Rinca island, along with Komodo Island and Padar Island, is one of the three largest in the Komodo National Park. Located right next to Flores, Rinca is 198 kilometers long and 38 kilometers wide. While Rinca is smaller and less known than Komodo, it has a larger Komodo dragon population, with around 1300 individuals living there.
After has been 3 years of the big project which happened from 2019 to 2022, finally Rinca Island officially opened for visitors on November 2022. The new face of Rinca Island can be seen once you arrive on the Island, the boat will be moored in the new jetty and the jetty is in the shape of the letter Y which resembles the tongue of Komodo dragons. In addition, infrastructure improvements were also carried out by making an elevated track facility which is a means for tourists to explore Rinca Island and also intends to reduce direct contact between humans and the Komodo dragon so that the Komodo dragon does not feel disturbed by the arrival of tourists. Moreover, a facility for visitors has also been built. This facility is equipped with adequate support for the tourists who come to Rinca Island. From comfortable lodging to food and drinks, tourists can enjoy the best of Rinca Island while staying here. So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and visit Rinca Island!
What’s on Rinca Island?
Rinca Island, or Pulau Rinca, is an Indonesian island located within the Komodo National Park. It is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, situated between the larger islands of Flores and Sumbawa. Rinca Island is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful islands in the archipelago, with its rolling hills, lush vegetation, and stunning beaches.
The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including Komodo dragons, wild boars, monkeys, birds, and water buffalo. This makes it an ideal destination for wildlife lovers, as visitors can witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. In addition to being home to numerous species of wildlife, Rinca Island also boasts some of the best coral reefs in the area. Snorkeling and scuba diving in these waters can be an unforgettable experience.
Rinca Island is truly a paradise waiting to be explored. With its unspoiled nature and rich culture, it’s no wonder why this idyllic island has become one of the most sought-after destinations in Indonesia.
How to get there?
Pulau Rinca is a small Indonesian island found just off the coast of Labuan Bajo. The quickest way to get there is by speedboat. The best time to explore Loh Buaya gate is first thing in the morning so you can watch the sunrise on your trip. Once you’re there, you’ll need to meet up with a park ranger who will be your guide and helper throughout your trip on Rinca Island.
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