“Catholicism and supernatural beliefs are practiced at the same time in Flores.”
Flores island, located in east portion of Sunda Lesser islands, can be likened to a country. The 14,300 km²-wide island is occupied by tens of ethnic groups which form separate communities with distinctive characteristics and traditions. Most of the people are very conservative that they continue living in isolated ancient villages up on highlands. Visiting the villages, somehow, will give you an experience of getting back in time.
“As a laid-back island, best kept secret attractions are everywhere to be discovered in Flores.”
Catholicism and supernatural beliefs are practiced at the same time in Flores. The people go to churches every day. However, at different time, they’ll host rituals to honor their ancestors’ spirits and gods. Acculturation between Catholicism and tradition is best exemplified by Semana Santa. Partake in the event and experience the sacred Easter welcoming tradition that only exists in Flores.
As a laid-back island, best kept secret attractions are everywhere to be discovered in Flores. Smoking volcanoes, unique rice fields and crater lakes will be surely encountered during your overland trip. Go further to the remote areas and find hidden beaches and unexplored waterfalls resting in peace.
Below we provide you with brief information on must-visit attractions in Flores.