Discover Chamorro culture in this tiny coastal town, the unlikely capital of Guam and a treasure trove of historic sites.

Despite being one of Guam’s smallest towns, Hagåtña is the island’s capital. Visit this tranquil oceanfront destination for a warm welcome and a relaxing village atmosphere. Investigate the indigenous Chamorro culture and visit early historic sites and later Spanish-influenced ones. Head to the beach to explore the warm waters and diverse marine life of the Pacific Ocean.

In Hagåtña’s Chamorro Village buy local handicrafts and sample traditional foods such as octopus in coconut milk. The village is a throwback to a point in the town’s history that predates most written records. Detailed information about Hagåtña dates from 1668 onward, when Spanish Catholic missionaries arrived. The beautiful white Dulce Nombre de Maria Agana Cathedral and Basilica, a mid 20th-century building, stands on the spot where Hagåtña’s first Catholic church was believed to have been erected in 1669.

The cathedral is next to pretty Plaza de España, a centuries-old site built by the first Spanish colonizers. Wander this scenic green space and admire its original arched gateways. Look for the round Chocolate House, where privileged Spanish enjoyed hot chocolate each afternoon., built in the early 1800s. Not much of the original structure remains. However, climb to the fort’s hilltop location for wonderful ocean views. to see impressive archaeological remains from a very different time. The large “latte stones,” distinctive pillars made from rock, pepper this area. Well over 1,000 years old, they once served as the supports for houses.to arrange fun water-based activities such as dolphin watching or Jet Skiing. Book a beginner’s scuba diving class that will let you meet some of the area’s colorful marine life.

Come to Hagåtña at any time of year to enjoy high temperatures. Some stormy days are likely during October and November. Fly into Antonio B. Won Pat Guam International Airport, located about a 15-minute drive from the island’s charming capital.

Top Hotels in Hagatna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Onward Beach Resort
Onward Beach Resort
4 out of 5
445 Governor Carlos G Camacho Road, Tamuning

Nestled on the beach, this Tamuning resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alpat Island and Guam Premier Outlets. Tumon Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (2,751 reviews)

"Le premier buffet is good Korean employees are very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Onward Beach Resort
Guam Plaza Resort & Spa
Guam Plaza Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
1328 Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon, Tamuning
¥12,871
per night
Nov 21 - Nov 22

This family-friendly Tamuning resort is located near the airport, just steps from The Plaza and Tumon Beach. Guam Premier Outlets is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (2,011 reviews)

"Bed guard requested in advance were not in stock, few amenities."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Guam Plaza Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Guam
Hyatt Regency Guam
4.5 out of 5
1155 Pale San Vitores Road, Tamuning
¥25,840
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2

Located in Tumon, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Tumon Sands Plaza and Tumon Beach. Guam Premier Outlets ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,982 reviews)

"Hot tub! Very clean and hot :) So rare to find this! Entire property was clean and in top shape. Staff absolutely lovely!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

Hyatt Regency Guam

Popular things to do in Hagatna

Latte Stone Park
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Latte Stone Park

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Wander among imposing archaeological relics of houses that date back over 1,000 years at this beautiful spot in Guam’s capital.

Tumon Beach
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Tumon Beach

4.5/5(191 reviews)

Clear waters, lovely white sand and an array of watersports make this idyllic beach a firm favorite among visitors to Guam.

Two Lovers Point
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Two Lovers Point

4.5/5(118 reviews)

Enjoy some of Guam’s most astonishing views from this cliff-top lookout point that lies at the center of a romantic local legend.

Top activities in Hagatna

SandCastle Magic Show with Dinner 6:00PM
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SandCastle Magic Show with Dinner 6:00PM

¥11,671

Enjoy a Vegas-style performance at the incredible SandCastle in the heart of Guam. Watch the magical spectacle as the curtain comes up on ZUBRICK—featuring large scale grand illusions and contemporary edge.

Taotao Tasi the Beach BBQ Dinner Show
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Taotao Tasi the Beach BBQ Dinner Show

¥5,246

Admire the best of the beautiful island coast of Guam with a spectacular combination of dining and entertainment. Enjoy a beachside feast, watch an inspiring local dance, and learn the treasured past of the Chamorro culture.

SandCastle Magic Show 7:00PM & 9:00PM
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SandCastle Magic Show 7:00PM & 9:00PM

¥7,281

Head to the heart of Guam and enjoy a spectacular theater show that thrills and amazes the entire family. Be inspired by the incredible performance of ZUBRICK —features large scale grand illusions and contemporary edge.

BIG Sunset Dinner Cruise
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BIG Sunset Dinner Cruise

¥10,589

Watch the sky light up with color over the calm waters as you sail aboard a luxury vessel along the coast of Guam. Cruise away from the bright lights of the city, enjoy a delectable onboard dinner, and admire the stars sparkling above you.

Zipline Adventure Park
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Zipline Adventure Park

¥8,030

We call it the Island Hopper! Fly through the jungle of the Mariana Islands with breathtaking views of Tumon Bay and the cliff line below. Experience 6 different lines on our land and ocean course.

Off-Road Adventure
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Off-Road Adventure

¥8,030

Take a thrilling, all-terrain vehicle excursion along pristine off-road trails flanked by fields of dense vegetation. Whether you're new to riding or an experienced pro, feel the rush as you follow a local guide to explore the northern coast’s red dirt roads and stunning vistas.