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Address: Umatac Bay, Guam 96915, Mariana Islands
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Amazing Views!

I am a sucker for history and Guam is packed with it. The fort is mostly ruins but there is enough present to give an idea of how it looked back when it was built. The view, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Yigo, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Spectacular views from this former Spanish fort postured high up along Guam's southern coast. Take in a caraboa ride while your here.

Thank Kurt U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I am a sucker for history and Guam is packed with it. The fort is mostly ruins but there is enough present to give an idea of how it looked back when it was built. The view, the reason for the fort being here, is breathtaking! You can perfectly see Umatac Bay where Magellan landed (though historians differ in opinion... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After a few rather disappointing 'attractions' along the cost road around Guam, we almost did not stop to see this fort - I'm glad we did . This is a great old fort, in ruins, but still impressive with a number of old cannons and walls. It has great views of the coast as well as Umatac Bay. You will... More 

Thank WW_Traveller023
Luzon, Philippines
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We came here on a sunny day and the view was so beautiful I could not describe to you how surreal everything felt and looked. I felt like I was looking at a fake sky made out of pure pastel blues. This is a great place to take pictures and it's worth the drive to come here.

Thank LenaPera
Manila, Philippines
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Worth the long drive...Magnificent view..A must visit when you are in Guam. One of the best tourist historical spot in the Island.

Thank 01_aaP
Abu Dhabi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Guam for the tourist is very much a beach resort, with high end shopping at the malls. However if you take some time and get some wheels you can explore the more remote parts of the island. Of significance is Fort Soledad overlooking the bay of Umatac Bay. It was here that the famous explorer and navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed... More 

1 Thank Tony F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

it was probably one of the better attractions we saw. Read about the Spanish history of this place first to understand the importance of this Fort. It was a hot day and the breeze up there was wonderful as we enjoyed the view of Umatac Bay. Magellan landed there in 1521. Impressive, if you ask me.

2 Thank Marion W
Johnsburg, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were here off of a cruise ship. All I can say is save your money. There is really nothing to see in Guam, at least the parts we saw. We should have stayed on the ship instead. I had heard from a serviceman that was stationed there to forget tours but I thought he was biased because he was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Every time my group of friends and I hang out and decide to do something different like a hike or stroll down South, they never fail to be surprised that I had never been passed Asan Park. The farthest I’ve been down South from Yona would be Jeff’s Pirate Cove and that was for an assignment. I grew up in... More 

1 Thank Nicole T
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Fort taught me a few lessons in history. How the Spaniards protected Guam during those times and how important it was to introduce the most helpful animal to the local farmers - the carabao. The Ruins, the Cannons and the Watch Tower were living symbols of an organized island defense system. The Fort is overlooking the serene Umatac Bay... More 

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