Flores island Indonesia is small and narrow volcanic island became part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Outdoor and conquered by the Portuguese in the 16th century, very beautiful and very populated, enjoying the eye of curious tourists.
This tropical island is not very known in comparison to Bali or Java, but fraught with rich flora and fauna. Earthquakes are frequent in this part of the world. Even the last big earthquake in 2009 killed 2,500 inhabitants of Flores island.
The main landmark of Flores island is Kelimutu National Park. This park is visited by tourists because of the world famous lakes colored (red, green and blue lake). They are located next to each other at a height of 1700 meters, close to the peak Kelibara 1731 meters. Built trail around the lakes. The water is acid composition and life practice in them will not.
In Kelimutu National Park has several endemic species of rodents and remnants of jungle that has been destroyed by man in recent years and turned into rice plantations. The population density on Flores island is very high and obviously to look for new ways to find food.
In the western part of the island is ideal for diving and whale watching sharks. You can relax on the lake Sanonggoang and build tent camping. There are country roads around the lake for cycling. Another famous landmark is Mount Egon volcano 1703 meters.
The path to the caldera of the volcano is steep and rocky, but with a little more effort to overcome. The other volcano is Mount Inerie 2245 meters. The largest city on the island of Flores is a town Maumere. Located in the eastern part of the island, densely populated and pleasant to view.
This is the most convenient place used by tourists as a starting point to any place on the island of Flores. Here you can find inexpensive seafood and quiet place to enjoy the black sand beaches. Most often you can rent a little cabin for sleeping or to build tents to the beach.
Good option for exploring the entire island and relatives of his smaller islands is to rent a larger boat at a good price. Even if there is an option to dive in the beautiful warm waters of one of the many lagoons. Marine life very friendly except sharks. Personally, my most loving exotic beach Ketebe beach near Robek Manggarai.
Palm trees are near the shore and the sand is fine, white. Year-round water is crystal clear and warm. There were no settlements and peace is guaranteed. To the west lies the island of Bali and the island of Commodus. The last listed island is famous for the largest lizard komodo dragon.