Why visit Pemuteran Village
Pemuteran is one of the fishing villages of Bali located in the far northwest corner of the island. It hosts the largest coral reef nursery restoration project on Earth, global model for ocean conservation and community resilience.
Twenty years ago, the combined effects of climate change and the deep poverty leading to destructive fishing practices decimated three things central to community livelihoods: local coral reef ecosystems, fisheries, and a fledgling local ecotourism industry.
Facing the catastrophe, the village’s residents used their own ingenuity, grassroots organizations breathed new life into local coral reefs, jump starting the local ecotourism industry, instilled a conservation ethic, and created sustainable economic opportunities for future generations.
Culture & Local Life
Local people are aware of how important nature is for their next generation and they have deep concern for underwater nature. Most locals work as a farmer or fisherman.
The village also keeps its charm and traditional culture. Here in Pemuteran you can find some of the holy temples of Bali. The friendly and helpful local community will welcome you with warmth to discover and admire their peaceful scenic village.
Pemuteran is home to the largest artificial Biorock reef project in the world. The Coral Reef Rehabilitation project is with more than 115 Biorock structures already installed at the bottom its sea. The success of this project is attributed to the community’s participation and involvement.
Another sustainability project is the Reef Seen Turtle Hatchery, with main purpose to protect the living sea turtles and also to increase the chances for turtle hatchlings to reach maturity. This also helps to raise local awareness of the need for conservation.
Getting to Pemuteran village can be tricky but it is absolutely worth to visit. The public transportation infrastructure hasn’t build yet to bridge lots of tourist hence the laid-back atmosphere in the village.
Locals usually uses busses which can be slow and crowded. Alternatively, you can rent a car with a driver to take you to Pemuteran. A direct ride to Pemuteran village from tourist centres in the south will take about four hours depending on traffic on the coastal roads.
Pemuteran is small enough to get around by walking. Renting a scooter or bicycle is an option if you would like to up your mobility and explore the village completely.