Mataru Waterfall in Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province


One thing that tourists know is that Alor Regency has tons of stunning beaches for them to explore during holidays. Well, they should not overlook the fact that the region also has other natural attractions like waterfalls. One of them is called Mataru Waterfall. As the name suggests, it is located in Legiman Village and belongs to Mataru Sub-District. The main allure is definitely the beauty. However, it is also considered one of the tallest waterfalls in Alor including Pandai and Mainang Waterfall. This explains why most visitors are likely to enjoy photography once they arrive at the site. Somehow, relaxation and nature exploration are quite recommended there.

The Nuance
Being called as one of the tallest waterfalls in Alor Regency makes Mataru Waterfall more famous over time. It is because visitors are astonished by its size and beauty. Moreover, the water pours down rapidly due to the strong water discharge. This is why visitors are able to hear a loud noise of gurgling water even from afar. In terms of nuance, the site is considered calm since the waterfall is located far from the local village. Plus, many types of plants and several big stones surround the site.

Exploring Mataru Waterfall
The first impressive thing about Mataru Waterfall is definitely its size. In terms of appearance, it is somewhat similar to that of 6-levels Mainang Waterfall. Due to the size, visitors are likely to take pictures of it either using a camera or smartphone. Thus, do not forget to carry one when heading to the site later. Also, tourists should consider coming to the site only during a good weather. Otherwise, it would be uncomfortable to take good pictures of the waterfall and other objects.

A trip to Mataru Waterfall indeed involves both a local transportation service and a short trekking. From Kalabahi City, tourists may undergo several hours to get to Legiman Village. Once arriving at the local settlement, they may spend about several minutes of walking. Have no worries. The landscape is nice and it even features various trees and shady bushes. Thus, the trekking activity would be both comfortable and fun for everyone (especially nature lovers).

Another good thing is that Mataru Waterfall features refreshing air and peaceful nuance. That means the site is suitable for relaxation and finding peace. This explains why many citizens often visit it during weekends, as they want to eradicate stresses and burdens accumulated from daily working activities. The waterfall is located in a secluded location, after all. Thus, the ambiance is quite perfect for lessening.

Nearby Attractions

  • Fuolafeng Tourist Site
  • Takpala Village
  • Bidadari Natural Pond

How to Get There
For those coming from Kupang City, they should take an airplane at El Tari International Airport and head to Alor Island Airport right away. This flight may take around 40 minutes, actually. Once arriving at Alor Regency, tourists can simply head to Mataru Waterfall by any local transportation service. Well, this trip may take about 1 hour and 10 minutes as the distance is 36.8 km.

Where to Stay

  • Pulo Alor Hotel
  • Nur Fitrah Hotel
  • Alami Alor Dive Resort


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