Rinca IslandKomodo island is maybe more popular, but in fact, there are a lot of people who are interested and visiting Rinca island. There are many reasons why they prefer to visit this island such as this island is closer to Labuan Bajo and the number of Komodo on Rinca Island is more than on the other islands.

Rinca Island is located in the West Manggarai District, Nusa Tenggara Timur. In addition, Komodo lives in 4 places that are included in the Komodo National Park. Those places are Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Gili Motang, and Nusa Kode. You need about 2 hours long if you planned to use land transportation to get to the entrance of this Rinca Island, Loh Buaya, or crocodile bay from Labuan Bajo.

Rinca Island is for about 19,000 hectares wide and it has for about 2,318 population of Komodo. This number is more than the Komodo Island had (with 2,126 population of Komodo). However, many tourists are usually wanting to visit these both island, the Komodo and Rinca Island to make their vacation is complete.

What can you see in Rinca Island?

Rinca Island is the second biggest island in Komodo National Park. Furthermore, it is part of Komodo National Park famous as a habitat of the giant lizards in the world. Meanwhile, the island’s surface consists of limestone hills with wide savanna where the Komodo Dragons love to stay in. Moreover, there are other species of wild animals living together on this island such as water buffalo, monkeys, wild boars, deer, birds, etc.

In addition, Rinca Island is one of the famous tourist destinations to discover the big reptiles of Komodo living freely on the land. The popular activity for travelers is an exciting trekking adventure through the island to explore and discover Komodo dragons, other wildlife, and spectacular landscape.

Loh Buaya on Rinca island is a small bay where crocodiles wildly living in this place. Loh Buaya is coming from the local word where Loh means bay, while Buaya is a crocodile. Since the crocodiles found in this bay then slow down this area is called Loh Buaya or Crocodile Bay. Furthermore, Loh Buaya is the only arrival jetty of Rinca Island where the boats usually docked at this place.

There is a wooden bridge in front of the entrance gateway to facilitate the tourists to visit the island. Meanwhile, Rinca island is the easiest island to find Komodo dragons due to we can find the Komodo when we arrive at this island. There are also several trekking adventures available through this island to discover the Komodo Dragons on the island.

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