Guam isn’t just any tropical island paradise. Yes, you’ll find miles of endless white sand along the coast, bright and boozy beverages served up at the beachside bars and restaurants, and of course there are the mind-blowing sunsets.
Here are five things you didn’t know you loved about Guam’s beaches.
Imagine free diving 30 feet to the ocean floor. You remain calm as you hold your breath, waiting for your target to come with shooting range.
Your spear pierces the fish’s body. Swimming to the surface in search of fresh air, you drag along your catch of the day.
Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan’s coastline in March 2011 and sent thousands of Guam residents looking for higher ground, questions about the vulnerability of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands to an equally dangerous tsunami have been raised.
During Spanish colonial rule on Guam, the Spanish authorities constructed the best churches and the best bridges of large rectangular hand-cut stones, or de silleria. In these de silleria structures they did not cover the dressed limestone or coral blocks with plaster.
Location: Santa Rita Region: Central Difficulty: Easy – Medium in sunny weather & staying on trail, Difficult when raining, or after heavy rains & climbing down falls via rope Length: 3 Hours Height: 300 feet up & down Sight: Waterfalls, Fresh Water Cool stuff: Rock climbing, secret water slide
Hidden along the back road of Mangilao are Marbo cave and a breathtaking cliff side view of the island’s northeastern coastline. So get your swim clothes and cameras ready because this adventure is one for the books!