Tutuala is the easternmost village of Timor-Leste and is situated above a cliff, with great views of the coastline and the Indonesian island of Kisar. There is a "Pousada", a Portuguese guesthouse where it is now possible to stay again.
From here a rough road leads past small villages to the beach, 8 kilometres from Tutuala. From this beach, known as Pantai Walu (or Valou), the island of Jaco lies just offshore, Timor's easternmost point.
Just west of Tutuala, around the village of Mehara, are various examples of traditional houses of the Fataluku people who live in this region; this was a place of refuge for independence leader, Xanana Gusmão, the first President of Timor-Leste. The houses feature traditionally decorated roofs with shells and antlers.