Hafa Adai! Welcome to the village of Umatac
Umatac is the definition of “island living.” This small quiet village is located on the southern part of the island and its community is relatively small. The village is only made up of a handful of residents. Its roads and land is made up of hills, valleys, and the coast line.
Umatac is less than fifteen minutes away from the Naval Base Marianas in Santa Rita. If you are traveling to the US Naval Hospital, it will take you roughly twenty minutes, and thirty minutes to get to downtown Tamuning. The villages’ roads consist of only two lanes, but there is hardly ever any traffic at any time of the day. Your drives are accompanied by tall mountains and hills as you make your way through the village, a beautiful sight when the sun rises and sets.
Take a walk in the past in Umatac. As you make your way through the village, you will notice many remnants of the Spanish Colonel Era that still remain intact and put on display. Umatac has the most historical background dating back to the 1500s when Magellan, a Spanish explorer, landed in the Umatac Bay. You will find a number of cannons that overlook the bay that Spanish soldiers would use to protect the Bay from pirates. There are a number of unfinished bridges left by the Spanish still in the village. These can all still be viewed and explored today. Every May, the village hosts a Discovery Day reenactment of Magellan’s landing. The day is filled with many entertainments for the whole family to enjoy.
There is plenty to do in Umatac. The Umatac Bay is popular among surfers.The bay sits in between two hills, so the tropical breeze will keep you cool. On one of the bays’ hills is a lookout called the Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad that has an amazing view of the ocean and land. There are also some cannons and forts left by the Spanish in the 1500s. Most times, a local farmer would bring his pet carabao, or water buffalo, to the lookout and offer rides to visitors. We recommend you to explore the bay. It is quite beautiful and really captures the island life.
Umatac is a beautiful village to embrace the island spirit. It is away from all the hustle and bustle. Its land offers one of many most amazing views Guam has to offer. Its lush green jungles cover the land as far as the eye can see. Umatac is a great place for anyone looking to experience the island life or a growing family.
Distance to Popular Destinations:
- Andersen Air Force Base- 51 minutes
- Naval Base Guam- 15 minutes
- US Naval Hospital- 26 minutes
- Guam International Airport- 35 minutes
- Guam Premiere Outlet- 33 minutes
- Micronesian Mall- 38 minutes
- Agana Shopping Center- 28 minutes
- Tumon, Guam- 35 minutes