in Tafea Province, Vanuatu
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -19.533 and 169.483 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -19° 31' 59" and E 169° 29' 0"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Vatu - VUV
- Spoken languages:
- Bislama, English, French
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 07:33 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Efate
- UTC/GMT offset: 11 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:05 am and 5:11 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 18.415 and -10.521 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 4,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Vanuatu.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Vanuatu. Last Update: 2022-05-24 08:21:34
Delve into Samo
Samo in Tafea Province is a city located in Vanuatu about 146 mi (or 235 km) south-east of Port Vila, the country's capital town.
Current time in Samo is now 07:33 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Efate with an UTC offset of 11 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Samo. The closest airport in Vanuatu is Tanna Airport in a distance of 18 mi (or 29 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Isangel, Port Vila, We, Thio and Lakatoro. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F
|Morning Temperature||24°C / 76 °F|
|Evening Temperature||25°C / 78 °F|
|Night Temperature||22°C / 72 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||9%|
|Air Pressure||1014 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-West|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 99% of sky|
|General Conditions||Moderate rain|
Wednesday, 25th of May 2022
25°C (77 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.
Thursday, 26th of May 2022
27°C (81 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Friday, 27th of May 2022
27°C (81 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Videos from this area
These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.
Volcano erupting....Mt Yasur, Tanna Island, Vanuatu
The most AMAZING thing I have ever done....It affects all the senses. The noise is just incredible, the shock waves were unexpected, the explosions were an awesome sight, the sulfur burns your...
World Expo Shangai 2010 Vanuatu Dancers from Tanna island
A preview of the dancing performed by the dancers coming from Tanna Island in Vanuatu during the World Expo in China - Shanghai May-Nov 2010 (this was filmed by Bistaveos Production on Tanna...
The Volcano Yasur
Mt. Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna, Vanuatu. This video is of the strombolian style of eruption, sorry it is so long, but I couldn't bring myself to cut out anymore eruptions. We visited...
Eruption of Mt. Yasur, from the summit
A typical evening at Mount Yasur on Tanna Island in Vanuatu. Though standing on an actively erupting volcano is certainly dangerous, the volcano behaves predictably enough that we were reasonably ...
Tourists dodge flying lava on Mt Yasur volcano
A large erruption catches tourists by surprise on the Mt Yasur Volcano in Vanuatu. The guides yell to get up to the point while a chunk of molten rock the size of a pillow lands a few metres...
Mount Yasur Volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu
Mt Yasur erupting. Filmed and photographed on May 27 2008 by Debbie Hull and Bernard Hull. Volcano erupting at level 2.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Tafea is the southernmost province of Vanuatu. The name is an acronym for the five main islands that make up the province: including Goat Island (5.6 km northeast, 0.1 km² area) and Vete Manung Island (15 km northeast) including Inyeug Island (0.6 km southwest, airport of Anatom), but without the remote Matthew and Hunter Islands, which are considered by the people of Anatom Island part of their custom ownership
Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu (lat/long 19.52 S, 169.43 E) with a height of 361 m above sea level, located on the coast near Sulphur Bay. It lies to the southeast of the taller Mount Tukosmera, which was active in the Pleistocene. It has a largely unvegetated pyroclastic cone with a nearly circular summit crater 400 m in diameter. It is a stratovolcano, caused by the eastward-moving Indo-Australian Plate being subducted under the westward-moving Pacific Plate.
Sulphur Bay is a bay on the eastern side of Tanna island in Vanuatu. Nearby is Mount Yasur, called the world's most accessible volcano, and the area is the center of the John Frum cargo cult, a movement that believes their savior, an American World War II GI, resides within Yasur. Sulphur Bay was the first part of the island visited by Westerners, when the glow of Mount Yasur attracted James Cook in 1774.