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Sinaloa Waterfall

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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.

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GPS coordinates
13.6480 S 172.4249 W
Location, address
Australia and Oceania, Polynesia, Samoa, Palauli, central – southern part of Savai’i Island, some 13 km north from Sili village
Approximately 180 – 250 m

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WorldYellow In detail

This 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 that 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.

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Wonders of Samoa

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. The natural and cultural heritage of Samoa is rather rich, and some landmarks are truly surprising.

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Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.

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Wonders of Polynesia

Although the landmass of Polynesia is small, the charm and special beauty of this region are some of the most impressive on our planet. These islands are endowed with lush and beautiful nature, with warm oceans and friendly people representing a distinct culture. Polynesia is very rich in both natural and cultural landmarks and many of them are unique.

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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.

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