This southern coastal beach is framed with beautiful scene of pandanus and coconut trees. Interspersed with big pebbles, this coastal strip invites relaxing, beach-combing, and even snorkeling. The nearby fishing village as well as a Japanese shipwreck add to this beach’s uniqueness.
As there are no rough waves, it is perfect for swimming. The Japanese shipwreck bears witness to fairly recent Indonesian history. As the old villagers remember, Tonggo Beach used to be a base for Japanese soldiers during the Japanese colonization of Indonesia. Therefore, some naval ships were stationed there.
One of the vessels was attacked by allied soldiers during World War II and has remained as a wreck at Tonggo Beach ever since. The wreck can be easily seen during low tide.
How to get there
Tonggo Beach is situated on the south coast of the Nagekeo district: more precisely in the Nangaroro sub-district, which is to Nangapanda, in the Ende district. From Nangapanda, follow the Transflores Highway to Nangaroro until you pass the big Catholic church of Nangaroro on the right side. From here, you continue for around one kilometer until you arrive at the intersection. Turn left there, and follow this road for about one hour.
You will then reach Tonggo Beach, which is located on the left side − easily recognizable by the big pebbles along the beach, and the nearby houses and boats.