Enchantment of Arborek, The Cleanest Tourist Village in West Papua

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Raja Ampat is indeed famous for its stunning beauty. The underwater charm is so tempting to explore.

One of the tourist villages that can be found in Raja Ampat is Arborek Village. Quoting Pesona Indonesia Instagram, here a traveler can spend the night at a beachfront home stay, eat fresh seafood such as Sinole, Papuan cakes from Aeowon to Papeda, snorkeling to diving in a beautiful marine park along with manta rays.

Arborek tourist village Photo: (Jadesta Kemenparekraf)

Don’t forget that you can also buy souvenirs from creative products made by the women of Arborek Village. There are noken bags, bracelets to topics in the form of manta rays. His handicrafts are already well known to foreign countries and are the hallmark of Raja Ampat.

Arborek Tourism Village has been nominated for the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award (ADWI) from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. Interestingly, Arborek is the cleanest village in West Papua.

The location is in Meos Mansar District, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua. The distance is about 3-4 hours from Sorong City, then continue using a speed boat for approximately two hours.

Quoted from the Tourism Village Board (Jadesta) website from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Arborek has an area of โ€‹โ€‹7.2 hectares with a population of 44 families. Most of the population make a living as fishermen and entrepreneurs in the tourism sector.

Well, another attraction is the residents who are very aware of cleanliness and uphold the existing conservation values. In 2017, this village won the 1st place award for the cleanest village in the province of West Papua, and also won the ISTA award from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in 2017 as a village that utilizes the values โ€‹โ€‹of environmental awareness and tourism to support the community’s economy. Meanwhile, in 2018, ISTA awarded him the title of one of the Cultural Villages.

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