10 Ways to Enjoy the Beauty of Canggu, Bali on Every Budget
Stunning Sunsets and Unfathomable Food
It’s no secret that Bali is a top travel destination for anyone craving beautiful beaches, breathtaking rice paddy views, serene meditation retreats and good vibes all round.
Visiting Bali feels like coming home to a long-lost family, and recently I was fortunate enough to spend an entire month soaking up the charm of Canggu, a beach-town rising in popularity for its laid-back surfer vibe, amazing food and stunning sunsets.
As a freelance writer, I’m lucky enough to be able to dip my toes into the “digital nomad” lifestyle when I like, and that meant I got to take my laptop with me to Bali and experience the best Canggu had to offer while still working.
You could really be on any budget and still have an epic time in Canggu. The food is cheap, most places are within walking distance (although scooter rentals are very affordable), and there are accommodation options for backpackers right through to luxury holiday-makers.
Read on to discover some of the best things to do in Canggu when you visit!
Hit the Surf
There’s surfing for everybody in Canggu, whether you’ve never laid hands on a surfboard, or have been catching waves for years.
Batu Bolong Beach is literally lined with surf shops where you can rent a board or have a lesson for an hour or two. The friendly surf instructors are often locals who have grown up reading waves since they were kids.
If you’re an experienced surfer, head to Echo Beach — or just go there to watch the experts riding insane waves!
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Take a Yoga Class
Yoga is synonymous with Bali — you really don’t have to look very far to find a quality yoga class taught by a talented teacher.
Make sure you check out the classes at Serenity Eco Guesthouse, which has a full schedule of classes all day long, including the chance to try some fun new things like aerial yoga. Head to their raw vegan cafe, Alkaline, afterward to try one of their amazing vegan cakes!
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The food in Canggu is unparalleled. From local nasi campur (rice with side dishes) to epic brunches, vegan burgers and even an all-avocado restaurant, there’s literally something for everyone — and always at great prices.
My top recommendations would be:
- The Shady Shack: for vegetarian and vegan feasting
- The Loft: for a great ambiance and delicious food
- Motion Cafe: for health-focused dining
- La Baracca: delicious pizza (with vegan options!)
- Peleton Supershop: for beautiful decor and vegan food heaven
- Cafe Vida: beautiful setting and great options for everyone
Honestly, though, I never had a bad meal in Canggu. Make sure you head into one of the busier local warungs to try nasi campur, nasi goreng or mie goreng!