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Arborek is a village in Meos Mansar Subdistrict, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province, Indonesia, surrounded by white sand beaches, clear water, stunning biota views, rows of coconut trees, dances, songs and hospitality of the residents.

This village has even become a common route for tourists visiting Raja Ampat. Undeniably, Raja Ampat is famous for its underwater species richness which is home to 540 species of coral, 1,511 species of fish and 700 species of mollusks.

Dlium Arborek

Arborek village is one of the 18 most beautiful villages in West Papua that have begun to develop local regulations on community-based marine conservation.

The village is easier to reach from Sorong City to Waisai City by boat, then continues the journey using the Longbo Boat or speedboat for about two hours. Along the way are beautiful sea views, stunning blue skies, and rows of uninhabited islands.

When you reach this village, you will see the beauty of a sloping beach with clean white sand and very soft on the feet. Rows of coconut trees that thrive and produce shade. Arborek village is only about 6-7 hectares or 10 times the size of a soccer field.

The sea water is very clear, the beauty of the underwater is very easy to see even on the beach and you will immediately throw yourself into snorkeling and diving without the need to travel far to the middle of the sea.

But to see the wingtips of a manta ray appearing above the surface of the sea which is extremely clear, it takes around 15-20 minutes using a motorized boat.

The cheerful faces of the friendly villagers and women create beautiful handicrafts made from sea pandan leaves. These woven products are hats, noken bags, or mobile phones that have perfect quality.

Residents of this village also provide several homestays and traditional restaurants. They have no difficulty in providing fresh and electricity supply, but it is difficult to get a cellphone signal.



Indian rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)

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Soapbush (Clidemia hirta)

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Melinjo (Gnetum gnemon)

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