Located in the heart of the Mursala Nature Reserve in North Sumatra, Indonesia, Mursala Waterfalls is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Mursala itself is an island on the west side of Sumatra Island, in the Indian Ocean. The Waterfall is located in the village of Pematang Purba, it is just 7 km from the town of Sibolga. Visitors can easily access the falls by car or motorbike and enjoy stunning views on the way to the site.
One of the unique features of Mursala Falls is its proximity to the ocean. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the falls from the boat as they sail along the Indian Ocean coast. The combination of waterfalls and the sea creates a surreal and unforgettable experience for travellers.
Journey to Mursala Falls starts from Sibolga Port. From here you can board a boat and sail along the coast. On board, you can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. As the boat approaches the falls, visitors can get up close and take pictures of the cascading water and lush vegetation.
For the more adventurous travellers, swimming in the ocean pools near the waterfalls is an exciting option. However, due to strong currents and waves, swimming in sea pools is only recommended for experienced swimmers. Visitors should exercise caution and take necessary safety precautions before swimming in sea pools.
A trip to Mursala Falls is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers a combination of beautiful natural beauty and adventure. Located in the heart of the Mursala Nature Reserve and close to the Indian Ocean, this waterfall offers visitors the opportunity to relax, enjoy the stunning scenery and swim in the sea pool (for experienced swimmers). If you are looking for a unique waterfall experience in Indonesia, Mursala Waterfall is worth a visit.