Umatac Travel Guide

  • the view of Umatac Bay
    the view of Umatac Bay
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  • the gun at Fort Soleded
    the gun at Fort Soleded
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  • the Arch
    the Arch
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    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012

    Umatac Village, at the south western end of Guam is a historical area. It also has the newly built Chamorro Spanish Welcome Arch, featured prominently in the Visit Southern Guam Brochures.

    Umatac is the first Village Discovered by the world renowned Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan, he first discovered Guam via Umatac Bay and landed here in the 1500's and named the islands "las Isla Ladrones" of the Island of Thieves since some Chamorro Locals were stealing provisions from his galleons. Before the Spaniards came to colonize this beautiful island-nation, this village was considered Guam’s “cradle of creation”. Umatac is one of the leading tourist spots in Guam. It is located at the southwestern coast of Guam, the most popular landmarks are two ancient forts and their cannons that served as lookout points to protect passing and docked Spanish ships (One is the Fort Soledad).

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    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012

    Umatac is the first Village Discovered by the world renowned Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan, he first discovered Guam via Umatac Bay and landed here in the 1500's and named the islands "las Isla Ladrones" of the Island of Thieves since some Chamorro Locals were stealing provisions from his galleons. Before the Spaniards came to colonize this beautiful island-nation, this village was considered Guam’s “cradle of creation”. Umatac is one of the leading tourist spots in Guam. It is located at the southwestern coast of Guam, the most popular landmarks are two ancient forts and their cannons that served as lookout points to protect passing and docked Spanish ships (One is the Fort Soledad). It also has the newly built Chamorro Spanish Welcome Arch, featured prominently in the Visit Southern Guam Brochures.

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    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012

    Part two of my two part tip with more pictures around fort soledad

    Fort Soledad is a Spanish Fort Constructed in Guam in the 1800's. It is located at Umatac Bay where it was built to Guard the bay from pirates and buccaneers by the Spanish.It is also Known as the Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. The fort was one of the last Spanish Forts constructed in the 19th Century in support of the Spanish Galleon trade. Sitting on the cliff just to the South of Umatac, Fort Soledad has a commanding view of the Bay and all Ocean approaches. The Fort was restored in 1995 and today the cannon of Fort Soledad still point out over the Pacific Ocean and Umatac Bay where Magellan landed in 1521 to make the first contact between Guam and the West.

    Located at the High point of Umatac Bay, admission is free

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