The Charms of Cepi Watu
Cepi Watu in East Manggarai is not your everyday sandy beach – this charming little beach, which is covered in large and smooth pebbles, is located only 2km away from the city of Borong, the capital of Manggarai Timur.
Usually frequented by locals, Cepi Watu doesn’t only offer mesmerizing views of Mount Ndeki and clear waters to swim in; it is also the source of fresh water for locals who come here daily to get water from a natural spring that is located amongst the stones.
Every now and then the locals have ceremonies on the beach and if you walk a little bit into the mangrove forests, you will find local fishermen and their boats.
With the black stones, which are sometimes covered with sand, Cepi Watu is definitely something to see and experience. When the sun is at the right place, the beach can give you an amazing view full with light and different colours.
– Respect nature and don’t throw any rubbish around
– From the city Ruteng, it’s only 55 kilometres or two hours away
– There are some accommodations, stalls and warungs in Borong, but just to be sure, bring your own water and some snacks
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