Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park, located in the West Flores Islands in Indonesia, is a UNESCO conservatory site where tourists can have close encounters with almost 2500 legendary Komodo dragons.
The Komodo National Park, undoubtedly Indonesia’s paradise is a well-preserved destination that brims with life — apart from the Komodo dragon, the verdant green forests are home to buffalos, deer, monkeys, different birds, and the surrounding sea is filled with turtles, manta rays, sharks, dolphins, and different kinds of fishes. On Rinca Island, tourists can see firsthand how Komodo dragons thrive in their natural habitat — if you’re lucky, you can see them in action while they are at play, or while they’re hunting prey. If you don’t see a dragon, which is rare, on your trip to the national park, you don’t need to fret because there are other scenic sights and interesting animals that would compensate for that.
Komodo National Park is located at East Nusa Tenggara.
Opening Days and Hours
Park is open anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the park is IDR 150,000 (USD 10.5)
How to Get There
- From Bali, fly to Labuanbajo.
- From the airport, hire a taxi to take you to the harbor where boats to Komodo National Park can be found.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
You can spend a minimum of three hours exploring Komodo National Park.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to schedule your trip to Komodo National Park is from April to December when the weather is particularly dry and sunny.
- Scuba Diving
- Boat Rides
Food choices around Komodo National Park are limited but you can dine in at Atlantis, a beach club offering Spanish dishes and seafood. Bring a large water bottle with you if you go hiking because tap water on the island is not potable.
- Pink Beach
- Gili Motang
Eden Beach Resort, Waecicu Beach Inn, Bajo Sunset Hostel, and Exotic Komodo Hotel offer accommodations at rates starting from USD 40 to USD 100.