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Port-Vila has some nice beaches and swimming, and a decent number of travelers making their way through Vanuatu stop by Port-Vila to check them out. The most popular attraction in Port-Vila is the Cascade Waterfalls. Take some time to explore this Port-Vila travel guide to find out more about what to see and do, as it could be worth a visit.
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When you go to Vanuatu first you notice its stunning nature. In some point, when breathing that fresh air and admiring that beautiful turquoise sea, you hear this strong *kiss*noice and if you're a woman you might wonder: "Who dares to call me so obscenely?!" But don't get offended, the locals use this call instead of a whistle. They even stop the taxis with it! (I don't know how common this is elsewhere in the world, but it was new to me and I wish I could do it)

People in Port Vila and Vanuatu general are very beautiful and when you get to know them you find them very relaxed, funny and happy people. They'll propably introduce you to the rootdrink 'kava' which tastes and looks like mud and makes your tongue go numb and if you're brave enough to drink few glasses, you should become quite relaxed or should I say fairly merry. You can find it in stores, but if you want to try it with the locals just follow stormlamps.
You should also taste Vanuatu's special treat: coconut crab. It is absolutely divine, but quite expensive too. It is also selled fresh sometimes in the Marketplace, where you find all the basic and exotic veges, fruits and flowers.
You'll propably notice that all the imported products are very often more expensive than in your own country. That's because there can be imported only a little, 'cause there's not much buyers and it's quite far at the ocean. Vanuatu is still quite primitive country.

People in Port Vila like to have fun and part of the fun is very rich nightlife. You can change from bar to bar by taxi, bus(blue or black van) or public transport(back of a truck). Small trips costs usually 100 vatu (less than 1 euro).

You get most of the place when you are open to new things and be a little adventurous.

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It's a five stars hotel so you can stay all the time enclosed and do whatever because they organise a lot of activities everyday and for all ages. There are 2 restaurants both very good one is especially asian food and the other is changing nationality everyday being a buffet most of the time. Apparently this is the nicest hotel in Port Vila so it's worth it to go even if you are not loaded at least once in your whole life!!
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Club Hippique - beautiful rainforest rides, catering for all level of riders. Paid $69 (AU) on P&O shore tour. 3 hours total. Pick up at Port, 20 minute drive to location. Ride through rainforest and river swim, bareback, at end of the day. There's a bar with drinks & basic snacks, all reasonably priced. Australian owners took over 16 months ago. Highly recommend.
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