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Guadalcanal is the principal island in Guadalcanal Province of the nation of Solomon Islands in the South-Western Pacific. It was discovered by the Spanish expedition of Álvaro de Mendaña in 1568. The name comes from Guadalcanal, a village in the province of Seville, in Andalusia, Spain, birthplace of Pedro de Ortega Valencia, a member of Mendaña's expedition.
Guadalcanal is home to the Solomon Islands’ capital city – Honiara. An absence of roads along the west coast makes the region mostly inaccessible to outsiders by land, but it abounds in natural wonders. It’s also the optimal launching pad for exploring the various WWII battlefields around the city.
Don't miss the stunning Mataniko Falls or the petroglyphs of the Vauluma Posori Cave dating from 1000 BC. The Vilu War Museum contains US and Japanese war relics, and you can view memorials for each country in different areas of the island. The Japanese Peace Memorial in particular offers panoramic views.
in Honiara’s are pleasing botanical gardens, well-stocked souvenir shops, a bustling wharf, an atmospheric market, a museum and a few high-quality restaurants and bars. Plus fantastic diving, right on its doorstep.
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