Guam is an extremely beautiful island which witnesses a large number of tourists every year. Secluded sandy pristine beaches, rolling sea waters, cool breeze from the ocean and beautifully fragrant flowers characterize Guam Island. Guam is so picturesque that it seems like straight out of a painter’s canvas. The island was formed after a massive volcanic eruption and the lava that cooled down blended with the older northern crater to form this island. The top of the limestone crater is formed of coral polyps.
Guam is situated in the west Pacific Ocean and is an unincorporated territory of the US. Capital of Guam is Hagatna and it is one of the 16 non-self-governing territories of the United Nations. The list of such territories was formed by the Special Committee on Decolonization. Southern Guam is surrounded by hills and the maximum height above sea level is 1,334. World’s highest mountain, Mount Lamlam is also located in Guam in Marianas Trench. Waterfalls and rivers are abundant on this terrain. The northern and central part of Guam are limestone plateaus which are 600 feet high. The cliffs on the plateau have caves inside them from the incessant pounding of waves.
Apra Harbor is the popular commercial port of Guam and is also one of the most visited and preferred spots for snorkelers and divers. It is an exclusive spot with live reef which is rarely seen elsewhere and is home to a host of marine life with several species of colorful fish. Guam’s land area is 549 square kilometers. There are mangroves in Guam which appears like a footprint on the map. Northern Guam is the commercial zone while southern Guam is the vacation zone. As Guam is one of the islands of the Marianas archipelago, it is near some of the major Asian cities including Tokyo, Seoul and Manila. Guam experiences a tropical climate.
Guam is blessed with natural beauty and has several historical landmarks. In southern Guam you will find Mount Lamlam which is the highest mountain in the world, Sella Bay, Talifak Bridge, Talofofo Falls, Yokoi’s Cave and Cocos Island. Pago Bay, Asan and APra lie in central Guam. There are 6 historical parks in Guam which include Asan, Mount Choco, Piti, Asan Beach, Agat and Mount Alifan. The Tarzan Falls is also located in the central part of Guam. Northern Guam has two tourist sites Mount Santa Rosa which is an extinct volcano and the South Pacific Memorial Peace Park which commemorates the battles of World War II. The hagatna area has Tumon Bay, Two Lovers’ Point, CAHA Gallery and Nieves Flores Library among others.
Since Guam is quite a popular tourist destination it has a host of accommodation facilities. From luxurious hotels to self catering cottages can be found in Guam. Holiday homes can be found in the business areas as well as in the capital. Most of the properties are located near the International Air Terminal in Guam. Have a fun holiday in Guam.