Cipanas Hot Spring in Tarongong Kaler Sub-District, Garut - Indonesia
A vacation should be both comfortable and unforgettable. Well, in this case, Cipanas Hot Spring satisfies such requirements especially for those who spend a holiday in Garut Regency. As the name suggests, this famous tourist site is located at Raya Cipanas Street, Pananjung Village. In terms of region, it is part of Tarogong Kaler Sub-District and belongs to West Java Province in Indonesia. Like many people may expect, the site provides a nice facility for everyone to relax and take a bath in a comfy public bath. Not only it is popular, the hot spring has a strategic location so everyone can reach it easily.
Cipanas Hot Spring has an impressive management, so it offers a clean and well-maintained environment. Visitors can even find several ponds on where they can swim and take a bath! Even kids are able to enjoy it due to the presence of kids’ ponds. Not to mention several slides and water rides reside on the site. Plus, tourists can see beautiful panorama like trees and mountains there. In terms of location, it is indeed strategic due to the fact that the hot spring resides within Ratu Port area. Even hotels and inns reside near to the site!
Exploring Cipanas Garut Hot Spring
Before enjoying the warm water of Cipanas Hot Spring for bathing, tourists at least need to know basic information regarding the site. According to the management, the hot spring gets the water from nearby geyser instead of a fountain. Knowing such potential, the locals piled up several stones on the cracks of the geyser so it spurted up for about 3 meters! This, somehow, becomes a unique attraction that tourist can witness during the visit.
The next recommended thing to do is to visit an interesting landmark of the hot spring, which is a suspension bridge. Tourists are allowed to cross the bridge and feel a unique sensation up there. Next, once exploring the site, they can enjoy the prime activity which is bathing. The water feels warm and soothing! It is even said the water helps everyone to relieve skin diseases and other health issues especially rheumatic. One thing, it is better not to spend too much time (hours) in the hot spring as it can turn into an uncomfortable experience.
Here is an important tip. During bathing, tourists are not allowed to use any soaps. No worries. For those who want to wash hair or body using any soap, they can do these on nearby bathrooms after getting out of the pond. Do not forget to carry extra clothes, though.
- Purbasari Swimming Pool
- Cilopang Adventure Camp
- Tarogong Square
How to Get There
For those coming from Bandung City, they can directly go to Garut Regency any local transportation service (a taxi is definitely recommended). Once arriving at Garut, the next destination is Tarongong Kaler Sub-District and they can reach Pananjung Village afterward. The whole trip takes approximately 1 hour and 43 minutes, as the distance is 62.5 km. It can be faster if they take Naggeleng – Cirahayu Street.
Where to Stay
- Cipanas Indah Hotel
- Tirtagangga Hotel
- Adi Tirta Meta Hotel
- Ciptarasa Inn