Kleco Water Reservoir in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta


People have a different idea of spending a vacation and one of them is to visit natural attractions. In this case, Kulon Progo Regency offers more than people may expect including the one called Kleco Water Reservoir! This serene tourist site is located in Ngesong Village and belongs to Girimulyo Sub-District actually. The reservoir is considered a new tourist site and it has an easy accessibility. No wonder the number of visitors keeps increasing and more people start acknowledging its charm. The only challenge is the steep route, so it requires a good vehicle in order to get to the location.

The Nuance
In terms of size, it is true that Kleco is not as big as Sermo Reservoir. However, it features various natural beauties including the vast landscape with trees on it and hilly areas on where tourists can enjoy photography and sightseeing. Even the grandiose Merapi Mountai appears clearly from that location. When it comes to the nuance, it feels both peaceful and comfortable due to the pure fresh air of the highland. The only disappointment is the absence of food vendors and facilities on the site, so tourists should have prepared foods and drinks beforehand.

Exploring Kleco Water Reservoir
Once arriving at the location, tourists may see the moderate-sized water reservoir right away and it is surrounded by the overlay of shady trees and the view of hills on the horizon. Visitors can even see Merapi Mountain from that spot! In order to get the best scenery, though, everyone should come at the right time which is in the morning. As an alternative, they can come in the afternoon when the weather is nice and before the sunset!

Aside from sightseeing and photography, tourists can simply enjoy the nuance by sitting near to that mini water reservoir. As mentioned before, the location is at the highland so it comes with refreshing air and fresh ambiance (which is good for relaxation). Once again, it is important to come at the right time. In this case, everyone should visit only during the good weather. Otherwise, the rain may ruin the mood and prohibit everyone to enjoy activities like photography and exploration.

The next recommended thing to do in Kleco Water Reservoir is family recreation. That means people can simply come with their families and conduct eating together by the reservoir. It is allowed to carry foods and drinks to the location, as long as they take care of the trash later. Littering is highly prohibited, for sure. Here is the tip. Due to the absence of trash can, visitors can carry a plastic bag to store the trash and throw it away later.

Nearby Attractions

  • Banyu Roto Dam
  • Kedung Banteng Natural Site
  • Dipowono Peak
  • Tompak View

How to Get There
The distance between Adisucipto International Airport and Kleco Water Reservoir is 39.5 km, so the trip may take about 1 hour and 2 minutes to get there. As for the best route to take, it is definitely Godean Street. For the most efficient trip, it is recommended to hire a tour guide and use the best vehicle to get there.

Where to Stay

  • Gado-Gado BnB
  • King’s Hotel
  • Kusuma Hotel


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