"Welcome to Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia, the main gateway to Komodo island.
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!
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!