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Things to Do in Maumere Indonesia : Beauties of Flores

by Yoga Adi

Are you familiar at all with the name Maumere?  This capital city of Sikka regency in East Nusa Tenggara once destroyed by devastating disater from Tsunami back in 1992. A lot of people lost their homes, confuse, and lost their loved family members. Those were the dark days of Maumere.

But, many years have passed, Maumere still survives and looks even better today. The city is now known as a place for tourism in the area of East Nusa Tenggara, alongside with things to do in East Nusa Tenggara. What kind of attractions you can find there? See this list of things to do in Maumere Indonesia for more info.

1 – Koka Beach

Let’s start our journey with visiting the icon of Maumere, the Koka Beach. The beach is almost perfect with its really soft white sand and crystal clear water. People say it’s very similar to the beach in Ann Bay in West Nusa Tenggara. This the place that can be enjoyed by all people.

Location: Ende, Maumere

Opening Hours: Opens everyday

Activities that Can Be Done: Swimming, snorkeling, taking pictures, fish-harpooning

Average Cost: Free entry

Best Time to Visit: Morning and evening

2 – Bikon Blewut Museum

There’s another unique thing in things to do in Maumere Indonesia which also looks as great as things to do in Nusa Tenggara, a small place called Bikon Blewut Museum. So, this museum was founded by a Missionary from Netherland, Pastor Theodor Verhoeven. He used to dig up and found the materials from ancient age, such as the primordial men fossils, ancient tools, and even some caves.

Location: Seminari Tinggi Ledalero, Nita Village

Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Activities that Can Be Done: Watch the history of ancient time through the items

Average Cost: Rp20.000,-

Best Time to Visit: Morning

3 – Maria Nilo Maumere

The Maumere also has a religious place that looks gracious called Maria Nilo monument. The monument is a tall statue of Maria, Mother of God, the tallest statue in the land of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. This place that looks as good as things to do in Sumba is surely a must visit one.

Location: Keling Nilo hill, Waluwutik, Nita

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done: Praying, Taking pictures with the statue

Average Cost: Free entry

Best Time to Visit: Morning and Evening

4 – Sikka Church

You can also do another religious journey, visiting the old church named Sikka Church. The church was built by Pastor Y Engbers, long before Indonesia reached their independence. During the Portuguese time, the Pastor built it in order to spread the religion to the people of Nusa Tenggara.

Location: Sikka, South side of Maumere

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done: Praying, Seeing the wall decorations with traditional woven clothes

Average Cost: Free entry

Best Time to Visit: Morning

5 – Doka Village

Next one in things to do in Maumere Indonesia is Doka Village. The people of this village are famous for their creations, which is the traditional Doka woven cloth. Since the old times, they’re really popular for that, and now it’s even better. When there are tourists visiting them, the locals are welcoming with their unique traditional dance.

Location: Bola, Sikka

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done: Seeing and learning about cloth weaving method

Average Cost: No entrance fee

Best Time to Visit: Morning or Night (in case you’re staying there)

6 – Mount Egon

There’s also one location you should visit, a bit tiring one but still worth it anyway, a mountain called Mount Egon. You can see it clearly from afar, even from the villages located nearby. Even though it’s still active, but this mountain still becomes a favorite for the hikers all over the country.

Location: Waigiti, Sikka

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done: Hiking, trekking, camping

Average Cost: No entrance fee

Best Time to Visit: Morning

7 – Wairterang Beach

If the mountain is considerbaly tiring for you, maybe you can swicth to this one thing in things to do in Maumere Indonesia instead, a nice place called Wairterang Beach. This is the location where you can actually enjoy snorkeling and diving till your heart contended.

Location: Wairterang, 11km from Maumere city

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done: Snorkeling, swimming, diving

Average Cost: Rp200.000,- and Rp700.000,- for renting snorkeling and diving equipmen

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon

8 – Paga Beach

There’s also another beach called Paga Beach. But it’s not a place for diving or anything like that. Instead, this location is most suitable for hunting the culinary of Maumere. There’s a market located nearby, filled with kinds of food with the touch of Maumere spices and mostly dominated with fish meat. Totally a great location, just like things to do in Kupang.

Location: Maumere City

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done: Enjoy Maumere’s culinary, swimming, buying some dried fish in the market

Average Cost: No entrance fee

Best Time to Visit: Morning to afternoon

9 – Maumere Bay

Maumere Bay, the place where you first arrive, stepping your feet in the land of Maumere is also included in things to do in Maumere Indonesia. Aside from the ocean view, which is interesting enough, the bay has about 19 different islands you can explore. One day wouldn’t be enough.

Location: Maumere

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done: Swimming, snorkeling, island jumping

Average Cost: Rp100.000,- for boat renting

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon

10 – Kajawulu Beach

Even though the name of the plac is Kajawulu beach, but the interesting point is actually the view around it. Almost the same like hill areas in Bali, you can also see the beautiful rice terraces all around you. It’s good to see them when you finally reach the top of the nearby hill, even though it can be a bit tiring actually.

Location: Kajawulu, 24km from Maumere

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Activities that Can Be Done:

Average Cost: Rp10.000,-

Best Time to Visit: Morning

11 – Waiara Beach

And the last one in things to do in Maumere Indonesia is Waiara Beach. The beach looks very similar to Sanur beach in things to do in Sanur Bali. The difference is significant, this place is still very natural and thanks to that, it’s still beautiful. No trash, no crowds, there’s only you and the beach.

Location: Waiara, 11km from the city center

Opening Hours: Opens 23 hours

Activities that Can Be Done: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, seeing the sunset

Average Cost: Rp5.000,- for parking ticket

Best Time to Visit: Morning and Dusk

Maumere, The Heat of Flores

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