Larantuka is the capital of Flores Timur. This coastal town used to be a naval base for trade and a central point for colonialization and clerical activities in Eastern Indonesia. Nowadays, Larantuka is still an important connecting port to the neighboring islands and the center of economic activities in the Flores Timur district, attracting many people from the neighboring villages to make a living in the town. Having a long Catholic history, Larantuka hosts the famous Katedral Reinha Rosari. This cathedral, together with the two well-known chapels Kapela Tua Ana and Kapela Tuan Ma, are centers of activity during the famous Larantuka Easter procession. During Easter, this laid-back city turns into a busy and lively place bursting with pilgrims from all over the world.

Facilities

There are a few hotels and restaurants in Larantuka. Most of them are located in the downtown area. 

How to get there

Larantuka is located at the Transflores 'highway'. From Maumere it takes a 3-hour drive (about 127km).  

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Upcoming Event

  • June 17 to 20, 2014
    The 2nd KOMODO TRAVEL MART scheduled to be held in Kupang, June 17th to 20th, 2014. With the theme “EXPLORE THE HIDDEN TREASURES”, this event is aimed to invite participants to explore East Nusa
  • June 10-14, 2014
    The Island of Bali is prepared and ready to host the 1st BALI & BEYOND TRAVEL FAIR (BBTF) 2014 – unparalleled strategic “Buyer Meets Seller” platform. The only B2B Travel Fair in Indonesia,
  • May 9th to 12th, 2014.
    The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will present the Wonderful Adventure Indonesia: Asia Pacific Hash 2014 to take place in Bali from 9th to 10th May 2014.and Labuan Bajo, Flores, East Nusa