The Guam islands have been inhabited for about 3500 years, and were home for the Chamorro tribes, which have retained close cultural ties with the current population of Guam. At the same time, Guam is of the best resort areas in the region, famous for its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and mild climate. Today, Guam is the best places to host tourists in Micronesia, known for the richest tax-free shops and the most developed infrastructure of marine recreation in the region. As a result, Guam has become one of the major resorts in the tropical Pacific, full of luxury hotels, golf and diving clubs, fashionable restaurants and beautiful beaches.

The city of Hagatna has been the center of Guam from the earliest days of European colonization. It was here that in 1668 the first Jesuit mission opened, and it is from here that European expansion began in the Mariana Islands archipelago. The city itself is small and literally trapped on the isthmus between the Gulf coast of Hagatna Bay, the slopes of Mount Makahna hill, lowland swamps and the Gulf coast of Pago Bay in the Pacific Ocean. The central part of Hagatna is known for the ruins of Casa Goberno, the statue of Pope John Paul II, and a miniature Statue of Liberty in the Park Paseo de Susana in the north of the city.

Dolce Nombre de Maria Agana Cathedral is located in the heart of the city, on the very spot where the first Catholic chapel on the island was built. Another famous destination in the city is Latte Stone Park, named for the mysterious 'latte' stone pillars, allegedly transported here from the ancient village. East of the park, there stretches the biggest shopping center of the island, San Ramon Shopping Center. The entire western part of the city, in fact, is a large historic park. On the northern slopes of Mount Makahna and Bihia Peak, there is World War II Memorial Park dedicated to the violent battles for the island. In addition to numerous educational institutions and picturesque neighborhoods built in the unimaginable style, absorbing both the Chamorro traditions and low-level samples of American architecture, you can see the beginning of a beautiful Ipao beach, two stadiums, the statue of Archbishop Felihberto Flores, an island park and Alupat Aputgan beach.

To the north-west of the capital, within the same bay, there is the largest resort area of Guam, Tumon Bay. This is essentially one long coastal road, surrounded by world-class hotels, duty free shops, clubs and fashionable restaurants. But the main decoration of the area is an almost kilometer-long white sand beach, protected from the sea by a coral reef. The beach is also famous for its cool and unique in composition and appearance of the sand.

Ipao Beach Park is located on the southwest side of the bay, there was once an ancient Chamorro village, and later a penal colony. Today it is a popular site of fiestas and picnics. This territory is known for a beautiful sandy beach, excellent reefs for snorkeling and picturesque walls of coconut trees along the shore.

Inaradzhan is a small town or even a village, which preserves a superficial influence of Spanish culture and is one of the 'richest heirs' of Chamorro culture. Here one will find a range of thatched bamboo huts, where traditional crafts and lifestyle of Chamorros are demonstrated to numerous tourists. Coconut Island is surrounded by a vast barrier reef, so famous for its good beaches and lagoons. Most of the island is private ownership, but the western part of the Coconut Island is a part of the territorial system of the natural park. Coconut Island is now considered one of the most popular places for water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and shopping, and its tourism infrastructure is developing rapidly.

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