Visiting the Fish Market during Open Trip Labuan Bajo

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Going on an open trip Labuan Bajo won’t be complete without visiting the fish markets. Known as a small, charming harbor town, Labuan Bajo has plenty to offer when it comes to seafood fresh straight out of fishermen’s boats. Ready to discover and nom at delightful sea morsels during your ailing trip Labuan Bajo of Flores? 

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Open Trip Labuan Bajo: Bask in the hustle bustle of the market 

Visiting the fish market is one of the best activities you could do even if you only have a one day trip Labuan Bajo and your itinerary would head elsewhere. Aside from fresh fishes, it’s an excellent opportunity for you to talk to the locals and be a part of the fascinating everyday life of the people of Flores. Witness how the market is bustling with people and life. Visiting new destinations is all about authentic local experiences. 

Savor the freshest seafood dishes straight from the fishers’ boat 

What better way to eat your seafood than freshly caught and cooked to perfection? It’s one of the most delightful (or should we say, tasteful?) experiences in Labuan Bajo. Whether it’s salmon, tuna, squid, or whatever you’re in the mood for, get ready for a feast. Enjoy your seafood with the Indonesian traditional sambal and the delightful spices that perfectly compliments the freshness of your meal. 

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Find sellers that offer cooking the seafood you just bought. Some stalls offer grilling the seafood, along with the rice and the flavorful sambal for you to enjoy on the spot. Enjoy a freshly caught lobster and see it prepared, cooked, and served right in front of you. A visit to the fish market in your open trip Labuan Bajo may just be one of the highlights of your travel. 

Observe the locals interacting and bargaining 

Going to a Pasar (traditional market) market in Indonesia is an experience on its own. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted, as the occasional shoving, the smell of morsels, and the apparent lack of hygiene in general would definitely put tourists off. But the experience of going there by yourself during open trip Labuan Bajo to purchase these fresh fishes yourself is a great learning experience. 

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Don’t forget the fruit juices to accompany your meal 

Aside from the delicious seafood you’re having here, make sure to get to the fruit stall that sell juices as well. The selections of tropical fruits you’ll be able to taste in its freshest state is delightful. Whether it’s mango, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, banana, or mix juices you’re planning to get, the tangy-fruity taste compliments the meal and freshen your tongue after a hearty seafood meal. Alternatively, if you see a stall that sells coconuts? Go there and have one big glass of coconut water along with its meat prepared for you. By the end of the visit, you’re going to have a full, happy stomach. 

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How to get to Labuan Bajo fish market 

Labuan Bajo is a harbor town; so once you get to the harbor, the first fish market waiting for you is  just a walk away. There are several fish markets that you can get to; TPI Labuan Bajo in Kampung Ujung, Fish Market of Jalan Soekarno Hatta, and then a Night Food Market that opens at 5 pm just beside it. 

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