Embark on a tropical journey to these Guam waterfalls — which showcase the island’s remarkable natural beauty and will leave you in awe. Here are 5 waterfalls on Guam that are worth the hike.
1. Tarzan Falls
Known as one of the island’s most iconic outdoor destinations in the village of Yona, Tarzan Falls is a picturesque waterfall that features a stunning 40-foot cascade that plunges into a clear pool below. Enjoy the serene atmosphere created by the surrounding lush greenery and the soothing sound of the rush of the waterfall. There are also various hiking trails that offer stunning views of the island. The area surrounding Tarzan Falls creates a vibrant and scenic landscape. Tarzan Pools is only 2 to 3 feet deep, so we don’t recommend diving or swimming in it. Tarzan Falls can also be a dangerous hike on rainy days.
2. Talofofo Falls
Located in the south, Talofofo Falls is one of Guam’s most well-known waterfalls. Before arriving at the falls, you are greeted with a two-minute cable cart ride where you can take in the breathtaking view of the 30-foot waterfall on the island. Once you arrive, you can soak up the sun and enjoy the freshwater pool below the falls which is ideal for swimming and relaxing. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also ride on the rope swing before making a dive into the water. The scenic beauty of the falls and the jungle make it a popular destination for visitors all year round.
3. Sigua Falls
Sigua Falls is a hidden gem tucked away in the Manenggon Mountain in the southern village of Yona. Sigua Falls and is made up of two small waterfalls known as the Upper and Lower Sigua Falls. The Lower Sigua Falls, which are also larger than the Upper Sigua Falls, are the most popular. This waterfall cascades into a beautiful turquoise pool, offering a refreshing swim in its cool waters and the surrounding greenery makes it a true paradise on Guam. Go for a swim in the pool, explore the rock formations, or simply relax and soak in the peaceful ambiance of the falls. Sigua Falls offers astonishing views of the surrounding jungle and glimpses of the ocean in the distance.
4. San Carlos Falls
Central Guam has a stunning, uninhabited waterfall called San Carlos. One of Guam's largest waterfalls, it cascades into a relaxing swimming pool from a height of more than 40 feet. The hike to this waterfall is worth the trek, as you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing pool to relax and swim in, after a long journey. The hike to San Carlos can be challenging and is not recommended for young children or people with health issues.
5. Inarajan Falls
Known as "Guam's own Garden of Eden", Inarajan Falls is located in the south and offers a truly authentic experience. You’ll definitely appreciate the island’s natural beauty here and even find some time quiet time to soak it all in. To get to the falls, follow the scenic prairie-looking area overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Then, you'll find yourself on a hike on desert-type land which will lead you to the picturesque falls.
The Guam Guide has provided you with safety hiking tips that you can follow as you are on your way to see one of these beautiful waterfalls!