One way or another, almost all the sights and entertainments of Guam are connected with nature and the peculiarities of its remote location. Tumon, the capital of Guam, is the main tourist center on the island. It is the concentration of all tourist life with restaurants, bars, clubs and shops. There is also a kilometer-long beach with snow-white “starry” coral sand, on which all the best hotels in Guam are located, including Marriott, Hyatt and Sheraton. If you suddenly want civilization on the wild shores, come to Tumon and don’t forget to admire it from the Two Lover’s Point observation deck, this is an unforgettable sight. Guam is famous for its huge variety of water activities, including diving for professionals and amateurs, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skis and skiing, and boat trips. The most, perhaps, exotic are submarine excursions and tropical diving. Apra Harbor Shipwreck is the world’s most popular dive site, where you can see the remains of two sunken warships underwater. Diving point Black Coral Kingdom or the Kingdom of Black Corals impresses with the scale of a large deep-sea coral reef with a lot of different marine life. Although the Mariana Trench is not part of Guam, the island is the closest point to this miracle of our planet. From Guam, you can go on a private excursion to the Mariana Trench, but it is located 300 kilometers from the island, and visiting this place will not be cheap at all. Among other interesting places on the island, you should definitely visit the ancient stone slabs of Latte, existing exclusively in the Marianas archipelago, the Talofofo waterfalls, the legacy of the island’s past – the Guam Statue of Liberty, the Plaza of Spain and the statue of Chamorrza, as well as monuments of the Battle of Guam between Japan and the United States. Ideal places for a family holiday on the island will be the Guam Aquarium and the Alupang water amusement park. Do not miss the cultural performances of the traditions of Micronesia performed by local beauties.
National Cuisine of Guam
The national cuisine of Guam is a bright mixture of the taste traditions of Oceania, Spain, and now also the USA. Based on the poor choice of ingredients on an island remote from the mainland, the locals have learned to cook everything that is possible. On the tables here you can often see meat dishes, corn, thick soups and, of course, seafood. Great emphasis in Guam cuisine is placed on the use of a variety of sauces and seasonings. The favorite without a doubt is the kelagen sauce, under which they cook beef, chicken, and seafood. It includes chopped coconut, vinegar, palm oil and a number of other additional ingredients that each hostess adds at will. Finadeni is the second most popular sauce in Guam and consists of soy, lemon juice, green onions and red peppers. Locals use various cooking technologies, fry something, boil something, stew, and sometimes eat it raw, especially fish and freshly caught seafood. Among the most beloved national dishes of Guam, it is worth highlighting “kelagen-manok” – chicken baked with the appropriate sauce, “haole” – meat fried in spices, “atolin-mais” – a thick stew made from coconut milk, potatoes with chicken, “la-jo” – beans with mussels, “paxiu” – white fish in vinegar and, of course, shark fin soup, which has healing powers. Desserts in the national cuisine of Guam are pastries with the addition of fruits or vegetables, the most common desserts are: fried bananas, chocolate rice “champoladu” and “latinia” – puff pastry pie with coconut cream. Local drinks are also original on the island,
As with many remote countries of the world, there are no direct flights to Guam from Russia and the CIS countries. You can get to the island with transfers. The most popular and convenient are flights with transfers in Seoul with Korean Air to Tokyo with Japan Airlines or Continental Micronesia. The latter also serves flights to Guam via Manila (Philippines). All international flights arrive at Guam’s only airport. Antonio B. Won Pat, located seven kilometers from the capital – the city of Hagatna. Get ready for a long flight, because even without taking into account the time of transfers, it will take at least 16 hours! Guam is a relatively small island and has a clear tourist focus, so there is practically no public transport on it. Shuttle buses from two large companies run between shopping centers and the main areas of the island, the average fare is $ 2. Hotels are responsible for the movement of tourists, providing them with transfers from the airport and for each excursion separately. In Guam, taxis are common, paying for the distance, on average, the first mile costs $3, and all subsequent miles cost $0.6. In Guam, it is possible to rent a vehicle; the island has offices of major international companies. Here you will be offered to rent a car, motorcycle or even a bicycle. 6 dollars. In Guam, it is possible to rent a vehicle; the island has offices of major international companies. Here you will be offered to rent a car, motorcycle or even a bicycle. 6 dollars. In Guam, it is possible to rent a vehicle; the island has offices of major international companies. Here you will be offered to rent a car, motorcycle or even a bicycle.