When it comes to popular tourist destinations from the past couple of years, Indonesia is definitely among the top contenders. It has quite a lot to offer, whether you’re just a traveler or an explorer who wants to learn a bit of history and culture.
And despite the fact that most tourists opt to just visit Bali and be done with it, we’ve got another idea for you – Komodo National Park.
The national park comprises three major islands, Padar, Rinca, and Komodo, and is located within the Lesser Sunda Islands geographically. The goal behind the national park was mainly to protect the Komodo dragon, which is the largest species of lizards that still lives, but UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site eleven years after it was originally founded, in 1980.
But here you can also spot much more of the amazing and endemic wildlife and enjoy untouched nature. You can also witness a natural phenomenon that makes Komodo Beach a pink paradise.
So if you are thinking of visiting, here is a bit of geography, as well as information on when to visit it and what you should do when there.
Location & Climate
The Komodo National Park has quite a few islands on its territory. Padar, Rinca, and Komodo are the largest ones, but there are also 26 smaller islands scattered throughout, for a total area of 1,733 kilometers square.
Terrain-wise, the islands are all rather rugged, with steep hills that reach rather high altitudes. And when it comes to the climate, the area within the park is considered to be among the driest climates in the entire country.
If you visit during the dry season, which is from May until October it’s a prime time for destinations like and you can expect temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius.