21 x Things To Do in Komodo, Flores

21 x Things To Do in Komodo, Flores

21 x Things To Do in Komodo, Flores

Labuan Bajo is a great upcoming little town on the western tip of Flores. Labuan Bajo is the entrance port to the incredible Komodo Islands in Komodo National Park. Tourism had a huge push in 2015 after Komodo Airport opened. We recommend spending two days in Labuan Bajo and three days or more on the water inside Komodo National Park. Read about all the things to do in Komodo.

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Things To Do in Komodo, Flores

The town Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park together offer so many great things to do. Komodo is a short 1-hour flight from Bali and great to combine with your 3-week Bali Route.

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1. Explore the local life

Labuan Bajo is a small town where the tourism industry has taken a huge step over the last few years. Life outside Labuan Bajo town is very basic but beautiful to see for yourself. Rent a motorbike and drive through the villages. Expect surprised faces of the people living there, and once you start waving, friendly smiles are their kind answer. One of our favorite things to do in Komodo was trying to interact with locals.

Tip: Renting a motorbike costs about 60K IDR (4 USD) per day.

things to do komodo flores local village

2. Find secret viewpoints

You don’t have to visit one of the Komodo Islands to have a beautiful view. A 30-minute motorbike ride out of town through the local villages and over a dusty road takes you to a beautiful viewpoint. This is the exact location.

➳ Find hotels in Labuan Bajo

things to do komodo sunset point

3. Eat at La Casuna

Labuan Bajo hosts a very good Italian restaurant, owned by an Italian. Get ready for a yummy pizza!

things to do komodo flores pizza

4. Walk on a sandbar

In the middle of nowhere, a small white sand island pops up. There are loads of small sand banks around the Komodo Islands. Some even disappear during high-tide.

➳ Also read: 8-day Java Route Guide  

things to do komodo flores island

5. Staircase to Heaven

A good place to watch the sunset near Labuan Bajo town is the Staircase to Heaven, also called Bukit Cinta. It is an easy 8-minute drive outside of town and the staircase is easy to walk up. ➳ Must read: 3-week Indonesia Route


6. Eat at the fish market

Loads of small food stalls preparing a wide selection of seafood. Enjoy fresh and affordable fish at the market in Labuan Bajo. It is open daily right after sunset.

7. Chill at a rooftop pool

Labuan Bajo owns a few cool places to hang around, relax and spend your day. One of those places is the rooftop pool of Le Pirate. They serve delicious drinks and tasty snacks and offer a beautiful view over the harbor.

labuan bajo rooftop pool

8. Spot the Komodo Dragon

Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park inIndonesia thank his popularity to the Komodo Dragon. The world’s largest lizard only lives in Komodo National Park, mainly on Rince island. Yes, they are as dangerous as they look.

➳ Read more: Komodo Islands and the Komodo Dragons

things to do komodo flores dragon

9. Hike up Padar Island

Padar Island is a must do when visiting the national park. It is the third largest island in Komodo National Park and together with Rinca Island home to the Komodo Dragon.

things to do komodo flores padar viewpoint

Padar island has a handful of spots to hike up to. The highest point gives a 360-degree view over the entire island. We spotted loads of wild deer from one of the viewpoints.

➳ Also read: 3-week Bali Route

10. Snorkel with Manta Rays

At Komodo National Park it is possible to snorkel or dive with Manta Rays year-round. During rain season, you will be guaranteed to snorkel with these impressive animals.

things to do komodo flores manta rays

11. Experience a million bats in the sky

The sky filled with a million bats leaving the mangrove right after sunset. A highlight of the things to do in Komodo.

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12. Wander on a pink beach

Another natural wonder in this national park is the pink beaches. White sand mixed with tiny pieces of red coral makes the beach look pink.

things to do komodo flores pink beach

13. Do a multi-day boat trip in Komodo National Park

Spending one or more nights on a boat, waking up in the middle of the national park, local delicious meals, and having fewer tourists around you is an experience of a lifetime. Loads of companies offer these tours from Labuan Bajo in any kind of comfort.

➳ Read more: Komodo Islands tour

things to do komodo flores sunset boat

14. Visit Rangko Cave

Rango Cave is relatively close (1.5-hour) to Labuan Bajo town. After the motorbike drive, you need to take a boat that takes you into the cave. Visiting the cave is not possible when there is too much wind.

15. Swim with sea turtles

Like Mantas, turtles aren’t hard to spot in the national park. Diving or snorkeling doesn’t matter, you should be able to see them pop-up their heads everywhere. ➳ Must read: 3-week Indonesia Route

Please: Never touch the animals.

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16. Sunrise on a boat

Is there any better way to wake up in Komodo than experiencing sunrise from your bed?

things to do komodo flores sunrise bed

17. Get the absolute best sushi

One of our biggest surprises while visiting Labuan Bajo was having incredible sushi. Honestly, the best we had in a few years. Don’t miss Happy Banana in Labuan Bajo!
Yes we know the name doesn’t sound very promising. :’)

18. Walk around Labuan Bajo Town

Labuan Bajo is a small town, you are able to walk around in 30 minutes. From the main street, take a look in the small side streets and walk at the boulevard near the water.

➳ Find hotels in Labuan Bajo

labuan bajo town

19.  Brekkie and coffee at Bajo Bakery

The best coffee and breakfast place in Labuan Bajo is Bajo Bakery. Quite a lot of space and they even offer WiFi if you really need this.

labuan bajo breakfast

20. Snorkel at Batu Bolong

In the middle of the water is a small rock with a hole in it. Batu Bolong is a 60-meter deep rock offering world-class snorkeling and diving.

things to do komodo flores snorkeling

21. Dive at world-class reef

Komodo National Park is the place to do dive if you are a diver. Expect millions of fish in all forms, colors, and sizes.

05/02/2019 https://www.saltinourhair.com/indonesia/things-to-do-komodo-flores/
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  • Sally Hipacus

    Hi, i would like to ask where did you rent the white blue boat you used? In the picture. Looks so great! Would like to know the rental place n price. Pls let me know thanks :)

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