About Santo

 

Village de Santo is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Santo exhibits a slow pace and a chance to experience the many natural wonders and exquisite beaches of the island.

Due to its size and its mountains, Santo has the greatest expanses of original rainforest and is home to colorful butterflies, tropical birds and beautiful orchids. Huge Kauri trees remain in the mountainous forests of the southwest. Days can be spent exploring untouched rainforest and visiting relatively untouched cultures.

Vathe conservation area is a must for enjoying the natural beauty of a protected rainforest. It is located at the southern end of Big Bay and was the first National Park ever created in Vanuatu. A memorial to Pedro De Quiros, the first European to discover Vanuatu in 1606 is located on the beach close by.

Loru Rainforest is located on the east coast and supports a rich diversity of species; it is home to many endemic species.

Thanks to Millennium Challenge Corporation and New Zealand Aid, Santo now has 58km of sealed road. The Rehabilitation of the road has opened up the East Coast from Luganville to Port Orly giving Santo inhabitant’s new opportunities for economic growth and community activity.

There are also caves to explore such as Millennium Caves and beautiful waterfalls and Blue Holes to swim in.

Santo is known as the adventure Island of Vanuatu and rich in ancient culture.

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