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Going on a much-anticipated Labuan Bajo trip? The island is a gorgeous harbor town that will be one of the highlights of your travel in Indonesia. Moreover, Labuan Bajo is merely the gateway to so many wonderful discoveries you’re going to experience in the East of Indonesia, Flores, and the lesser Sumba island. Whether you go by boat or plan to stay at a resort, Labuan Bajo of Flores is not somewhere you’d want to go without preparations to.

Before your Trip Labuan Bajo – research and research!

Flores and the lesser Sunda islands are unlike Bali in terms of development. You’ll find that it’s difficult to find signal receptions even when you’re near a town. You may also not find conveniences like mini markets so easily in some areas outside of the center of the towns. Make sure that you are ready for shortcomings such as these before you go on your Labuan Bajo trip. 

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Do sufficient research on not just the destinations or the attractions you’re planning to visit, but also how everyday things work around there. Here are some things to get started:

  • Do you plan to go by boat or land? Will you have a guide with you?
  • Is there any reliable public transportation you can count on? This is an unlikely case, so make sure that you have alternatives ready. 
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Labuan Bajo vicinity 

Chance are, if you’re embarking on a trip Labuan Bajo, you’re going to go to the Komodo National Park as well. Make sure that you have enough preparations for everything. Here are some of the most popular attractions where Labuan Bajo is the gateway to:

  • Rinca Island 
  • Kalong island                                                                                      
  • Rangko Cave 
  • Kelor Island 

Avoid the upscale places 

A large part of traveling, not to mention, to a place as fascinating as Labuan Bajo, is experiencing the local cuisines culture. And you simply won’t the same experience when you go to places like Le Pirate, or Mediterraneo of Labuan Bajo. We don’t mean to avoid them altogether; it’s perfectly okay for you to go and enjoy yourself; just remember to make time to explore the local warungs and rumah makan to discover the authentic local taste. Not only you’ll find delicious food at a fraction of the price, you’ll also get to experience a more authentic way of discovering this little town.

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Bring cash!

Labuan Bajo Flores, while gaining popularity with tourists from all over the world, is not quite like Bali. For both good and not so good reasons. Don’t expect ATM machines to turn up at every corner, or finding convenience stores that allows you to your your credit cards easily. Make sure that you bring a good chunk of cash with you to prepare. Flores is still largely 

Visit the fish markets of Labuan Bajo 

Whether you stay at a resort or go on a sailing trip Labuan Bajo, make sure that one of the places listed in your itinerary would be visiting the fish markets of Labuan Bajo. A journey will not be complete without a satisfying plate of good food.