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Tour Boats in Glagah Indah Lagoon

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A. Overview

It would feel a bit incomplete to enjoy the relaxing and refreshing shore of Glagah without getting around on the tour boats. The ride in Glagah Indah Lagoon is a real attraction for visitors especially on holidays. You can feel the hissing waves and breeze on the boat, while beautiful shoreline gives the eyes some kind of enjoyment as you observe your east and west.

The lagoon’s scenic view is actually a small harbor for tour boats, which are ready to take you around to see how beautiful Glagah Beach is. You can find this lagoon as soon as you enter the tourism area. With streams heading for a nearby estuary, the lagoon splits the shore into two, namely the location in which beach plants and grasses grow and the other location which consists of sand dunes and borders with the sea. You can get across by boat to the sand dunes area, which is not far from the estuary. Going around enjoying the beach on the boat is really a moment you will relish.

Both visitors and local people like to fish in this lagoon. But aside from that, there are 11 boats ready to add to tourists’ enjoyment on Glagah Beach. Enjoying the beach on a boat can take you away for a while from your routine activities. The boat rider will take you and your group around the beach for about 25 minutes.

B. Features

Doing some sand play and sunbathing on Glagah Beach are probably what you look for. But going around the location on a boat is something more. You can rent a boat, which is available there. The tour will be on if there are at least 10 people in the boat though. So you may have to wait for a while. But it is always fun there because you can take pictures on the boat or on the shore while waiting for the other passengers. What is more, the 25 minute boat tour is available at a very cheap price, which is Rp 3,000 each person.

C. Location

Glagah Indah Lagoon is situated in Glagah Beach area, Temon District, Kulon Progo Regency, Special Province of Yogyakarta.

D. Access

Glagah Beach is about 15 km from Wates or 40 km westwards from Yogyakarta. You had better use private vehicles to get there for more ease.

The road is not really difficult as it is mostly plain without too many ascents along the way. You can actually relax on your way there. Moreover, the road connects Glagah Beach with other beaches in Kulon Progo Regency. So after a visit in this beach, you can continue your trip to the other beaches nearby.

E. Ticket

Before entering the beach area, you will have to pay for the transportation charge, which is Rp 1,000 if you are taking motorcycle, Rp 3,000 for car, and Rp 5,000 for bus. Entrance ticket of Rp 3,000 (per 2010) for each person is not included.

To get around by boat in the lagoon, you will get charged Rp 3,000 per person. The boat will set out with 5 passengers minimum and 10 passengers maximum.

For the parking, you will have to pay Rp 2,000 if you are taking motorcycle and Rp 5,000 for car. As for bus and truck, the parking charge is Rp 10,000.

Andreas Eko Wahyu S.

Translation: Reza Daffi


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