Places to Visit in Ainaro, East Timor, Asia

Places to Visit in Ainaro, East Timor, Asia

Ainaro is a town situated in Ainaro District in East Timor. It is located between 9°0′ S latitude and 125°30′ E longitude, about 113 km away towards southwest of national capital Dili. Ainaro District occupies an area of 797 sq. km situated towards the southwest part of the country. Soro, Maununo, Cassa, Suro Craic, Mau-Ulo and Manutassi are the major regions of Ainaro.

Ainaro District shares its borders with Aileu District on the north, Bobonaro District towards west, Ermera District in the northwest, Cova-Lima towards southwest and Manufahi District in the south.

Ainaro, Hatu Udo, Hatu Builico, and Maubisse are the sub districts of Ainaro District. Ainaro is well known for delectable organic coffee and fragrant sandalwood trees. Agriculture and tourism are the main economy sources of Ainaro.


Culture Food and Shopping of Ainaro:

The population of the Ainaro comprises of Catholics, Protestants, and Muslims. Catholics are in higher majority, followed by Protestants and Muslims. Tetum is the official language of East Timor and also a widely spoken language all over the country including Ainaro. Also the people of Ainaro have strong familiarity of Portuguese, Malayo-Polynesian, Mambai along with Tetum.

The cuisine of Ainaro is similar to other regions of the East Timor. The popular dishes of Ainaro include Ikan sabuko, Tapai, Feijoada, Budu, Bibinka and Batar daan. The hotels and restaurants at Ainaro provide quality foods from different regions of the world like Thailand, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Italy, Burma and Japan with varieties.

Due to the visit of abundance tourists, there are plenty of handicraft centres of wood, stone and cloth shops started their operations at Ainaro to fulfill the requirements of tourists.


Connectivity to Ainaro:

Ainaro is one of the important cities of East Timor located about 113 km away from Dili, capital of East Timor. Ainaro has good road infrastructure well connected with main cities of the country namely Baucau, Ermera, Dili, Liquisa, Aileu, Lautem and Manatuto by both road and air mode of transports.

Tourists can choose taxi to reach tourist destinations of Ainaro and its nearby regions at reasonable rent. Suai Airport, Cova-Lima is one of the important airports of the country and nearest airport to Ainaro situated about 70 kms away. There are Taxis available to reach Airport at Ainaro town.


Places to see near Ainaro:


Mount Ramelau:

Mount Ramelau also known as Tatamailau is a supreme mountain in East Timor located in Ainaro District. It is located about 14 km away from the centre of Ainaro Town. Mount Ramelau is positioned between 8°54′24″ south latitude and 125°29′36″ east longitude at an elevation of 2,986 meters.


Cape Fatucama:

Cape Fatucama is a fabulous beach located in Dili, about 113 km from the heart of Ainaro. Another prime attraction of East Timor, Jesus Statue is situated in the vicinity of Cape Fatucama Beach.



Pousada is one of the favorite spots of water sports lovers placed about 190 kms from Ainaro Town. It is the big swimming pool owned by the Pousada de Baucau located in Baucau.


The list of other tourist attractions near Ainaro is as follows:

  • Mount Matebian
  • Atauro Island
  • Cool Hills
  • Saint Mary column


Ideal time to visit Ainaro:

Between May and December is the best time to visit Ainaro to watch beautiful beaches, historical buildings and archeological sites.


Accommodation options near Ainaro:

Hotels at Ainaro include the dishes from different countries like Thailand, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Italy and Australia. The hospitality services provided by the hotels of Ainaro are better compared to other regions hotels of East Timor. The prominent budget and luxury hotels in and around Ainaro are as follows:

  • Excelsior Resort
  • Timor Plaza Hotel
  • Hotel Timor
  • Hotel Esplanada
  • Dili Beach Hotel
  • Hotel Colmera
  • Dive Timor Guest House
  • Venture Hotel
  • Central Hotel
  • Albergaria do Planata
  • Tansos Hotel
  • Hotel The Ramelau

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