Tourist Places to Visit in Lolotoe, East Timor, Asia

Tourist Places to Visit in Lolotoe, East Timor, Asia

Lolotoe is a town and the capital of Lolotoe sub district of Bobonaro District in East Timor. It is placed between 8°55′ S and 125°15′ E, about 187 kms from the southwest of the national capital, Dili. Deudet, Gildapil, Guda, Lebos, Lontas, Lupai, Opa and Lupal are the sucos of Lolotoe sub district. The main city of Bobonaro District ‘Bobonaro’ is placed 28 kms away from Lolotoe Town.

Coffee production is the major business activity of Lolotoe. Also the people of Lolotoe have the best knowledge in producing rice and maize. Lolotoe houses few educational institutions, health centres and shops as well.


Cuisine, Culture and Shopping in Lolotoe:

Tetum and Portuguese are the general languages spoken by the natives of Lolotoe. Also the people speak the Malayo-Polynesian languages Bunak and Kemak along with English. Christians are higher in majority in Lolotoe, followed by Muslims and other minor communities.

Due to the abundance availability of fish, most of the people use fish to prepare their daily diet. Frozen chicken is very famous among the regions of Lolotoe and is available at affordable cost in major supermarkets of nearby cities. Watermelons, bananas, papaya, coconuts and mangoes are the sweet fruits available in Lolotoe.

Batik and embroidered clothes are very much famous in Lolotoe and its surrounding regions. Also don’t forget to purchase woodcarvings and silverwork handicraft products in the shops of Lolotoe. Lolotoe houses few Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian food corners along with traditional food centres.


How to reach Lolotoe?

There are two ways to reach Lolotoe from foreign countries mainly through airways and sea way. Compared to sea way, airway is the best mode to reach Lolotoe. Suai Airport, Cova-Lima is the closest Airport to Lolotoe placed at a distance of about 40 kms. Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport is the country’s major airport located 132 kms away from Lolotoe.

One can select taxi and buses to move within the city and to visit nearby regions and tourist destinations as well.


Places to see near Lolotoe:


Portuguese Fort:

More than 400 years old Portuguese Fort is located in Balibo in Bobonaro District, 66 kms away from Lolotoe. It was built with Portuguese architecture and is still remains strong.


Cape Fatucama:

Cape Fatucama is a fabulous beach located in Dili, about 180 km away from the centre of Lolotoe. Another major attraction of Dili ‘Jesus Statue’ is placed in the vicinity of Cape Fatucama Beach. So dual benefits to tourists to enjoy the beauty of two top attractions in a single place.

Mount Ramelau:

Mount Ramelau also known as Tatamailau is the highest mountain in East Timor positioned in Ainaro District. It is sited about 75 kms away from the heart of Lolotoe Town. Mount Ramelau is located between 8°54′24″ south latitude and 125°29′36″ east longitude at a height of 2,986 meters above the mean level of sea.


Other tourist attractions present near Lolotoe include:

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


Best time to visit Lolotoe:

From May to November is the ideal time to visit Lolotoe, between these months there are several cultural events organized in Lolotoe.


Accommodation Options near Lolotoe:

There are several budgeted hotels and star hotels available for accommodation purpose near Lolotoe. The prominent hotels situated near Lolotoe are as follows:

  • Hotel Pousada Maliana
  • Hotel Risky
  • Tansos Hotel
  • Eastern Dragon Hotel
  • California Hotel-Dili
  • Central Hotel
  • Elizabeth Dili 2000 Hotel
  • Sebastiao Hotel
  • Sands Motel
  • Vila Mata Ruak
  • Hotel Rao
  • Timor Village Hotels
  • Vitoria Losmen
  • Hotel Pousada Maliana
  • Maun Alin Guest House
  • Tansos Hotel

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