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Flores Travel Guide  

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Flores, spread over an area of 14,300 square Kms., is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is bounded by Sulawesi to the north (beyond the Flores Sea), Sumba to the south (across the Sumba strait), Komodo and Sumbawa to the west and the Alor Archipelago and Lembata to the east. Flores is towards the north-west of Timor.

As per the 2003 census, the population of Flores was 1.6 million. In the 16th century, traders and missionaries from Portugal arrived in Flores and their influence can still be experienced in the culture and language. Although, there are several languages spoken in this place, all of these belong to the Austronesian family.

This place has a dry and wet season that alternate each year. Generally, the wet season is from November to March and the dry season from April to October. However, the transition periods between these seasons may shift.

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Reviews Flores

komodo dragon as the place where we can see komdodo dragon in rela habitat
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Let join us to Flores to see our untouched place in flores and around komodo island, komodo now as the best destination is western part of flores and main land of flores with many mountain still actif the volcanos. For... more your travel please contact the local guide or some travel agent to organizer your trip to Flores.
Gerd Kellermann, Vienna, Austria
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : The most beautiful island of Indonesia - and I know quite a lot of them: impressive landscape volcanoes, lakes, tallest bamboo I know, interesting villages; mediocre food, low class accomodation.
Not to be missed Komodo & Co , Volcanoes , Bajawa & trek to Wawomuda
Gerd K Kellermann
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Tourism still in the developing (backpacker) stage - so still some adventure left, and not so many tourists.
Not to be missed Komodo & Co , Volcanoes , Diving
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