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Micronesia - Kosrae

Walung Utwe water view of marine park - Courtesy of www.visit-micronesia.fm

Utwe-Walung Marine Park

Between Utwe and Walung Villages
Phone: (691) 370-2321

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Overview of Utwe-Walung Marine Park

Kosrae's other major marine park in Micronesia is named after the villages it borders, Utwe and Walung. The tranquil canoe tour across the backwater mangrove channel linking the two villages is the most unforgettable activity offered in this park named the Pacific region's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2005. The park also boasts many smaller mangrove channels leading towards several smaller islets. It offers visitors a look at some of Micronesia's most pristine forests and mangrove ecosystems. Located between Utwe and Walung villages the Park is a community-based conservation area, recognized by the people and state of Kosrae for its outstanding and sustainable biodiversity.

You can select from a variety of tour offerings at the Park – seeing the mangrove channels by traditional canoes, trekking to ancient stone ruins built centuries ago deep in the rainforest, snorkeling in crystal clear, 83 degree F waters over colorful reefs teeming with life, or strolling along the isolated beaches near Walung Village.

In the Park, you can unwind at the Parks newly completed headquarters. Set on the shore a stones throw from the famous Bully Hayes shipwreck site, the buildings architecture mirrors the past with a steep-pitch weaved roof and an open-area interior that is breezy and comfortable. Bathroom facilities available.

Even though fishing is not allowed, recreational and educational activities are permitted, so it is possible to explore this amazing ecosystem by kayak or canoe. Advance notice is recommended. Canoe tours are based on the tidetable. Transportation service available. For more information, ask your hotel call the phone number listed.

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Angelica Louise A. wrote about Cabugan Adventure Resort:

"'When they say adventure they really meant adventure because before you can reach the place you have to experience the highs and lows of the very rough road, walk to a small pathway alongside the mangroves to the small boat (during low tide that is but when it's high tide then you don't have to endure the long walk), and have to climb a few high steps to reach the resort and enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains and rivers. The beach is not that promising but staying there is worth every penny. And guess what, during low tides you can walk directly to the opposite island which is the Magic Island Resort and not just that on the other side of Cabugan Adventure Resort where the small boats usually docks there is a spot where you can swim with small fishes and enjoy the view of other small boats passing by and vast rivers and mountains. I would definitely go back to Cabugan Adventure Resort and again enjoy what the resort can offer. And by the way, the staffs there are very friendly and would treat you like family.'

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