Arborek Village in Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua
Lots of people have heard about Raja Ampat Regency and they want to visit it one day. Such beautiful archipelago has attracted many visitors nowadays due to its charm and natural attractions. In Arborek Island, travelers can meet the locals with its culture and unique traditional foods. Not only tourists are able to enjoy the beauty of Arborek Island, but they have an opportunity to learn the value of the local culture of Arborek People. The location is in Meos Mansar District and it is easy to reach from different locations.
Once tourists get to Arborek Village, they are able to feel the rejuvenating atmosphere. The quality of the air is excellent, after all. The settlement is located near to the sea, so the breezy wind is quite common there. Not to mention it features a formation of coconut trees and bushes, which are comforting. A wooden pier is available, featuring some gazebos for relaxation. When it comes to the houses, they look simple and traditional. On top of that, the people are friendly.
Exploring Arborek Village
The village is famous for its beautiful natural attractions and local’s daily routines. The fact is that Arborek has become a pioneer of a tourist village in West Papua Province, so the popularity is top-notch. Moreover, it has been recognized by the foreigners. This explains why visitors come from different locations, including nearby provinces and other countries. Most of them come to the village either to enjoy nautical beauty or learn the local culture. That means snorkeling and natural adventure are popular there.
Some people say Arborek Village is suitable for diving and snorkeling, as the location is near to the sea. In this case, tourists can simply reach Arborek Pier and go snorkeling there. When it comes to diving, it takes about 10 minutes to reach it. Have no worries. The villagers offer a traditional motor boat, which is called “Ketinting”, to tourists. Once they reach the divin location, they can go snorkeling directly. The best attractions are dugong, manta rays, corals, and barracudas!
What about the land attractions? Well, Arborek Village is considered small, as the size is about 7 hectares. Still, it owns a stunning landscape, especially the white sand. Next, the local houses are surrounded by coconut trees. No wonder, the nuance is quite refreshing! Apart from nautical and land beauty, the village is famous for its arts. The most interesting one is the traditional hats, which is similar to that of Mexico’s Sombrero. Villagers also produce local bags that tourists can buy. Due to this reason, it is important to carry some money prior to visiting such local settlement.
How to Get There
Arborek Village belongs to Arborek Island, which is located in Meos Mansar District. The location is near to Sorong City, after all. That means it doesn’t require much effort to reach the spot. From Sorong Port, travelers may spend about 5 hours (using a traditional boat). It takes faster if they take advantage of a speedboat, though.
Where to Stay
- Arborek Homestay
- Manta Homestay
- Lalosi Homestay
- Mansuar Island
- Pianemo Island
- Gam Island