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As Guam and Micronesia’s hometown airline for over 50 years, United is your ticket to unlocking Micronesia-over 2.9 million square miles across the Pacific know to the work for its incredible underwater attractions. With more than 2, 100 islands in the regions and a variety of deep history and culture, adventure awaits in magnificent Micronesia. These islands boast some of the world’s most famous wrecks dives where adventures can experience incredible World War II history alongside vibrant marine like.






 

Why Micronesia?

Welcome to Micronesia, a spellbinding world abounding with warm caressing breezes, captivatingly rich culture and exotic adventure all dancing around in unison under the thick golden rays of an arching tropical sun. The mysterious, the magical and the modern sides of life all lie within easy reach for the welcomed visitor, just like a swollen ripe mango dropping from a mango tree into a waiting hand.

 

Together with Guam, Micronesia comprises of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau, with each different island chain offering a unique and unforgettable experience.

ISLANDS OF MICRONESIA

Guam, a U.S. territory, is the largest and most populous island, considered the “gateway” to Micronesia and a hub for the region.


The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a U.S. Commonwealth consisting of 14 islands just to the north of Guam, and along with Guam, forms the Mariana Islands archipelago.


The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Palau are both independent island nations in a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. and together make up the nations in Caroline Islands archipelago to the south of Guam.


The Republic of the Marshall Islands is also an independent island in a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. approximately 1500 miles to the east of Guam, and is comprised of many small low lying islands and atolls.


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For those of us who seek out locations where dreams long for reality, there are still a few left in the world where unspoiled landscapes, epic adventures and the romance of a secluded lagoon and forgotten beach can become reality.  Beneath expansive azure skies and seemingly infinite stretches of both turquoise and deep blue water ahead, the region of Micronesia is still one of those places.

As modern technology and communication connect the world at an ever greater pace and the once exotic places of yesterday become increasingly rare today, it is refreshing to find hidden jewels still available for exploration, admiration, and yes, even relaxation.

ELECTRIC ISLAND FESTIVAL GUAM

Electronic Music has captured the World by storm over the past 10 years emerging from the underground to the forefront of today’s pop culture revolution. The time has come again for Guam to emerge in to the Global electronic music movement. EIF is fueled by the Millennials and made for the open minded; a vision to unite people from all walks of life through music and good vibes.

Cocos Crossing

Experience the beauty of Cocos Lagoon and the exhilaration of an open ocean swim wrapped in the warmth of Guam’s legendary hospitality. The Guam Cocos Crossing is an annual ocean swim that takes place between Merizo and Cocos Island. Join hundreds of swimmers from across the island and the Region, and make lifelong memories. Choose from 3 distance options: 3k, 5k and 10k.

COCONUT FESTIVAL

The coconut is one of Guam’s most important native plants. It appears on the Guam seal and the Guam flag, illustrated with its branches leaning over the Agana River flowing out to sea.Inarajan is one of two villages that celebrate the coconut, or the niyok in Chamorro. The Historic Inalåjan Foundation revived the festival in 2010 in conjunction with the annual fiesta honoring the village’s patron saint, Saint Joseph or San Jose.

Boonie Stomp - Nimitz Caves

June  29     Nimitz Caves                             Medium                   3 hours for 1 mile

We explore at two natural caves used by Japanese soldiers during the Liberation of Guam. Then we make an optional hike to Fonte Swim Hole to clean up and enjoy jumping and swimming. Bring: FLASHLIGHT, 2 quarts water, gloves, insect repellent, swimsuit, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Climbing and crawling in narrow cave passages.

Boonie Stomp - Mt. Tenjo to Tarzan Falls

June  22       Mt. Tenjo to Tarzan Falls        Difficult                    5 hours for 4 miles

We hike to see some US foxholes from WWII, the WWI gun positions and their command post, optionally walking the knife edge trail. We exit by either the medium Maguagua Falls trail or the difficult Tarzan Falls route.   Bring: 3 to 4 quarts of water, hiking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, snacks, and camera. Special conditions: sword grass, steep rocky or muddy slopes, and long distances for the Tarzan Falls option.

Boonie Stomp - Mt. Tenjo to Maguagua

June  22     Mt. Tenjo to Maguagua           Medium                   3 hours for 2 miles

We hike to see some US foxholes from WWII, the WWI gun positions and their command post, optionally walking the knife edge trail. We exit by either the medium Maguagua Falls trail or the difficult Tarzan Falls route.   Bring: 3 to 4 quarts of water, hiking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, snacks, and camera. Special conditions: sword grass, steep rocky or muddy slopes, and long distances for the Tarzan Falls option.

Boonie Stomp - Moonie Stomp-Mt. Macajna

June  15     Moonie Stomp-Mt. Macajna   Easy                         2.5 hours for 2 miles

We follow a mostly paved road along a gently rolling ridge top, visit the KAL Memorial, and end at an outstanding viewpoint overlooking the whole central and northern island. This is a perfect family hike or novice hike.   Bring: Flashlight, 1 quart water, insect repellent, snacks, and camera. Meet at 5:30pm at the Chamorro Village.

Boonie Stomp - Ritidian Beach

June  15     Ritidian Beach                          Medium                   4 hours for 6 miles

We hike the long sandy beach south Ritidian.   New hikers and families can turn around when they get tired for an easier hike and return by the cool shaded nature trails.  Bring:  2 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions:  NO shade, a long walk in sand, and no pets.

Boonie Stomp - Tarzan Swim Hole

June  08     Tarzan Swim Hole                    Medium                   3 hours for 2 miles

We make a nice loop trail to cool off at one of the best freshwater pools on the island. We’ll enjoy jumping from the ledges, daring the large rope swing, or just relaxing on the sunny ledges and watching the kids play.     Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, and camera.      Special conditions: Slippery slopes, mud, and no shade.

Boonie Stomp - Ague Cove

June  01     Ague Cove                                 Medium                   3 hours for 1 mile

We descend to a beautiful isolated cove ideal for jumping, swimming, snorkeling, and possible reef walking if the water is calm.      Bring:  2 quarts water, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.      Special conditions: A steep slope to ascend and a few rough rocky trail areas.

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