HomeBlogs Batu Cermin Cave Batu Cermin, or Mirror Rock, is actually a tunnel or cave in a dark
stone hills of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.
Sunshine comes in through a hole in the tunnel and then bounces on the
stone walls that again reflect small lights to other areas inside the
cave like a mirror. That’s why this site is called mirror rock.
The cave is located east of Labuan Bajo harbor some four kilometers from
the town’s center. The cave has forests surrounding it where you can
find long-tailed monkeys and wild boar. Travel agencies sell tour
packages to Batu Cermin as part of a city tour program from Labuan Bajo.
Nearly all interesting sites in Labuan Bajo are located on islands
facing this harbor. Most are unoccupied and you can go there for
sunbathing, diving or snorkeling. Bidadari Island has a beautiful beach
for sunbathing. Its seas are good for snorkeling and diving. Kanawa
and Kukusan Kecil Islands are also good for snorkeling and diving. In
addition, Serayu island has white sand and beautiful corals.
You can take a rented car or travel by car from the Labuan Bajo airport
to any place on the Flores mainland. The rate depends on your
negotiation but currently it is about Rp500,000 per day. Hotels can
help you find a rented car.
For your mobility within the city, bemo’s (traditional public
transportation) and motor taxis are available, but they only operate
until 9.0 pm.. If you want to visit the nearby islands, such as to
Komodo or Rinca, rented motorboats and speed boats are available at the
Every day, there are two to three flights from Bali to Labuan Bajo by
Transnusa, IAT (Indonesia Air Transport), and Merpati. In addition,
there is a twice a week flight from Kupang. Inter-island motorboats from
Sape in West Nusa Tenggara are also available everyday (when the
weather permits), and the Pelni ship from Bali and Lombok makes a stop
over here every two weeks.