
Usually, tourists would get to the northwest of the region where Menoreh Hill resides. The purpose is to conduct trekking and reach Suroloyo Peak! For those who don’t like trekking, they choose the south part of Kulon Progo instead. Why is that? Some beautiful beaches are located there, including Glagah, Trisik, and Congot Beach. Both the beauty and nuance of these beaches would satisfy all visitors. Tourists can enjoy sightseeing, photography, and swimming there!
The next allure in Kulon Progo Regency is indeed related to culinary. Many local foods and snacks are available for tourists to try during the visit. These include Geblek, Growol, Peyek Undur-Undur, and Tempe Benguk. Not only these foods taste good, but they also have several health benefits! No wonder, the locals eat those almost every day. For tourists, these foods and snacks become the best souvenir before going home! Have no worries. The price is quite affordable. Tourists can even get discounts and cheaper price if they are good at bargaining.
What is more? Tourists also need to visit the famous Sentolo industry area either for shopping or watching busy activities in that area. Still, it is recommended to hire a local guide who can show the direction and give thorough information related to the site. The service fee is negotiable too, in fact. Thus, tourists must not worry about the budget.
- Sendang Mata Air Clereng
- Sambiroto Field
- Banyu Roto Dam
- Lanang Cave
How to Get There
It is considered easy to get to Kulon Progo Regency as long as they find the right transportation. For those coming from Jakarta City, in this case, they must head to Yogyakarta City first by airplane. A flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Adisucipto International Airport would take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. After arriving at the destination, tourists must find a reliable local transportation service and head to Kulon Progo Regency right away. The best route is Yogyakarta – Wates Street and the distance is 36.7 km. That means the trip may take around 57 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Wisma Kusuma Hotel
- King’s Hotel
- Rumah Limas