Deserted beach near Aimere between Bajawa and Ruteng, Flores

Deserted beach near Aimere between Bajawa and Ruteng, Flores

Deserted beach near Aimere between Bajawa and Ruteng, Flores


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Offering tremendous views to Gunung Inerie, the industrious town of Bajawa marks (more or less) the half way point between Ruteng and Ende and is most commonly used as a base to visit the Ngada village of Bena, a 30-minute trip from town, under the shadow of the same peak.

Like other mid-sized towns in Flores, Bajawa itself has little to recommend it. There is a large market, and the views to Gunung Inerie are outstanding -- as is the scenery in either direction when approaching here -- but other than that... well, there simply isn't much to do downtown.

The best of Bajawa's feeble selection of hotels along with a couple of tourist-friendly restaurants are on the outskirts of town, so most travellers tend to base themselves there -- it is only a five-minute walk into the centre of town.

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