Visiting Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point), Not Once But Twice !!!
The next place that I visited in Guam during my second day is totally famous tourist spot in the island because of its legendary story that surrounds it and because of its great location that offers amazing lookout viewpoint of scenery of Tumon Bay, other parts of the island and even Philippine Sea.
After visiting Hagatna, I returned to Tumon area. From Tumon Sands Plaza, I walked towards T Galleria by DFS mall where the shuttle for Two Lovers Point terminal is located. I bought a ticket for $10 combining the shuttle fare and entrance fee at the park. The shuttle bus are not typical bus because it’s a trolley, semi-open trolley where you enjoy outside view while traveling back and forth from Tumon to Two Lovers Point, so beware during summer as the sun rays can hit you directly while inside the shuttle. The shuttle route also includes a drop-off and pick-up at Micronesia Mall only if the shuttle goes to Two Lovers Point Route. It does not stop at the mall when it goes to Tumon Route.
When we reached the place, I got off the shuttle, I saw the famous park. At the middle, the prominent statue of two lovers stands which shows the part of the legend story where they tied their hair together before they jumped-off the cliff. It is not unusual, that many visitors comes to the place for the main reason that it’s really accessible to public transportation and even to private vehicle. I started to wander the park and first thing to notice were people taking time having photos with the two lovers metal sculpture. Because I wanted to have a beautiful photos of the statue, I decided to do it later where fewer people around it. I went to the lookout point because at the back of my head, that’s the best point in Guam to see the scenic views of the island and Philippine Sea from the top without having so much trouble in hiking the area.
Name of the place few kilometers before the park
During the first visit, I bought my shuttle ticket which at first I was not aware that it comes with the entrance ticket to the Lookout Point. I went to the counter and plan to buy another ticket. Then, I saw other people showing their ticket and they allowed them to go in. Then I asked them, if my ticket which I showed them comes with the entrance, and they agreed to me. So they returned my payment and I went inside the Lookout Point.
When I walked inside the Lookout Point I felt excited because I knew that in few seconds I will be witnessing an amazing scenic views of the bay and the island. There are people taking photos at the best corner of the lookout area. And I took my time to enjoy the scenery and I took lots of photos of it. Because I was alone, I requested someone to take photos of myself, we waited a bit when the corner became empty for a moment I took my chance to stand and post with the beautiful and scenic background of Tumon Bay.
The scenery at the bottom of the cliff are fantastic as well, which signifies how beautiful the nature is.
Aside from scenic views to enjoy at the Lookout Point, since its late afternoon when I arrived at the park, I got a chance to witness the sunset.
Heart Lock Wall
And for the couple who wants to put some memories in the Lookout Point, there is the Heart Lock Wall where you can buy and put it in the wall. Because it became a tradition, it put colors to the Lookout Point.
From the Lookout Point, the cliff of the park are also visible and from a distance the restaurant can be seen and specially the iconic brass statue of the Two Lovers.
Before I totally left the lookout point area, I look around and near the exit, I took photos in a bit different angle which gave me a different view of the bay.
If you are familiar with the two lovers legend of the place, these murals in the wall inside the Lookout Point shows us the important scenario of the story.
Two Lovers Statue
The famous statue that has its story of its own. Once lost and thought to be a scrap and has been restored because of two real lovers visited the park.
The Love Bell
I learned that this Love Bell is presented by the people of Izu in Japan as part of the common bond between Japan and Chamorros. In relation to this, I found an interesting information around Lookout Point that Two Lovers Point has two sister city in Japan, Two Lovers Point at Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and Two Lovers Point at Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture in Japan. These three places has scenic landmark called “TWO LOVERS POINT” where the legend of love is born.
When I did my second visit in Two Lovers Point in Guam, I still take my chances to enjoy the places, the first time that I visited the place, it rained and almost sunset. The second time is sunny day which means I had a brighter day even it was a bit hot.
One thing that surprised me during the second visit was, I never saw the name written on the grass. I was not sure why I never saw this during the first visit, so it kind of good to be able to see this one.
Because of a brighter day, I cannot stop myself taking photos of familiar scenery but looking at these photos, I see the scenic views in a beautiful time of the day.
Some views under the cliff.
Heart Lock Wall
Two Lovers Statue
Two Lovers Point Story
Some of the new photos I captured and found during my second visit are the stories that surrounds the place. One is a legend story and second is an amazing real love story that happens in Two Lovers Point.
A discovery that exist in Two Lovers Point which is a natural cavern that thought to be around 20 stories in its depth.
This has been the added by Chamorro People as a memorial to the heart-felt event happened last Sep 11, 2001 in USA.
Some snapshots of the surroundings of Two Lovers Point.
1. Plan to visit Two Lovers Point ? – Please check information here.
2. Public Transportation to Two Lovers Point
If you are staying in Tumon, there is available public bus that goes to Two Lovers Point.
Ticket Fare : As of April 2017, round trip ticket is $10.00
Bus Station : (1) T Galleria By DFS, (2) JP Superstore, (3) Two Lovers Point
First Trip : (1) 09:30, (2) 09:33, (3) 09:39
Last Trip : (1) 18:00, (2) 18:03, (3) 19:00
Additional Resources : guam-beaches.com