Walet Putih Waterfall in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
Tourists are likely to look for new experiences during the holidays. The good news is Sumbawa Island offers lots of interesting vacation spots, including Walet Putih Waterfall! This one is located in the border between Sumbawa and Dompu Regency. To be exact, it is located in Sorinomo Village and belongs to Pekat Sub-District. Due to the beauty, the waterfall is even able to hypnotize visitors. It is true most tourists visit it for sightseeing and photography. However, other people visit it to enjoy exploration and see the famous white swallows. This explains why the locals gave the name “Walet Putih” to the site, which means the white swallows.
It is true Walet Putih Waterfall is known for its natural beauty. Once tourists arrive at the site, they may see two strong water discharges that are located near to each other. Below the waterfalls, a vast natural pond resides. Even kids are able to enjoy swimming and playing water safely in the pond. What is more? The next noticeable feature is the presence of big rocks that reside in different parts of the site. Next, there is a deep cave where many white swallows live! This becomes the most important allure in that area, in fact.
Exploring Walet Putih Waterfall
As mentioned before, Walet Putih Waterfall has two water discharges. They look both majestic and beautiful with their strong current. Thus, all visitors should take their camera and conduct photography once they arrive at the site. The nearby landscape is suitable for photography, too, in fact. This is why tourists must try exploring the site and conduct a short trekking. The purpose is to reach some spots with better views.
The next common thing to do in Walet Putih Waterfall is to play water or get in the natural pond. The water is fresh and the pond is not deep. That means it would be both refreshing and safe for bathing or swimming. Even kids can enjoy it well. What is more? For those who don’t want to get in the water, they can simply relax and enjoy the ambiance. Thanks to the presence of local plantations. Tourists can explore both sugar cane and cashews plantations during the visit later.
Here is another thing. Tourists should not miss the chance to reach the nearby cave to witness hundreds of white swallows inside. These beautiful animals live and make a nest in the cave for years. No wonder, their presence becomes the signature attraction in that area. Not to mention they inspired the locals to give the name to the site based on it.
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- Adipura Sumbawa Besar
- Moyo Dive Center
How to Get There
The best way to reach Sumbawa Regency is by airplane. For those coming from Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), in this case, they may spend around 4 hours and 5 minutes to get to Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport. It can be either faster or longer depending on the weather, though. Once arriving at Sumbawa Besar City, they can simply take Garuda Street and head to Walet Putih Waterfall right away. The distance is only 1 km, so the trip won’t take longer than 10 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Pondok Daun Homestay
- Cendrawasih Hotel