Labuan Bajo, Flores island – Indonesia

Labuan bajo is a small fishing village, the capital of the regency Mangarai Barat, in West Flores, Indonesia.

Labuan Bajo  is now a busy bustling epicenter of tourism, but don’t let that fool you, this small, dusty town does not have much to offer within the city limits itself. It is, however, the launching point for impressive trips to Komodo Island and Rinca Island, home of the famous Komodo dragons. Besides spotting the Varanus komodensis, the main attraction in this area is the extraordinary marine life. Komodo archipelago is indeed a paradise for both divers and snorkellers. Several islands within a hour by boat from Labuan Bajo offer great diving and snorkeling opportunities: Bidadari island, Seraya Island, Sabolo Island to the North of Labuan Bajo, Kanawa and Sebayur island to the West. Southward, on the route to Rinca there is Kalong Island house of a colony of “flying foxes”, huge bats that can be seen flying away in thousands at dusk.

Text sources: www.florestourism.com, http://wikitravel.org/en/Labuan_Bajo

Labuan Bajo,

Flores island

Komodo tours

Flores, Indonesia