Welcome to Bajawa
Framed by forested volcanoes and blessed with a cooler climate, Bajawa is a laid-back and predominantly Catholic hill town. Perched at 1100m above sea level, it's the de facto trading post of the local Ngada people and a great base from which to explore dozens of traditional villages or to stay put and mingle with locals. Gunung Inerie (2245m), a perfectly conical volcano, looms to the south, where you’ll also find active hot springs. Wawo Muda is another favourite thanks to its Kelimutu-esque lake, left behind after an eruption in 2001.