Ujung GentengBogor Raya region of Western Java, Indonesia.
Ujung Genteng is a village in the far southwest of West Java province at the Indian Ocean coast. The village is in the regency of Sukabumi, about 60 km south of the regency capital Pelabuhan Ratu.
By carThere is only one main road into Ujung Genteng, from the town of Surade about 20 km to the east. Although there is a road to Surade from further east along the south coast, this is a very sparsely populated area and in practice the only way in is from the north, from Pelabuhan Ratu. From Jakarta, the route to Ujung Genteng is via Bogor and Pelabuhan Ratu (about 7 hours). From Bandung, you can drive via Cianjur and Sukabumi (also about 7 hours). The time needed for the journey heavily depends on the traffic conditions.
By busFrom Bogor's bus terminal, there is a daily bus to Surade departing at 10:00, with a one-way ticket price of Rp60,000 (2016). It is advisable to retrieve information about the bus schedule in advance, because there are no frequent buses. An alternative is to go via Sukabumi, but also from there the buses are infrequent. From Surade you must proceed in an angkot (public minivan) to Ujung Genteng harbour. In the afternoon there are only few angkots still operational, and you may opt to charter an angkot instead.
There are some angkots along the main road from Ujung Genteng harbour to the east (to Surade), but to get to any places in the surroundings, such as the Pangumbahan turtle sanctuary, public transport is no option. You can rent a motorbike or hire an ojek (motorcycle taxi). Ojek drivers can also act as a local guide (although they usually do not speak English).
Turtle Park Pangumbahanaddress: Jl. Cipinang-Gunung Batu, Pangumbahan
Even with government intervention the turtle population at Pangumbahan beach is still under threat. Coastal development such as beach-front construction, land 'reclamation' and increased tourism is threatening the turtles of Pangumbahan beach. Since 2006, illegal hotels, surf camps, and shops have dotted the protected coast line. This is a green belt zone, where development is prohibited, to allow wildlife to return and re-establish itself.
At the beaches of the turtle park, you can see turtles nesting and laying eggs. The Giant Green Sea Turtles nest throughout the year, however the peak nesting season is during the months of June-August. The Giant Green Turtles only nest at night and the ritual often finishes as late as dawn. Watch these majestic creatures haul themselves out of the ocean, dig a nest, and lay over a hundred eggs. The wardens dig up the nesting sites and transfer the eggs safely to a nursery where they incubate and hatch.
You can also see turtle hatchlings being reintroduced to the wild: every day at 17:30 the wardens release the hatchlings and ensure they get safely to the sea, and this can be watched and photographed up close.
- Surf - Around Pangumbahan beach there are seldom surfed waves for intermediate to advance surfing levels
phone: +62 877 2087 5666address: Jalan Raya Ujung GentengFish and seafood restaurant.
It is advised to not stay at the accommodations that are located right on Pangumbahan beach as these hotels are illegally built on environmentally friendly land and endanger the habitat of the turtles.
phone: +62 858 6055 5177address: Jl. Teluk BuayaHotel at the beach, with outdoor swimming pool.
phone: +62 857 2365 2821address: Batu Namprak Rt 05/09Budget accommodation about 300 m from the turtle beaches.
Pa Ujang Villaphone: +62 812 8774 252address: Jl. Kelapa Condong
Mama's Losmenphone: +62 813 8841 6965address: Jl. Cikangkung-Gunung Batu
Amandaratu Resortphone: +62 266 649 2808address: Jl. Villa Muara Amanda Ratu