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Jaco Island

Jaco Island

Jaco Island One of the top destinations in East Timor has got to be Jaco Island just off the east end of Timor. It is about an 8 hour drive from Dili. A trail bike or 4×4 would be the best transport out there. A regular car could make it up to Tutuala but you […]

Com Beach Resort

Com Beach Resort

Com Beach Resort The Com Beach Resort on the beach before you get to Com is a little fancier. They have electricity, air con, and tv. There is a nice bar on the beach and the grounds are well taken care off. The management is very friendly. The rooms start at 25.00 dollars for rooms […]

Senora Rosa’s

Senora Rosa’s

Senora Rosa’s guesthouse is across the street from Sina Seaside guesthouse. Rosa is quite a character. Kind of like a New York City street hawker. They have a co-op that sells tais (traditional hand woven cloth) at her place. Some of these pieces are really quality and the prices are quite cheap. A few of […]

Alex and Angelo’s

Alex and Angelo’s

Alex and Angelos Oceanside guesthouse in Com Alex and Angelos is the first guesthouse that you come to when you enter town. It is a nice clean little place on a rocky beach. There is a small bamboo fence around the yard with a gate that they will open so you can drive your vehicle […]

Sina Seaside Guesthouse

Sina Seaside Guesthouse

Sina Seaside This would be my first choice for a place to stay but it wouldn’t hurt to have a look at all 3 guesthouses. Com guesthouse The Sina Seaside guesthouse in Com is right on the beach and costs 5.00 dollars a nite. There are 4 rooms or so and a big open space […]

Dili To Com

Dili To Com

Dili to Com The trip from Dili to Com is a great escape from the big city for the weekend. (For those who spend most of the week in Dili). The beaches between Dili and Baucau are for the most part deserted. You can just pull up anywhere on the beach and have a party […]

Unusual Plant

Unusual Plant

What is this? Rare plant This is an unusual plant that grows alongside the road near Mehare on the road to Tutuala. It’s like a stalk of bamboo with berries growing on it. There are a many unusual things in this area. A large fresh water lake Lagoa Ira Lalaro is hidden away back there […]

Com Village

Com Village

Comfort Village of Com The seaside village of Com is on the east end of Timor. Com is short for Comfort and it is spelled both ways on signs. It is about a 4 hour drive east of Dili. There isn’t a whole lot going on there but it is a peaceful place to stay […]

Tutuala – Jaco

Tutuala – Jaco

Lautem The furthest east you can go in Timor is Jaco Island. It is a place where a lot of aid workers go to get away from Dili for the weekend. The island itself is uninhabited but the local guys will ferry you across the channel and back for 5 dollars. There are some traditional […]