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    Jeff's Pirates Cove (3)

    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012
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    Part Three of my Jeff's Pirates Cove tip with more pictures

    This is my things to do Tips for Jeff's Pirates Cove, I have a separate shopping and dining tips for it.

    The Jeff's Pirates Cove is a famous destination on the Pacific Ocean Side of Guam. It is one of the things to to see in Guam and is an institution in the eastern part of Guam. The Area (consisting of 22 acres or 7 hectares) was bought and developed by Jeff Pleadwell from Minnesota over 30 years ago and transformed it into a destination, complete with a beachside restaurant and Bar plus a Seaside Museum and , fishing areas, other Water Activities like ATV riding or kite boarding or jet skiing and touring the refurbished Chamorro Fishing Village that is located in the property.

    The Restaurant serves local Chamorro Food, American and Greek Cuisines plus seafood.
    The Bar opens only at day and closes at 6:00 pm

    HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Gift Shop and Seaside Museum
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Every Day
    Restaurant and Bar
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Monday thru Saturday
    8:00 am til 7:00 pm Sunday

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Jeff's Pirates Cove (part 1)

    by machomikemd Updated May 31, 2012
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    Part One of my Jeff's Pirates Cove tip, I will do a second & third things to do tip with more pictures.

    This is my things to do Tips for Jeff's Pirates Cove, I have a separate shopping and dining tips for it.

    The Jeff's Pirates Cove is a famous destination on the Pacific Ocean Side of Guam. It is one of the things to to see in Guam and is an institution in the eastern part of Guam. The Area (consisting of 22 acres or 7 hectares) was bought and developed by Jeff Pleadwell from Minnesota over 30 years ago and transformed it into a destination, complete with a beachside restaurant and Bar plus a Seaside Museum and , fishing areas, other Water Activities like ATV riding or kite boarding or jet skiing and touring the refurbished Chamorro Fishing Village that is located in the property.

    The Restaurant serves local Chamorro Food, American and Greek Cuisines plus seafood.
    The Bar opens only at day and closes at 6:00 pm

    HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Gift Shop and Seaside Museum
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Every Day
    Restaurant and Bar
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Monday thru Saturday
    8:00 am til 7:00 pm Sunday

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    • Food and Dining

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    Yokoi's Cave (2) The Replica Cave

    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012
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    Part two of my Yokoi's Cave tips with more pictures

    Going to Yokoi's Cave is part of the Admision Price of the Talafofo Falls.

    A Caveat: this is not the real location of the cave, it is located 2 miles (3.3 kilometers) east of the replica cave here (was destroyed by a typhoon in the 1970's). they just redid the cave for tourism purposes. This replica cave is a 400 meter (1/4 mile) walk from on a trail from the talafofo falls area. If you don't want to walk to and from, they have an improvised noisy monorail available and a round trip ride is $ 4 for a group of 5.

    According to wikipedia:

    Shiochi Yokoi was a Japanese sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during the Second World War. He was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945, found in the jungle of Guam in January 1972, almost 28 years after US forces had regained control of the island in 1944.

    On the evening of January 24, 1972, Yokoi was discovered in the jungle.[2] He was found by Jesus Dueñas and Manuel De Gracia, two local men who were checking their shrimp traps along a small river on Talofofo. They had initially assumed that Yokoi was a villager from Talofofo; he thought his life was in danger and attacked them,[3] but they managed to subdue him, carrying him out of the jungle with minor bruising.[1]

    "It is with much embarrassment, but I have returned", he said upon his return to Japan. The remark would become a popular saying in Japanese.[4]

    For twenty-eight years, he hid in an underground jungle cave, fearing to come out of hiding even after finding leaflets declaring that World War II had ended, believing them to be false Allied propaganda.[1]

    Yokoi was the third-to-last Japanese soldier to hold out after the war, preceding second lieutenant Hiroo Onoda (relieved from duty by his former commanding officer March 9, 1974) and private Teruo Nakamura (arrested December 18, 1974).

    Opens: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Admission price is $ 20 for adults
    $ 8 for children

    included in the admission price is the Cable Car Ride to and from the falls, Yokoi's Cave, Ghost House, Historical museum

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    Yokoi's Cave (1) The Replica Cave

    by machomikemd Updated May 31, 2012
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    Part one of my Yokoi's Cave tips

    Going to Yokoi's Cave is part of the Admision Price of the Talafofo Falls.

    A Caveat: this is not the real location of the cave, it is located 2 miles (3.3 kilometers) east of the replica cave here (was destroyed by a typhoon in the 1970's). they just redid the cave for tourism purposes. This replica cave is a 400 meter (1/4 mile) walk from on a trail from the talafofo falls area. If you don't want to walk to and from, they have an improvised noisy monorail available and a round trip ride is $ 4 for a group of 5.

    According to wikipedia:

    Shiochi Yokoi was a Japanese sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during the Second World War. He was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945, found in the jungle of Guam in January 1972, almost 28 years after US forces had regained control of the island in 1944.

    On the evening of January 24, 1972, Yokoi was discovered in the jungle.[2] He was found by Jesus Dueñas and Manuel De Gracia, two local men who were checking their shrimp traps along a small river on Talofofo. They had initially assumed that Yokoi was a villager from Talofofo; he thought his life was in danger and attacked them,[3] but they managed to subdue him, carrying him out of the jungle with minor bruising.[1]

    "It is with much embarrassment, but I have returned", he said upon his return to Japan. The remark would become a popular saying in Japanese.[4]

    For twenty-eight years, he hid in an underground jungle cave, fearing to come out of hiding even after finding leaflets declaring that World War II had ended, believing them to be false Allied propaganda.[1]

    Yokoi was the third-to-last Japanese soldier to hold out after the war, preceding second lieutenant Hiroo Onoda (relieved from duty by his former commanding officer March 9, 1974) and private Teruo Nakamura (arrested December 18, 1974).

    Opens: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Admission price is $ 20 for adults
    $ 8 for children

    included in the admission price is the Cable Car Ride to and from the falls, Yokoi's Cave, Ghost House, Historical museum

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    • Historical Travel

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    Talafofo Falls (4) At the Upper Falls

    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012
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    This is the FOURTH part of my Talafofo Falls tips with pictures of in and around the UPPER falls area. The natural pool here in the upper falls is cleaner than in the lower falls and locals do swim here as there are shaded picnic areas around

    The Talafofo Falls is one of the must see destinations in the Talafofo area of Southeatern. The area is hom to the Talafofo Falls and Yokoi's Cave (a japanese world war II straggler who was found near the falls and was hiding for 28 years). The whole area os owned by the family of the current Governor, Eddie Calvo and is now a tourist destination. This 30-foot waterfall in the Ugum River cascades into a deep pool framed by steep bluffs and level rock ledges. The area is accessible by car or foot, and tourists can also ride a cable car to get to Talofofo Falls. Other features within Talofofo Falls Resort Park include the Guam Historical Museum, Yokoi's Cave, Observation Tower, and Ghost House and an improvised monorail ride going near Yokoi's Cave.

    Opens: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Admission price is $ 20 for adults
    $ 8 for children

    included in the admission price is the Cable Car Ride to and from the falls, Yokoi's Cave, Ghost House, Historical museum

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    • Water Sports

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    Talafofo Falls (3) At the Lower Falls

    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012
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    This is the third part of my Talafofo Falls tips with pictures of in and around the lower falls area. will have a separate pictures for the upper falls area

    The Talafofo Falls is one of the must see destinations in the Talafofo area of Southeastern Guam. The area is homw to the Talafofo Falls and Yokoi's Cave (a japanese world war II straggler who was found near the falls and was hiding for 28 years). The whole area os owned by the family of the current Governor, Eddie Calvo and is now a tourist destination. This 30-foot waterfall in the Ugum River cascades into a deep pool framed by steep bluffs and level rock ledges. The area is accessible by car or foot, and tourists can also ride a cable car to get to Talofofo Falls. Other features within Talofofo Falls Resort Park include the Guam Historical Museum, Yokoi's Cave, Observation Tower, and Ghost House and an improvised monorail ride going near Yokoi's Cave.

    Opens: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Admission price is $ 20 for adults
    $ 8 for children

    included in the admission price is the Cable Car Ride to and from the falls, Yokoi's Cave, Ghost House, Historical museum

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Water Sports

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    Jeff's Pirates Cove (part 2)

    by machomikemd Written May 30, 2012
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    Part TWO of my Jeff's Pirates Cove tip with more pictures.

    This is my things to do Tips for Jeff's Pirates Cove, I have a separate shopping and dining tips for it.

    The Jeff's Pirates Cove is a famous destination on the Pacific Ocean Side of Guam. It is one of the things to to see in Guam and is an institution in the eastern part of Guam. The Area (consisting of 22 acres or 7 hectares) was bought and developed by Jeff Pleadwell from Minnesota over 30 years ago and transformed it into a destination, complete with a beachside restaurant and Bar plus a Seaside Museum and , fishing areas, other Water Activities like ATV riding or kite boarding or jet skiing and touring the refurbished Chamorro Fishing Village that is located in the property.

    The Restaurant serves local Chamorro Food, American and Greek Cuisines plus seafood.
    The Bar opens only at day and closes at 6:00 pm

    HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Gift Shop and Seaside Museum
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Every Day
    Restaurant and Bar
    8:00 am til 6:00 pm Monday thru Saturday
    8:00 am til 7:00 pm Sunday

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    • Food and Dining
    • Beaches
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Talafofo Bay

    by machomikemd Written May 30, 2012
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    The Talafofo Bay and Look out is a popular destination for locals and tourists who are into surfing since the waters in the eastern side of Guam facing the Pacific Ocean are rough hence swimming is discouraged. Located on the southeast coast of Guam in the Village of Talafofo, Talofofo Bay is popular for its fine dark-brown sand that contrasts with the surrounding white limestone cliffs that border the bay on both sides. From a distance, it may look like mud but it is actual fine sand. The water, too, looks murky and muddy. There’s a spot in the beach that locals call the “Surf Side.” This is the best place to go surfing and body-boarding while in Guam, when weather conditions are right.

    It is just a 10 minute drive from the Talafofo Bay to the Talafofo Falls Park.

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    Talafofo Falls Park (around the park)

    by machomikemd Written May 30, 2012
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    This is my pictures of around the Talafofo Park and Falls Complex.

    The Talafofo Falls is one of the must see destinations in the Talafofo area of Southeatern. The area is hom to the Talafofo Falls and Yokoi's Cave (a japanese world war II straggler who was found near the falls and was hiding for 28 years). The whole area os owned by the family of the current Governor, Eddie Calvo and is now a tourist destination. This 30-foot waterfall in the Ugum River cascades into a deep pool framed by steep bluffs and level rock ledges. The area is accessible by car or foot, and tourists can also ride a cable car to get to Talofofo Falls. Other features within Talofofo Falls Resort Park include the Guam Historical Museum, Yokoi's Cave, Observation Tower, and Ghost House and an improvised monorail ride going near Yokoi's Cave.

    Opens: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Admission price is $ 20 for adults
    $ 8 for children

    included in the admission price is the Cable Car Ride to and from the falls, Yokoi's Cave, Ghost House, Historical museum

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    • Zoo

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    Talafofo Falls (1) going to the Falls

    by machomikemd Written May 30, 2012
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    This is the first part of my Talafofo Falls Things to do Tips

    The Talafofo Falls is one of the must see destinations in the Talafofo area of Southeatern. The area is hom to the Talafofo Falls and Yokoi's Cave (a japanese world war II straggler who was found near the falls and was hiding for 28 years). The whole area os owned by the family of the current Governor, Eddie Calvo and is now a tourist destination. This 30-foot waterfall in the Ugum River cascades into a deep pool framed by steep bluffs and level rock ledges. The area is accessible by car or foot, and tourists can also ride a cable car to get to Talofofo Falls. Other features within Talofofo Falls Resort Park include the Guam Historical Museum, Yokoi's Cave, Observation Tower, and Ghost House and an improvised monorail ride going near Yokoi's Cave.

    Opens: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Admission price is $ 20 for adults
    $ 8 for children

    included in the admission price is the Cable Car Ride to and from the falls, Yokoi's Cave, Ghost House, Historical museum

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Jungle Boat River Cruise

    by Lady-Charisma Written Sep 10, 2004

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    Outside of WWII Jungle Cave

    Our next stop was an area deep in the jungle, where relics of latte stones served as a foundation of their ancient bamboo and straw houses. Nearby were also caves in which Chamorros were herded into by the Japanese soldiers and killed by hand grenades thrown into the caves during WWII. Anyhow, it was a very interesting and historical cruise. Excellent!

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    Jungle Boat River Cruise

    by Lady-Charisma Updated Sep 10, 2004
    Jungle Riverboat Cruise

    For my birthday, a friend of mine took me on a jungle boat cruise. The river wound it's way from an inlet by the ocean into the deeper jungles of Guam. Chirping birds were heard in the background, while fascinated tourists whirred and clicked their cameras at a furious pace. Fantastic trip!

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    Jungle Boat River Cruise

    by Lady-Charisma Written Sep 10, 2004
    Coconut Frond Hats

    There were a few stops along the cruise, and once such a place where they taught us how to weave a hat from coconut fronds. Well...at least, I tried to learn it...hahah!

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