The tallest waterfall in Samoa is Sinaloa Waterfall. Not too many people have reached these falls and in different sources there is given different height of these falls.

Waterfall is located in the largest rainforest of Polynesia – in the southern slope of Central Savai’i Rainforest. Falls could be reached from Sili village, but the walk is hard – the forest is nearly impenetrable thus the walk mostly goes by the river.

Falls have formed on a stream which starts in the saddle between Mount Te’elagi (1617 m) and Mount Mafane (1000 m) in Tuasivi Ridge. The stream slides down along a nearly vertical cliff, descending into a narrow valley with lush rainforest. For the most part of the time, it rains here.


  1. John Mittermeier. Searching for Samoa’s Mysterious Moorhen. Chase Coggins Memorial Fund.
  2. Flickr images of Sinaloa Waterfall by John Mittermeier. Accessed on November 27, 2011.
Sinaloa Waterfall on the map
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Location, GPS coordinates: 13.6480 S 172.4249 W
Categories: Waterfalls
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 3 out of 10 stars
Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Polynesia, Samoa, Palauli, central – southern part of Savai’i Island, some 13 km north from Sili village
Height: approximately 180 – 250 m

Landmarks of Samoa

Scenery with a part of Mu Pagoa Falls, Samoa
Scenery with a part of Mu Pagoa Falls seen / Sarah Kelemen, . CC BY 2.0
This country basically consists of two large (by Polynesian standard) islands – Savai’i and Upolu. Samoa is true Polynesia – and many believe – the cradle of Polynesia. Natural and cultural heritage of Samoa is rather rich and some landmarks are truly surprising.

Waterfalls and rapids

Virginia Falls, Canada
Virginia Falls / Paul Gierszewski, Wikimedia Commons / public domain
Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.

Recommended books

Samoa History, Culture and tourism

History of Samoa, Settlement of Samoans, Culture and tradition, Introduction to the history of Samoa: The following discussion focuses on Samoa since European contact. For additional treatment in a regional context, see Pacific Islands, history of. Early period Polynesians traveling in outrigger canoes arrived in the Samoan archipelago about 1000 bc, as indicated by Lapita pottery shards found in Mulifanua Lagoon on Upolu.

Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga

Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Surf the swells around the southern coastlines, hike the challenging Cross-Island Track, or check out Tonga’s ‘Stonehenge of the Pacific’; all with your trusted travel companion.

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