ASPIRING PANGANDARAN GEOPARK TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Purpose: the main focus in this research is to identify and map geological and non-geological potentials based on three main pillars in the development of geoparks, namely geodiversity, biodiversity and cultural diversity
Research methods: The method used in this research is qualitative research with a case study design. While the analysis techniques used are interactive models and map analysis, using Arcgis 10.3.
Results and discussions: The results showed that in addition to geological sites, many non-geological sites can be developed into geotourism attractions with high cultural and biodiversity values.
Conclusion: Geotourism in Pangandaran Regency has enormous potential which is the basis for the formation of the Aspiring Geopark Pangandaran with the principle of sustainable development.
Keywords: aspiring geopark, geotourism, geopark, Pangandaran Regency, sustainable tourism