Emerald Valley – Piti, Guam - Atlas Obscura

Emerald Valley

Piti, Guam

A beautiful waterway tucked in the corner of a power plant. 


Emerald Valley is a beautiful turquoise waterway hidden behind the parking lot of Guam Power Authority, a power plant in Piti, a village located on the western shore of the island of  Guam. The village contains the commercial port of Guam at Apra Harbor, as well as several of the island’s largest power plants. 

Emerald Valley offers a short but narrow walk through the waterway that stretches out to the Philippine Sea. It lays in between two land masses filled with green lush jungle and boulders along the coast.

As you walk alongside, you can see through crystal clear views of the ocean floor. It is filled with many fish, few water snakes and a lot of sea urchins. It is safe to swim, but the abundant of sea urchins makes it very intimidating. Strong winds and the smell of the ocean intensifies as you reach the coast.

Know Before You Go

The power plant offers gravel parking which gets semi-flooded after a rainy day. Head right through a short wall of tall grass. The walk along the waterway is narrow so good shoes are advisable to avoid slipping into the water - be aware of sea urchins! The walkway stretches to about 12 meters out and expands as you get closer to the coastline. Be prepared to climb over boulders.

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