Geographically Pacific, legally American and culturally cosmopolitan, Guam is an island of international flavor. It’s the furthest west you’ll find any part of the United States, but long before there was the U.S. — we’re talking 1500 B.C. — Guam was Chamorro. Traditional Chamorro culture mostly faded out during Spanish rule, but remains today alive in the principles of chenchule' and inafa'maolek — basically, sharing and support for one another — and Chamorro and Inarajan villages are spots you can still visit to get a feel for the old way of life. Signs of the Spanish period also remain, including the plaza of the former Governor’s Palace and Fort Soledad, which offers amazing bay views. 20th Century history buffs won’t want to miss the War In The Pacific National Historic Park, which turns WWII battlefields, trenches and bunkers into an historical monument.
- Discover a true island’s island — plus snorkeling, jet skiing and more — in Cocos Island, located just offshore of Guam.
- Hear the inspiring legend of Two Lovers Point while taking in incredible views of Tumon Bay.
- Have your coffee first and then come visit Latte Stone Park, named for stone pillar ruins that once lifted Chamorro houses off the ground.