A paradise island would be incomplete without a cascading waterfall or two, and Guam has dozens to explore. While some waterfall sites such as Talofofo Falls have been developed for visitors, the vast majority of the island’s natural waterfalls are very much in the pristine condition today as they were when the Ancient Chamorro people inhabited the island.
Guam has some of the most stunning beaches you might ever see but the island’s natural beauty extends beyond white sand beaches and sparkling ocean waters. Set aside some time to explore Guam’s natural spaces and learn about the island’s culture and wildlife.
Ranked by travelers on TripAdvisor as Guam’s best waterfall, Tarzan Falls is a natural stunner that makes for an easy half-day activity. The trail can be quite muddy and tricky to navigate after the rain, but the panoramic view of the falls from the bottom of the trail is worth the effort. Click here to locate Tarzan Falls on Google Maps.
Though technically not a waterfall, Priest’s Pools is the site of eight cascading infinity pools that are named after the Spanish-era priests who often visited to bathe and refresh in the late 1600s. It’s an easy walk to reach the top pool, although climbing down to explore all of the pools will require some aide for little ones. Click here to locate Priests Pools on Google Maps.
San Carlos Falls
The pristine San Carlos Falls and Swim Hole are quintessential hidden gems that are tucked away in the lush foliage of central Guam. This hike is rated difficult by local hiking experts and it is recommended that inexperienced and novice hikers hike with an experienced guide such as the Guam Boonie Stompers group. Click here to locate San Carlos Falls on Google Maps.
Guam Boonie Stompers
One of the safest and enjoyable ways to see many of Guam’s hidden natural gems is to go boonie stomping – what islanders call hiking – with an experienced guide or with a group such as the Guam Boonie Stompers. Every Saturday morning, Guam Boonie Stompers leads groups to remote beaches, snorkeling sites, waterfalls, mountains, caves, and cultural and historical sites. Find out where the group is headed this week or view photos from past hikes on the Guam Boonie Stompers Facebook page: facebook.com/GuamBoonieStompersInc.