Hafa Adai! Welcome to the village of Talofofo
Talofofo, also known as “God’s Country”, is located in the south eastern part of Guam. Talofofo is one of the few villages that commercial buildings have hardly touched, and the island life prevails. The people are friendly, and there are vast numbers of outdoor activities to see and do. Talofofo is commonly broken down into two parts. The first one is the main village, which everyone refers to as Talofofo. Along the coastline, it is commonly known as Ipan, Talofofo.
Talofofo is about a thirteen minute drive away from Naval Base Marianas. For those who work up north, for example Andersen Air Force Base, it would probably take you about twenty-eight minutes to get to your destination. For those with children, there is the Talofofo Elementary School located in the village along with the private school Notre Dame High School. There are bus stops across the village that serves children who attend the following: Inarajan Middle School, Southern High School, DoDea, and most private schools.
Talofofo Falls is a natural waterfall in the village that attracts thousands of visitors and locals all year round. The most fun part about viewing the waterfall is probably the cable cart ride down a tall cliff to the base of the falls. The cable cart has an amazing bird’s eye view of Talofofo’s landscape. In the parking lot of Talofofo Falls, you may see wild hogs grazing in the grass or hiding under your vehicle from the beaming sun. It is truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring to see Guam’s wildlife and nature all in one place.
Along Ipan, the Pacific Ocean washes ashore on the snow-white sand. Talofofo’s beaches are one of Guam’s greatest treasures. There are homes along the coastline with the view and sounds of the waters embracing them with the island spirit. The beaches almost seem untouched and many visitors travel down south to swim in its waters. Its crystal clear waters are great for snorkelers and divers. And for the golf enthusiasts, Talofofo boasts a couple world class golf resorts.
Feeling hungry after the swim or a round of golf? Jeff’s Pirate Cove is a popular restaurant down in Ipan that is known for its burgers and relaxing atmosphere. Many travel all the way from Yigo just for their burgers and fries. Jeff’s Pirate Cove is situated right next to Ipan Beach. While you enjoy that juicy burger, you have a view of the oceans paradise and maybe even a glimpse of some local kiteboarders in action
This sleepy village never fails disappoints a country folk. There are mini stores at every corner for all your conveniences. It takes pride in its history and its land. The ease of life in the village is something one just needs to experience to fully appreciate. It is a village that surely upholds the “Hafa Adai Lifestyle.”
Distance to Popular Destinations:
- Andersen Air Force Base- 36 minutes
- Naval Base Guam- 13 minutes
- US Naval Hospital- 22 minutes
- Guam International Airport- 27 minutes
- Guam Premiere Outlet- 25 minutes
- Micronesian Mall- 27 minutes
- Agana Shopping Center- 19 minutes
- Tumon, Guam- 27 minutes