Enjoy Special Flavors Within the Purest Natural Beauty

Guam is figuratively the first piece of U.S. land to see the sunrise each day, earning it the nickname “where the U.S.’s day begins.” Guam, which is well-known for its spectacular tropical beauty and is a popular tourist destination, is a road paradise, with trippers full of new tastes, experiences, and discoveries at every turn. While exploring Guam, you’ll notice one thing in particular: the Chamorro culture of the territory. Guam is heavily influenced by Spain, as evidenced by its bright, flavorful cuisine as well as its music, art, and architecture. Guam’s island is barely 48 kilometers long and seldom wider than 15 kilometers, thus getting around is not extremely challenging.

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Tumon Bay: Take Your Time

The majority of visitors start their stay on the island in Tamuning, either on Tumon Bay or the nearby Alapung Beach, both of which are reachable after a brief drive from the airport along Route 10A and South Marine Corps Drive. Water sports outfitters offering parasailing excursions, banana boat rentals, snorkeling tours, dolphin sightings, and more can be found along this stretch of coastline. A variety of diving businesses also offer SCUBA experiences that will excite even seasoned tourists. Guam is a crucial location for certified divers of any ability level since it is close to some of the world’s deepest seas and is partially ringed by the Mariana Trench. Two man-made reefs honor the island’s military past while providing divers with an exceptional underwater experience World War I German warship and World War II Japanese freighter are two sights of international significance.

Enjoy a Bite by the Beach with Local Flavor

A few dishes are at the top of any visitor’s “must-try” list if they want to sample Guam’s best and most distinctive flavors. Keygen is the dish that is most closely associated with Guam. It is a meal that primarily consists of chicken (although there are variations that can include fish, beef, or SPAM), lemon, onions, and coconut. Citric acid, rather than heat, is used to cook the food, resulting in a vibrant mosaic of flavors.

After working up an appetite on Tumon Bay in the heat, hungry tourists head one block inland to Beachin’ Shrimp for hearty portions of kelaguen or one block further to Meskla Dos for traditional American burgers, fries, and onion rings. Both tourists and locals prefer drinks such as bottled lemon tea, Assam milk tea, and Chamorro punch to stay cool in the tropical marine climate. An excellent — and lone — pub marks the edge of a long and quiet shoreline in Gun Beach, which is just 100 meters north of the lovely Crystal Chapel on Tumon Bay. Visitor favorites include barbecued chicken and spare ribs served at Guam Beach Bar with red rice, corn on the cob, and finance sauce, a salty, soy-based condiment that is common in Guam.

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Make your way to Ritidian Point

To see the island’s natural majesty in its entirety, take Guam Route 3A up to Ritidian Point, which is the island’s northernmost point and home to a national wildlife sanctuary. The tranquil grandeur of nature’s voice can be heard in the waves right off Guam’s farthest stretch, which is surrounded by lush green wilderness and overlooks an unending ocean of blue. The refuge is only open on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. It includes hiking paths, cave tours, a white sand beach, a nature center, and recently found old village ruins.


Swimming in the Inarajan Natural Pool

After departing Ritidian Point, take a leisurely 55-kilometer drive down the center of the island for a truly Guamanian experience. Take Guam Route 4 to the southeast, where you will find Inarajan Natural Pool near a public park. Its shallow saltwater bathing is made possible by its natural formation against several coral outcroppings, making it the ideal location for both novice snorkelers and casual bathers to get up close views of various tropical fish.

Meet the Hagta People

A thorough sensory immersion in Guam’s native culture is necessary for any exploration to be complete. The capital city of Hagatna, which is 30 kilometers from the natural pool up Route 4, is a prime example of this. The city, which is located south of Alapung and Tamuning/Tumon Bay, is home to a wealth of educational opportunities. A mere 1,000 people live there, thus it is a little town that welcomes interested tourists to experience its year-round cultural events, museums, cathedrals, restaurants, and marketplaces. The Guam Museum in particular provides insight into the island’s past, and the eateries and stores in the capital city allow tourists to interact with locals while enjoying Chamorran food and handcrafted items. Visit the Chamorro for the real local experience.