Western Samoa Travel Guide

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Lalomanu Beach

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The Western Samoa travel guide includes attractions such as waterfalls and rain forests. Western Samoa will take your breath away with its beautiful landscape and fascinating marine life. The region has a relaxed atmosphere where tourists and locals alike can take in the peaceful surroundings. Western Samoa has well developed tourist amenities to cater to all the visitors that the region attracts. The main island in Western Samoa is Upolo. The hospitable and friendly locals add to the charm of Western Samoa.

Attractions

Trekking through the region to explore and enjoy the surrounding scenery is a popular activity. There are treks for all skill levels including more difficult treks along steep and rocky paths. Rain forests and sea cliffs add to the idyllic setting. Located inland are beautiful waterfalls, natural pools and volcanic craters. On Upolo you can see Mt Fito which is 1158 meters high. Go scuba diving or snorkeling to explore the colorful marine life. Sun lovers will enjoy the beautiful beaches and after soaking up the sun go for a refreshing swim in the ocean. To learn more about the vibrant local culture tourists should visit one of the local villages. Other activities that are enjoyed by visitors is rain forest canopy tours or guided tours of the region.

Climate

Western Samoa has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 26.5 C. Rainy season is from October until March and there is a risk of cyclones. The heavy rain may hinder sight seeing and prevent outdoor activities. Dry season is from May until October.

Transport

Western Samoa is accessible by air as Faleolo International Airport is located an hour away from Apia. Western Samoa can be reached by boat and some visitors sail their yachts to the region. Yachts can dock at Apia. Once in Western Samoa taxis are a good way to get around. There are many taxis and fares are affordable. Car rental offers another option but international drivers licenses are not accepted in Western Samoa. It is possible to get a temporary local license which will allow you to drive. Buses are a cheap way to get around the region. Alternatively cycling can be a fun way to explore.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: wikipidia.com

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March 30, 2010 change by jenna storm

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