Top Destinations and Attractions – Guam Traveler’s Panorama Guide

Planning to visit Guam anytime soon? And you don’t have idea what this small island is offering you? Here’s some idea where to go, what to see and what to do. This post is a simple guide of destinations and attractions while vacationing in Guam.

Below are list of some questions for you to answer so you can focus on what you like to do while in Guam.

1. Are you an Adventure Seeker?

As an island, Guam offers different activities in different locations that puts their visitor busy in their schedule. Whether you like in or out of the water activities, there is something for you. Below are some destinations that offers adventure to anyone such as snorkeling, buggy off-road driving, trekking and even cave swimming.

Piti, Guam

Fish Eye Marine Park – Snorkeling

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Yigo, Guam

Guam International Raceway – Buggy Off-Road Driving

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Pagat Point – Trekking

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Pagat Cave – Swimming

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Yona, Guam

Tarzan Falls – Trekking

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2. Are you a Scenic View Lover?

Since Guam is an island, picturesque views with ocean is probably common but the stunning beauty it offers always amaze everyone, just look in different directions and different angles, you will surprise that all you see are fascinating scenery.

Tamuning, Guam

Two Lovers Point (Puntan Dos Amantes)

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Yigo, Guam

Guam International Raceway Viewpoint

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Pagat Point

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Hagatna, Guam

Fort Santa Agueda

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Asan-Maina, Guam

Asan Bay Overlook

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Libugon Vista Point

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Umatac, Guam

Fort Soledad

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3. Are you a History and a Culture Buff?

The island has significant places to discover its culture and to learn its role from the past. Spending half a day on these places will gain knowledge about Guam.

Hagatna, Guam

Plaza de España

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Insular Guard Monument

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Stone Latte Park

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Senator Angel Leon Guerrero SantosLatte Stone Memorial Park

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Japanese Caves Latte Park

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Chamorro Village Night Market

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Fort Santa Agueda

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Latte of Freedom

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Asan-Maina, Guam

War in the Pacific National Historical Park

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Asan Point, Asan Beach Park and Nimitz Hillside

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Mabini Historical Marker (Mabini Statue)

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Asan Bay Overlook at Nimitz Hill

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Fonte Plateau

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Umatac, Guam

Fort Soledad

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Magellan’s Landing

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Yigo, Guam

Pagat Latte Site

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4. Are you a Shopaholic?

Like other countries that promotes tourism, shopping centers will not be missed. Why? Because people love to buy stuff even on the go.

Dededo, Guam

Micronesia Mall (No Photo)

Tamuning, Guam

Tumon, Tamuning

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JP Superstore

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The Plaza

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T Galleria by DFS

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ABC Stores

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Tumon Sand Plaza

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Guam Premier Outlet (No Photo)

Kmart (No Photo)

Hagatna, Guam

Agana Shopping Center

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5. Are you Just Chilling Out?

Traveling stress free? And wanted to relax without pressure? Planning too many itineraries was not your thing? And just wanted to stay in your travel comfort zone? The place below is for you.

Tumon, Guam

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Have you been in Guam? Have you visited places aside from what I mentioned above? I love to hear what can you say in those places. Share your thoughts about it. And I will be glad to know and learn about it. Who knows, the place you had seen maybe my next destination while mine will be your next adventures.

Notes :
I stayed in Tumon district and accommodation is pricey, but I weigh that location is more important to me as it has more access to other tourist destinations and public transportation is available though still limited. Mobility was a priority to me so I can move around the island. I do not need to worry if I got late outside and can walk towards my hotel since I do not know how to drive and I solely rely on public transportation and arranged tours. The island does not have systematic public transportation and most of the time unreliable if outside Tumon. If you know how to drive, I recommend to rent a car to see the whole island and find alternative accommodations in other villages for a much cheaper price.

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View At My Window : Tamuning, Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, and Barrigada

View At My Window (Post#30) : Tamuning, Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, and Barrigada

Before we ended the island tour that day, our last stop was Libungan Vista Point. At that viewpoint, we had a chance to see a different view of Tamuning where I can say the most commercialized area in the island. We had a birds view of the island’s international airport where I landed and took off for my flights to and from Guam. And last but not the least was a residential area of Barrigada located in upper area. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Discovery : Natural Cavern at Two Lovers Point

Discovery (Post#26) : Natural Cavern at Two Lovers Point

I didn’t notice this one during my first visit, but during my Island Tour and my second time touring the park, I saw this one as our tour guide made emphasis on it. We saw a pothole that we found after we crossed a small bridge. This cavern is formed as the water pass through the limestone and it was mentioned that this is around 20 stories deep. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Panoramic View : Tumon Bay

Panoramic View (Post#29) : Tumon Bay

Visiting Two Lovers Point gave me something that is one of the memorable place to help me how great and wonderful the world indeed. At the Lookout Point, one of the scenic viewpoint to appreciate is the scenery of Tumon Bay 400 ft from the ground. Then it also gave me a chance to see the vast ocean even looking towards the far Philippine Sea and to glimpse the island at one point. People loved the place because of these reasons I listed above and most of all, it’s because of its accessibility. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Visiting Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point), Not Once But Twice !!!

Part 1

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.

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Name of the place few kilometers before the park

Lookout Point

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.

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The scenery at the bottom of the cliff are fantastic as well, which signifies how beautiful the nature is.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Legend

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.

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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.

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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.

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Part 2

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.

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Lookout Point

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.

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Some views under the cliff.

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Heart Lock Wall

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The Cliff

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Two Lovers Statue

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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.

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Natural Cavern

A discovery that exist in Two Lovers Point which is a natural cavern that thought to be around 20 stories in its depth.

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9-11 Memorial

This has been the added by Chamorro People as a memorial to the heart-felt event happened last Sep 11, 2001 in USA.

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Some snapshots of the surroundings of Two Lovers Point.

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Notes:
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

Arts and Craft : Two Lovers Point Statue

Arts and Craft (Post#9) : Two Lovers Point Statue

Two Lovers Point is not the only one that has story on its own, if the tourist spot has its legends and real love story that surrounds it, even the Two Lovers Point Statue has its own. Last 2002, Typhoon Pongsona twisted and knocked the statue to the ground. Many believed that it’s too great to repair, the brass lovers was sold as scrap. The amazing facts happened about the statue, after 13 years, it was put back again to its location because of the people who now involve in the real love story that surrounds the place. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Something To Look At : Two Lovers Point Story – The Legend and The Real

Something To Look At (Post#9) : Two Lovers Point Story – The Legend and The Real

I am not sure if all the visitors of Two Lovers Point aware that the place has two lovers stories surrounds it. Yes it is famous on its legendary story about two lovers dies in the cliff, but there is another true love story that surrounds it. Because of the legendary story and its statue, a real love story happens. Please read on to find it out. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Name Of The Place : Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point)

Name Of The Place (Post#33) : Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point)

During the visit in famous Two Lovers Point in Guam, I never noticed the name itself in the park. I spent so much time at the Lookout Point and unable to even found the name in the garden. But on my way back to Tumon, I was able to capture the name of the place. The second photo was captured during my second visit which part of the Island Tour that I booked to see more of the island. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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