While it is primarily a beach destination, Guam actually offers many other things to do outdoors. Travelers have access to a wide variety of activities on the water, as well as trekking, hiking and climbing. Meanwhile, the charming town centers are dotted with historic attractions.
DIY travelers can easily make arrangements on their own, but it is always a good idea to plan in advance, especially during high season from January to June. This is when the weather is best, so hotels are fully booked. It is a great season to enjoy a wide range of water sports. Guam’s pleasant and beautiful beaches are excellent for kayaking, jet-skiing and windsurfing.
Fishing is another popular activity, especially reef fishing, which uses a net and rod. Many travelers also like to try their hand at deep-sea fishing to catch tuna, barracuda, sailfish, bonito, wahoo, and marlin, or spear fishing for skipjack and grouper. Aquaman Charters Guam offers licensed fishing boats at excellent rates (complete with personal injury insurance), while Heritage Charters offers deep-sea charters.
Interested in diving? Let’s Dive Guam is a company dedicated to European, American and Japanese divers who would like to scuba in Guam. It offers trips to a selection of sites, including the 11 Mile Reef, Apra Beach, American Tanker, Barracuda Rock, and Finger Reef. For beginners, introductory courses are offered. The same company also has dolphin watching tours and snorkeling.
If you are up for more adventurous explorations, try wreck diving to explore WWII sites, the colorful coral reefs and Guam’s unique underwater flora and fauna. A night dive is recommended if you want to spot nocturnal sea creatures that hide during the day.
Many coastal resorts offer surfing for those who want to challenge Guam’s waves. If you are tired of feeling sandy, maybe you should try swimming in the fresh waters of Nano River in Agat’s Nano Fall Botanical Gardens? Skydiving is offered by companies like Skydive Guam Inc.
Head inland if you are interested in hiking. Mount Lam Lam is the island’s highest point at 1,334 feet, and is a challenging trek. Visitors are encouraged to wander off the beaten path to find Namo Falls, Tarzan and Sigua. Another way to explore and discover Guam’s terrain while enjoying the sights and meeting the locals is cycling. Guam Cycling Federation is a local bike community that can guide interested parties on two wheels.
There are seven world-class golf courses in Guam, designed by famous Japanese and US personalities. Leo Palace is Central Guam’s golf resort, with nine-holes crafted by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, while Talafofo Golf Course boasts a challenging 18-holes designed by world-renowned golfers Ben Hogan, Doug Ford, Gene Littler, and Chi Chi Rodriguez. While teeing off, you can enjoy breathtaking backdrops of the ocean or tropical forest.