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Rich History

The island has 4,000 years of history and more than 130 sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the story behind Two Lovers Point, and watch cultural demonstrations at Chamorro Village. Go on a 4-kilometer walking tour around the capital of Hågatña and stop by 17 historic sites. See the ancient latte stones – pillars topped with cup-shaped capstones – that were used to support homes. Evidence of the U.S. military defense that started during World War II still exists with Andersen Air Force Base on one end of the island. Learn about Guam’s key role in World War II history at the Pacific War Museum.

 

Stunning Shores

Relax on some of the island’s top beaches, including Ypao Beach Park, Ritidian Point, Tumon Beach and Gun Beach. The tropical weather, abundance of marine life and blinding white sand make this the perfect destination for both water recreation and total relaxation. Offshore, a rare opportunity awaits divers, who can explore two warships from two different wars lying next to each other on the ocean floor. The SMS Cormoran II, a German cruiser, sank during World War I, and the Japanese freighter Tokai Maru sank during World War II.

 

Vivid Culture

Stay in the Tumon Bay district, which features an array of resorts, restaurants, attractions and entertainment. On Guam, your money goes a little further: No sales tax is charged. Shoppers will find luxury brands in boutiques alongside unique local handicrafts. There’s no better way to get to know the community than to stop by the Chamorro Village Night Market, where visitors can sample local fare, shop and enjoy live entertainment. The “Hafa Adai” spirit – the spirit of cooperation and pride in island history – can be felt everywhere here.

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Fun Fact

Ancient Chamorro village in Guam
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Guam has two official languages, English and Chamorro, the indigenous language.

Guam’s fine coral ‘sand’ on Ritidian Beach
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What you see on Guam’s beaches is fine coral, not sand, and it’s also what they mix with cement to make their roads.

A jungle waterfall in Guam
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An Imperial Japanese Army sergeant found on Guam in 1972 hid in the jungle for nearly 30 years after World War II ended.

Must see places

Gorgeous views from Ritidian Point’s beach

Ritidian Point

Nearly 20 kilometers north of Tumon Bay and set within the Guam National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll find this perfectly preserved white beach, where swimming, sunbathing and total serenity are popular pastimes.

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Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park (Ypao Beach)

This family-friendly, accessible beach offers plenty of amenities and plays host to lots of events, including concerts at the bandstand. Also designated a marine preserve area, Ypao is known for its great snorkeling.

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The interior of Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica

Find this soaring structure built on the site of a 1669 Catholic Mission cathedral (the first here) along the Hagatna Heritage Walking Trail. Marvel at the glorious interior, which enshrines Santa Marian Kamalen, Patroness of Guam.

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Asan Beach Overlook in War in the Pacific National Historical Park

War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Stop in to T. Stell Newman Visitor Center, the park’s new museum commemorating bravery and sacrifices during World War II, featuring interactive exhibits and artifacts. Outside, explore coral reefs, wetlands and forests where you can fish, hike, snorkel or dive.

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Shipwreck diving in Guam

Apra Harbor Shipwrecks

Divers have long considered Guam a major diving destination, mainly because of the many shipwrecks found within minutes of each other in this harbor. Discover World War I and World War II vessels while moving through the 28-degree Celsius waters that are teeming with marine life.

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Cocos Island

Less than 2 kilometers off the southern tip of Guam is this enchanting island. Encircled by a turquoise lagoon, there’s plenty to do along its beautiful shores, including diving, windsurfing and fishing. The Cocos Island Resort offers even more.

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Snorkeling in Tumon Bay

Tumon Bay

High cliffs and sandy beaches ring the bay in the busy tourist district, which is also a marine preserve and features a popular public beach. Lining the shore are dozens of hotels, shopping centers, water parks and high-rises.

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Stunning views and photo opportunities from Two Lovers Point

Puntan Dos Amantes, or Two Lovers Point

Visit this cliff overlooking the Philippine Sea, where Chamorro legend says two lovers leaped so they could be together forever. The view from the 112-meter peak makes this Guam’s No. 1 tourist attraction.

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Taking in the view from Fort Soledad

Fort Soledad, Umatac

One of four fortifications built in the 1800s by the Spanish to protect Umatac, Fort Soledad is on a steep bluff. From the sentry post, get a spectacular view of the village, bay, mountains and coastline.

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Coconut husking display at Gef Pa’go Cultural Village

Gef Pa’go Cultural Village

To preserve local culture and pass down traditions, elder Chamorros demonstrate arts, crafts and cooking in this living Inarajan museum of thatched huts, modeled after a World War II-era community.

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The pier at Fish Eye Marine Park stretching out over Piti Bay
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