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Whether you’re a culture vulture, a food fanatic, a serious shopper, or just someone who needs a major dose of Vitamin sea, the gorgeous island of guam will offer something you’ll love and more.
One of the first things you’ll realize about Guam is that it is tiny. Smaller, in terms of land area, than Metro Manila, everywhere you’ll want to go is an easy, 20-minute drive away. The verdant, bluerimmed island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, however, feels like it’s worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle, despite being a mere four-hour flight away from the Philippines. Pack your bags (and your bikinis and board shorts), Cosmo Girl, and get ready to hit a summery tropical paradise with all the perks and conveniences of a city at its fingertips. Cosmopolitan First things first: You’ll need a US Visa. Second: It’s “on Guam,” not “in Guam,” and on Guam, you’ll discover that everything about the island is a study in contrast and complexity. Much like the Philippines, Guam, a United States territory (which means the currency in use is the US$), has a rich colonial history spanning JUNE 2016 hundreds of years— Spanish, Japanese, German, and American influences inform the island’s Chamorro roots. Predominantly Roman Catholic, and with nearly 40% of the population made up of Filipinos, don’t be surprised to find that you’ll be understood by the locals when speaking in Filipino or a Philippine dialect!
The Fish Eye Marine Park