Larantuka Travel Guide

This small seaport on the eastern perimeter of Flores Island, Indonesia is a secondary launching point for journeys to Timor. A quiet city with few attractions, Larantuka is best-suited for escapists.

The pier is three miles outside of town, but everything else in Larantuka is within easy walking distance of the few hotels and restaurants. Fishing is an important local industry, and fresh seafood, especially tuna, is everywhere.

As capital of eastern Flores, Larantuka has more facilities than its neighboring communities. Most of these cater to locals, with several small churches and marketplaces onsite.

Most visitors head to Flores to explore the inland volcanic region, but there are a number of low-key coastal attractions worth checking out. Larantuka boasts beautiful beaches backed by forested mountains. Swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are all possible.

Getting There & Away

Boats depart Larantuka pier for all parts of the Indonesian archipelago, especially Kupang (13 hours). A small airstrip operates quick flights to Kupang as well. Otherwise, travelers can take a bus to Maumere (4 hours), where regular flights depart for Denpasar, Bali, where a thorough range of regional connections are offered.

Things to Do

Larantuka Attractions


Among the many sandy beaches of larantuka are weri beach and kawaliwu beach. the latter is especially picturesque at sunset.