Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu looks more crowded than usual, many tourists from outside sukabumi who visit to see the beauty of nature and enjoy the culinary typical of National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu such as black rice combined with fried eel and chili paste. At some points even congestion due to the density of visits that occurred in Idul Fitri holiday of 2017 this year.
According to Deri, one of the visitors, said that the distance traveled is not an excuse for not coming to this place, “lots of cool places and spots on this Geopark. While on a long vacation, why not stop by here? The price of food and lodging is still affordable “, he added.
Deni, one of the managers of the homestay, said the increased visit to Geopark Ciletuh also affected the region’s economic growth, “Alhamdulillah, the increasing number of tourist coming here, effected to the locals,” he added “locals who have homestay, restaurant and gift shop also full booked and run out continuously. Alhamdulillah”.
Deni’s statement is also approved by the chairman of PAPSI, Endang Sutisna, besides he said the increase of visits from tourists is also supposed to be able to increase environmental awareness such as not littering, “if the environment is dirty because of garbage, tourists should be aware, If necessary bring back the garbage they brought here”, said Endang.
By: Ilham Mochammad Saputra