Apar Tourism Village in Pariaman City, West Sumatra is one of the 50 selected tourism villages in the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award competition. The competition was initiated by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. There were 50 tourism villages selected from a total of 1,831 participants. Currently, the Jury’s council of the competition along with Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno are directly visiting the 50 tourism villages. According to Minister Sandiaga Uno, the Apar tourism village has great tourism potential, starting from its beautiful and clean beaches, mangrove tracks, to turtle conservation. In addition there is also STIB, Baruak College of Science which is also interesting enough.
At Baruak College of Science, the local people train monkeys to pick coconuts and pick the best ones and then give them to tourists. Traveling to this Apar Tourism Village, you can also enjoy the shade of the mangrove forest by adventuring mangrove tracking, and taking pictures at an instagrammable spot gazebo. You can also explore the mangrove forest by canoe, visit the viewing tower and witness the animals at the Apar tourism area. One of which is the hatchling (turtle baby). Here, there is a turtle breeding area adjacent to the Apar Pariaman Mangrove Park area.
The Apar Tourism Village has also a stretch of blue and clean beach, and a beautiful sunset. Here, you can also enjoy the culinary specialties. The culinary that characterizes the Apar Tourism Village is processing mangrove fruit into drinks and food. For crafts, there is embroidery with gold thread and banana stem crafts. You can buy the gold thread embroidery or banana stem crafts as gifts for someone you love.