Watu Jonggol Waterfall in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta

Consisting of beautiful hills and mountains, Kulon Progo Regency never fails to disappoint tourists. Still, the region offers more natural attractions including a unique waterfall called Watu Jonggol. It resides in West Nglinggo Village and belongs to Samigaluh Sub-District, which is near to the local tea plantations. The thing is tourists need to pass through a challenging route to get to the waterfall. The location is on the slope of a hill, after all. Instead of being a tiring trip, it gives becomes a good opportunity for trekking and exploring the nature! Tourists can also enjoy photography once arriving at the site.

The Nuance
Watu Jonggol is considered a tall waterfall, having the height of about 30 to 40 meters. No wonder, it impresses everyone who visits the site. The best thing is the water falls down from the top of the cliff. This explains why the water discharge looks strong and fierce. What about the nuance? The waterfall is located in 800 meters above the sea level, so the ambiance feels a little bit cold. In this case, tourists can choose to come at noon instead of in the morning (for a warmer atmosphere).

Exploring Watu Jonggol Waterfall
The first thing to know is that Watu Jonggol Waterfall is located in a highland, surrounded by lush plants and bushes. Not only tourists should conduct a short trekking to get to the site but need a good guide to find the location. Therefore, it is recommended to hire a local guide when heading there. For some people, this becomes a challenging activity. For others, it gives them a new experience in exploring the nature. Either way, the waterfall disappoints no one due to the serenity and beauty!

Once arriving at the site, tourists can see the waterfall right away. It looks majestic despite the secluded location, featuring a strong water discharge. Well, even though people can climb the hill and get to the top of the waterfall, they must pay attention to their steps due to the slippery stone surface. Also, despite the strong water discharge, it is possible to take a shower under the waterfall. Why is that? It is because the water won’t fall directly to tourists’ head. Instead, it hits some stones first and creates a weaker current downward. No wonder, it feels like getting massaged naturally!

It is true people have a different reason for visiting Watu Jonggol Waterfall. Still, they have the same interest in enjoying the trip or trekking to get to the site. Despite time-consuming, the trip features beautiful panoramas and several interesting landscapes (including some local farms). This explains why photography is quite recommended as well.

Nearby Attractions

  • Nglinggo Tea Plantation
  • Widosari Peak
  • Plono Market
  • Ngisis Hill
  • Tritis Tea Plantation

How to Get There
The distance between Adisucipto International Airport and Watu Jonggol Waterfall is 48.8 km, so the trip may take around 1 hour and 21 minutes to get there. Once arriving at Samigaluh Sub-District, tourists only need to head to West Nglinggo Village. As for the faster trip, it is recommended to take Kebon Agung Street though. Also, it involves a short trekking in order to reach the waterfall.

Where to Stay

  • Rimbono Homestay
  • Kayumanis Homestay

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