village of Betarara is conveniently located in central Maewo.
From here you can continue along the west coast truck road
or walk the Naviso loop.
above Betarara is Maewo's highest peak, Mount Tagutgagaro.
You can climb it and come back down in half a day.
Accommodation at Betarara costs 1200 Vatu per person, per
night. You can prepare your own meals in the guesthouse
Call 38342 (community phone) if you want
to make enquiries.
The guesthouse is an annex to the community hall. It has four bedrooms. Three have bunk
beds (two singles) and one has both a double bed and a single
bed. Bring your own mosquito net. Only the kitchen has solar
lighting, bring a torch light. The main guesthouse
door is lockable.
guesthouse has a modern toilet and shower. However, the
water supply is unreliable. Bring your own toilet paper,
bath towel and soap.
kitchen has a gas cook top and a useful collection of pots,
pans, plates, cups and utensils. There are a couple of well
stocked stores in Betarara where you can buy food. The water
supply is sourced in the hills and should be OK to drink.
Betarara has a National Bank of Vanuatu agent and a Vanuatu
surveyed: January 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: February 2005 by Stephen.