Welcome to Maumere
Blessed with a long, languid coastline backed by layered hills and fringed with islands, Maumere is a logical terminus to a trans-Flores tour. With good air connections to Bali and Timor, it's a gateway to Flores Timur (East Flores). Largely razed in the devastating earthquake of 1992, it's been thoroughly rebuilt and is now a busy, dusty urban hub. Thankfully, you don’t have to stay in the city, with the nicest accommodation options along the coast to the east. Divers will appreciate Maumere's ‘sea gardens’, destroyed in the 'quake but now recovered and a diving hotspot accessible from Waiara.