Juwuk Manis Waterfall (Air Terjun Juwuk Manis)
"The waterfall is located in the western part of the island. Western Bali is an area that is still unexplored and not particularly popular among tourists. The advantage is that you can find less crowded places here that are still unknown to the wider public.
On the way to the waterfall parking lot, you will pass through local villages. There are many plantations of cloves, coffee, and rubber, so during the season, you can see coffee or cloves drying on the side of the road.
The path leading to the waterfall parking lot is quite steep and has potholes in some places. Check the brakes on your bike to ensure they are in good condition!
To reach the waterfall from the road, you need to descend 865 steps. While it may seem like a long way down, the staircase specifically built for the waterfall is very convenient.
The descent takes approximately 15 minutes, and the distance to the waterfall is about one kilometer. The upper part of the staircase is protected by railings, but the lower part is not. Additionally, the steps in the lower part of the staircase can be quite slippery, so wear comfortable shoes that fit well."
On the way, you pass through coffee plantations, encounter cocoa trees, cloves, and rubber trees. They provide pleasant shade, making the walk less hot. In any case, be sure to bring drinking water.
Currently, entrance tickets are not sold, but some donation is required.
The place is very quiet, and there are almost no visitors. If tourists are encountered, they are usually locals, Indonesians.
At the bottom of the waterfall, there is a toilet and a changing room where you can change clothes.
The waterfall has a lagoon where you can take a swim. However, during the rainy season, the water falling from the waterfall may mix with clay and become very muddy. Also, the flow's intensity depends on the season. During the rainy season, it is fuller, while in the dry season, it is relatively weak. The waterfall's height is about 5 meters.