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Labuan Bajo, Pulau Flores


"Selamat datang di Labuan Bajo, Pulau Flores, gerbang menuju Pulau Komodo.

Umumnya wisatawan berkunjung ke Labuan Bajo dengan menggunakan sarana transportasi udara, walaupun ada juga yang menggunakan kapal laut atau membawa kendaraan sendiri dari Bali dan Lombok. Jika Anda menggunakan sarana udara, bandara Komodo relatif kecil sehingga tidak sulit untuk menuju tempat pengambilan bagasi dan pintu keluar, maupun dalam hal mencari taksi bandara. Harus diingat bahwa tidak ada restoran atau kafe di area pengambilan bagasi maupun boarding gates keberangkatan. Jika Anda belum mengatur penjemputan dari hotel, taksi bandara dapat dipesan secara resmi melalui counter taksi di area pengambilan bagasi. Harga atau tarif sudah tercantum di banner counter taksi tersebut (berdasarkan jarak tempuh atau tujuan Anda).

Bandara Komodo sendiri terletak "dalam kota", karena kota Labuan Bajo sendiri berukuran kecil. Umumnya hotel-hotel berada dalam radius 15 menit dari bandara (dengan kendaraan). Beragam hotel terdapat di kota Labuan Bajo, dari hotel budget hingga hotel berbintang. Jika Anda belum menentukan dimana Anda akan menginap, Anda bisa mencari hotel dengan harga paling murah dengan mencari via Booking.com dibawah ini (Booking.com adalah salah satu agen booking hotel terkemuka di dunia).


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Travelling within the town can be done on foot or by taking the angkot, a minivan that costs you Rp. 5,000 one way (make sure you have the Indonesian currency with you, which you can withdraw from numerous ATMs downtown). Angkot can be hailed anywhere and most of the time the driver will even drop you off at your hotel lobby (if along the route). If you decide to go on foot, Labuan Bajo is not yet pedestrian friendly town. Many areas don’t have proper pedestrian ways and the road can be dusty during dry season. Streets “out of town” are not lit at all, so if your hotel is a little far from the town center, you may need to bring a torch or use your mobile phone flashlight!



Shops selling basic needs are also available in Labuan Bajo. There are two bigger shops that sell pretty much everything you may need to survive while on vacation, and reasonably priced, if not cheap to certain countries standards!

Eateries are not an issue in Labuan Bajo. There is a fine dining Italian restaurant called Made in Italia that charges rather reasonable prices (compared to European standards) - you can find this restaurant in Google Maps! Apart from European dishes, there are plentiful restaurants that serve Indonesian dishes. Most of the restaurants are located near the harbour. Your hotels usually also serve food and beverages.


If you haven’t made any booking for your Komodo island trip, there are many agencies in Labuan Bajo “city center” that offer daily trips or overnight trips to Komodo and surrounding islands. Packages are lots cheaper than you might find in the internet, but arranging in advance is recommended, particularly during holiday seasons, for guaranteed boats.


Enjoy your trip in Labuan Bajo!