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Where it all began.

Megellan found Guam. And Spain, American, even Japanese tried to invade this peaceful island. This... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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Fascinating bit of history

While there is now some debate as to whether or not this is the actual landing site, it is... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing on unproven information is like saying McDonald's is a great bbq place. Generally speaking, due to routes, Magellan landing in Umatac is reasonably incorrect or all but false. It's great locale and area. Beautiful people and place, but the great oppressor most likely landed...More

Thank rodney c
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Megellan found Guam. And Spain, American, even Japanese tried to invade this peaceful island. This is the very place where Magellan landed and began all the times of war, and recently, travel. I may have many things to thank the guy though. I like it...More

Thank chainsawx
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

While there is now some debate as to whether or not this is the actual landing site, it is nonetheless worth seeing. It is not disputed that this bay was a vital link in the Spanish empire as vessels stopped here to water on their...More

Thank Trevor1223
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Important historical site if correct (there are debates about this).Nice view of Umatac Bay. Obolisk marker and display with historical sketches and history.

Thank George K
Reviewed 17 November 2017

While circumnavigating the island we stopped here to see the Magellan monument. The was very thought provoking and having read the book about magellan's voyage it was ben more special. Interestingly, there are reputable disagreements that Magellan actually landed on the west side of the...More

2  Thank CHARLES A
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice, unassuming monument on Umatac Bay. I like visiting historical sites like this and imagining how it looked at the time it's memorializing. I recommend a stop here.

3  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stopped here on a half day's drive from Tumon, and while it's just a simple monument (that isn't on the precise landing spot), it made for a great conversation with our kids about Magellan and his expedition to circumnavigate the globe. The drive from...More

3  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 April 2016

C1 + CG ( 2016.03.28 ) My family visited there on the southern driving tour, and stop for rest. There had beautiful view and good atmosphere. Looking and feeling this area was good. There was good point to rest on southern Guam driving tour.

1  Thank CanisHan
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Umatac Bay has a 'Magellan Monument' - I was excited to learn that Magellan stopped here and was anxious to see the monument. Unfortunately this is rather disappointing pyramid shaped concrete structure.

1  Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 20 May 2015

It's not the real landing point but it's worth the photo op. It does impress when you show the photos...who needs to know the truth? Magellan called the island the "Island of Thieves" because the native people came on board and just started taking things...More

1  Thank Metalligal007
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