Pantai Glagah – Glagah Beach (Yogyakarta)
Our second and third day’s itinerary were modified a little so instead of going to Goa Jomblang, we headed for Pantai Glagah for sunset. This was to be my nightmare for I hurt myself and couldn’t go to the cave which on hindsight, turned out to be the highlight of this photpgraphy trip since we did not get any nice sunrise (Borobudur) and sunset (Prambanan) at the temples.
Glagah Beach, located around 40 kilometers southwest of Yogyakarta in Kulon Progo district, marks the end of the Serang River where it empties into the South Sea.
Wave breakers and lagoon are the words that will instantly come to mind with the very mention of Glagah Beach (Pantai Glagah). Hundreds, if not thousands, of tetrapods line along the west edge of the beach which stand strong against the ferocious Southern Sea waves.
Glagah Beach is also the venue where the local fishermen gather to perform ceremonial offerings to the sea. They do so to propitiate their God as well as to express their gratitude for their good luck at sea. This ceremony takes place in every Suryo Month that is the first month of their local calendar. The festival is known as Labuhan. Info credit: found from several sources online
The next day, all of them went to awesome Goa (cave) Jomblang. I saw the photos they posted. All of them were awesome! I’m envious. While they were gone, I went to have lunch at a small eatery a few units away from the hotel we stayed and had lunch there. I will be posting the food photos in another post.
Happy traveling and bonding 😀
Date of visit: 7th March 2015