LAUTEM Municipality

Lautem lies in the eastern end of the island of Timor. This municipality has great potential for terrestrial and marine tourism. The tourist attractions which are most visited by international and domestic travellers are Com, Ili Kere-kere Caves, Nino Konis Santana National Park, and the biggest lake in Timor-Leste, Ira-Lalaro.

In the Municipality of Lautem, most of the CBET enterprises are in the area of family-owned lodges. In 2007, the Ministry of Tourism provided small grants to assist a number of CBET lodge owners in enhancing the quality of service and expanding their CBET enterprises.


Com is a small village with approximately 1500 inhabitants. It is part of the sub-municipality of Moro, which is currently becoming one of the famous tourist destinations in the Lautem Municipality. The main attraction of Com is coastal and marine tourism.

Kati CBET is also located in Com and has become one of the role models for CBET initiatives, as a result of its success in management, governance, and hospitality. Meals at Kati Guest house are also of a high standard.






Valu a hamlet in Tutuala sub-municipality, where the CBET lodge Valu Sere is located. This CBET initiative was organized by the Haburas Fundation NGO, working alongside the local community. Many people visit Valu Sere because it is close to Jaco Island and it has clear crystal water for snorkeling and diving.

Valu is within the Nino Konis Santana National Park, and also has potential for trekking and bird watching, as well as visits to the caves with important ancient wall paintings, known as “Ili Kere-Kere”.








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