For the last decades, with the rapid development of industrialization, the lifestyle in big city becomes a lot more stressful. The high demands of perfection, efficiency, and speed during works add more pressure to the already stressful world. To escape this frantic routines and the hectic atmosphere of metropolitan, it is important for people to have a break. Some people will choose to spend their weekend by sleeping, or exercising, while the others are going on vacation. For some people, choosing holiday destination, especially the short one can be quite a hassle. But if you are searching for a healing vacation, choosing Blawan Waterfall in Indonesia as your destination can be a good idea. The waterfall is situated near Ijen Crater, at Sempol Village, Bondowoso, and East Java. It is surrounded by macadamia plants and offers a stunning view of nature that will heal your mind.
The trip to Blawan Waterfall can be quite challenging as the waterfall is situated in the center of two cliffs. You are advised to bring a guide to ensure your safety during your visit to this waterfall. Other than the waterfall itself, there are several tourist spots that you can visit near the waterfall. Those spots are described below:
- Little Niagara Bondowoso Waterfall: this little Niagara is situated next to a Blawan coffee factory and on the same direction with Blawan Waterfall itself. This place is more accessible compared to other spots, which make the place popular among tourist, especially domestic tourists. The views and sounds of water flowing from higher altitude to lower altitude will certainly give a relaxing feeling to both your mind and body. You can also take a lot of picture in this area because the scenery is very picturesque.
- DhamarWulan Natural Pool: this natural pool is situated in the same area as Blawan Waterfall. With greeneries engulfing its surrounding, you can enjoy the cool breeze offered by the trees and the clear water of the pool. A lot of people are having picnic in this area because of its shady canopy of the trees protecting them from the extreme sunlight of tropical country. This is also a good place for photography. Grab your camera and capture the beauty of nature.
- Blawan Natural Hot Spring: this hot spring is also situates in Blawan Waterfall area. Just like DhamarWulan Pool, the hot spring is surrounded by shady trees, offering cool places to have picnics with friends and family, or simply relaxing under the trees. The water is also very clear and cool. You can take a lot of pictures as the place offers the wonderful views of nature. Be careful when playing in the hot spring as it may slightly slippery due to the molds on the rocks.
Those are some information about several spots near Blawan Waterfall areas. The water source of this waterfall is Kali Pahit and it is also the estuary of Ijen Crater, resulting high sulfur content in the water. This waterfall also becomes a favorite place to spend their weekend.