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Guam is where America’s day starts

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Guam, an island territory of the United States, is rich with cultural heritage and pride and is just P7,370 and 4 hours away from the Philippines via Cebu Pacific.

Because of its western location from the International Date Line, Guam is the first to experience the new day in the United States; hence Guam is where America’s day begins.

The largest of the Micronesian islands, Guam’s lush tropical terrain along with urban areas within the island covers 220 square miles.

Regina Nedlic, Marketing Manager for Philippines & Russia of the Guam Vistors Bureau (GVB) said tourism remains the islands main source of income.

In 2016, Guam’s visitors reached 1.4 million.  Last year, it was 1.5 million.  By 2020, Nedlic said they hope to reach their target of 2 million tourists.

“(Our) main market is Asia.  Japanese (market) is struggling I think all over the world but Koreans are increasing. It has surpassed Japanese visitors last month,” Nedlic said, adding that packaged tours remain their main source.

Carmel Carpio, Market Account Director of GVB for the Philippines said guests from the Philippines have been increasing.

Prior to Cebu Pacific’s maiden flight to Guam in 2016, Filipino tourists to Guam averages 12,000 a year.  Since April of 2016, an average of 2,000 Filipinos visit Guam every month.

Still quite small?  Visa requirements remain the major problem.

“Visa requirement have always been hard. Unfortunately it is something we have been trying to discuss with the government.  We hope to make it easier for Filipinos,” Nedlic said.

But for those fortunate enough to be granted a US visa, it’s hard to get lost in Guam.

Cars shuttles and taxis take people to the all the shopping areas and tourist spots.  Just hop on a trolley and it stops at all the shopping outlets and they’re on rotation every 30 minutes or so.

Aside from shopping, most notable among Guam’s destinations include Fort Santa Agueda, the Valley of the Latte, the Two Lovers Point, the Inarajan natural pool and the Stella Newman Visitor Center’s War museum.

The Two Lovers Point, or the Puntan Dos Amantes is Guam’s most famous visitor attraction—frequented by more people than any other attraction on the island.

Its profile at the northern end of Tumon Bay rises 368 feet from the reef below, offering views of both the eastern and western sides of the island.  Its position provides those that venture to the site a unique view of the mountainous volcanic geography of the south and the level limestone plateau of northern Guam.

Named after the highest point on a cliff, the site is where, as a Chamorro legends tells, two lovers tied their long black hair into a single knot and acting as if they were entirely alone, looked deeply into each other’s eyes and kissed and then leaped over the long, deep cliff into the roaring waters below.

Since that day, Chamorros have looked to the jutting peak above Tumon Bay with reverence—the two lovers remain “a symbol of true love.”

No wonder people have also started putting love locks around the park.

For rugged beauty and photo appeal, Inarajan pools has the most intriguing geology—natural bathing spots surround a public park on the main road that circumnavigates the island. 

Coral outcroppings resembling the lava flows of volcanic islands loom at 15 to 20 feet above the horizon, blocking the view of the reef beyond. 

On days with heavy seas this natural protection shields this beauty spot from wave action, allowing only ripples into the shallow pools resting in the shadows of the black rocks. 

Further north is the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, located near the village of Piti and adjacent to the front gate of the US Naval Base in Guam. 

Here you’ll find museum exhibits and audiovisual programs telling an in-depth story of Guam’s role in World War II, from the recapture of the island by US forces to war experiences of native Chamorros. 

The center is open seven days a week, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

For a deeper knowledge of the Chamorro way of life, take the river cruise at the Valley of the Latte.

A latte stone, or simply latte (or latde), is the term for a pillar (Chamorro language: haligi) capped by a hemispherical stone capital (tasa) with the flat side facing up. 

Used as building supports by the ancient Chamorro people, they are found throughout most of the Mariana Islands. In modern times, the latte stone is seen as a sign of Chamorro identity and is used in many different contexts.

The Valley of the Latte delivers a unique and once in a lifetime experience. As you travel along the Talofofo and Ugum Rivers, you will be transported to another time at the heart of Guam. 

You will be welcomed by a living village, and guided through a breathtaking botanical garden and watch as canoes are hand crafted by Ulitaos. 

Ulitao is a passionate group of Guam islanders working to revive, preserve, and grow the Chamorro’s ancient seafaring traditions. 

They skillfully craft every canoe using local resources and traditional techniques. Their home at the Valley of the Latte will provide a deeply felt experience of the living history of the island.

Then guides demonstrate how ancient Chamorros started their fires and show traditional basket weaving techniques. 

Valley of the Latte provides an authentic experience of Guam’s culture, way of life, and living history

Valley of the Latte is Guam’s most popular eco-friendly destination, it was awarded the Golden Latte Award for the Most Outstanding Optional Tourism Tour on Guam in 2016 and the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 from TripAdvisor. 

What’s a trip to a US territory if you will not experience a Las Vegas-themed show?

SandCastle Guam is a $40 million theater restaurant and Guam’s only optional tour to present a professional, family dinner show and theatrical stage facility.

This five star show facility and 500-seat fine dining restaurant theater designed especially for Las Vegas style productions and fine dining dinner shows is a must for every first-timer.

SandCastle is Guam’s leading and most recommended restaurant and optional tour with world class shows, beautiful showgirls, incredible acrobats flying overhead, large scale magic illusions and rare white tigers. 

Over four million adults and children of all ages have enjoyed the magic of the shows and world class entertainment at the finest theater in the Pacific:

The SandCastle presents two shows nightly including a dinner show and a late show. A wide variety of packages are available ranging from bargain priced show seating to deluxe dinner shows and Super VIP tour packages. 

Also try to catch Tao Tao Tasi, a one of a kind, brand new Beach BBQ, dinner show and restaurant that opened in 2015. 

This incredible optional tour is set directly on the beach in Tumon next to the Nikko Hotel Guam and adjacent to the Beach Bar & Grill, Guam’s most popular and most highly recommended beach restaurant and nightspot for travelers, families, adults and children or all ages. 

Created by the world’s leading show creators including those who have worked with Cirque du Soleil in cooperation with Guam’s leading cultural experts, this dinner show presents Guam’s ancient Chamorro warriors and beautiful dancers from the islands of Tahiti and the exciting fire dancing of Samoa. 

Tao Tao Tasi is by far the largest dinner show on Guam with a cast of over thirty performers in an entirely original large production.

If you’re checked in at the Sheraton, then you don’t have to go far.

Indulge in fresh steaks and seafood, grilled to perfection, while watching the sun set along Hagatna Bay at Sherato’s Bayside BBQ restaurant. 

All-you-can-eat Chamorro-style barbecue is accompanied by complimentary beer and wine and a Chamorro dance show.

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Cebu Pacific Air flies between Guam and Manila thrice weekly—every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays—using the Airbus A320 aircraft with 180 seating capacity.  The lowest all-in year round fare is at P7,370.84 for Manila to Guam and P6,558.85 for Guam to Manila.  All-in fare per passenger, inclusive of terminal fee, web admin fee and country specific taxes (does not include PH tax).  Quoted rates may be different from the time of purchase due to currency fluctuation.

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