"Filipino" Things To Do In Guam

"Filipino" Things To Do In Guam
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Guam is an incredibly diverse and culturally rich nation. Despite being an American territory, it has a rich Micronesian heritage not that different from the Philippines’. Both nations have been conquered by Spain upon Magellan’s arrival and occupied by Japanese invaders during World War II. Since becoming part of the US, Guam has rapidly developed and repopulated with mostly multi-racial citizens composed of Chamorros and Filipinos. It is a favorite destination among Filipinos because of the warm and massive Filipino community that already exists locally. Thanks to tax-free shopping and the laid-back tropical vibes, Guam is easily the perfect place to be for extended vacations. Whether you are a Filipino missing home or a tourist wanting to explore the Filipino culture, check out these “Filipino” things to do in Guam.

Air V&V - Get vaccinated while vacationing

Air V&V Guam - Vaccination and vacation
Source: Air V&V Guam

For worry-free travel to this beautiful and sunny island of Guam, this vaccination and vacation program not only offers the administration of either Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson with digital records but also COVID-19 testing when necessary.

The vaccination services are for those aged 12 and above and are available right at the participating Air V&V hotels, some of which are Dusit Thani, The Tsubaki Tower, Guam Plaza Resort & Spa, and Royal Orchid Hotel. You may choose your vaccine depending on availability and may be jabbed a day after your arrival the soonest.

Air V&V Guam

Click below for more information about Guam’s Air V&V (vaccination and vacation) program.

1. Enjoy the beloved Chickenjoy at Jollibee Guam

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Jollibee Guam on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In 2019, the world-renowned and fast-growing Filipino fast-food chain, Jollibee, opened its 35th store on American soil - in Guam, specifically. The fast-food chain, known as the “McDonald’s of the Philippines,“ offers common fast food menu items with a unique Filipino twist.

One of its most popular menu items is Chickenjoy, a breaded fried chicken served either with rice or the famous Jolly Spaghetti and a side of gravy. Whether you are a Filipino missing home or a tourist wanting to try something new, visiting Jollibee in Dededo is worth including in your to-do list.

Jollibee Guam

Address: 1088 W Marine Dr`, Dededo, 96929, Guam

Opening hours: 7am - 9pm (daily)

2. Shop at SM Island Guam

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by SM Island Guam on Sunday, June 20, 2021

SM Island is a retail store in Agaña Shopping Center, which is situated in downtown Hagatña. It is part of SM Retail Inc., a leading private retail holding company in the Philippines. It serves as the primary department store of the shopping center. If you are looking for imported products from the Philippines, SM Island offers a quick go-to. You will also find a lot of essentials here, so it is somehow a one-stop-shop for all your shopping needs.

SM Island Guam

Address: Hagåtña, 96910, Guam

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

3. Try all the popular Filipino products at Le's Market, John B's Mart, or Ariana's Market

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Ariana's Market on Sunday, July 4, 2021

If you are craving Filipino delicacies, you can visit famous Filipino convenience stores like Le’s Market, John B’s Mart, and Ariana’s Market. These stores offer all sorts of Filipino treats, so you will likely find whatever it is you are craving. All of them are situated in Dededo. By chance, you might also stumble upon some products you have never heard of before, so make sure that you give them a try too.

Le's Market

Address: 2042 16, Dededo, 96929, Guam

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

John B's Mart

Address: 257 Mepa St Unit 1, Dededo, 96929, Guam

Opening hours: 6:30am - 8pm (daily)

Ariana's Market

Address: 2025 16, Harmon, 96913, Guam

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 7pm; Sun: 8am - 5pm

4. Eat a traditional Filipino meal at Ben N' Yan's

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Ben N' Yan's Restaurant on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Ben N’ Yan’s originated from the Philippine province of Pampanga. It was brought to Guam by couples Belinita and Salvador Espino and their two sons in 2002 in hopes of putting authentic Filipino cuisine on the map. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience of traditional Filipino cuisine, it is definitely the place to be. The sizzling plate specials served with rice are a must-try. You may also hold functions at the restaurant, thanks to its banquet facilities.

Ben N' Yan's

Address: Sunrise Street, Tamuning, 96913, Guam

Website: Ben N’ Yan’s

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 11pm

5. Send remittance back home at Philippine National Bank (PNB) Guam

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

With M.m. Felipe Angel Bautista Chary Parial Charito Datuin Rose Padilla Ofelia P. Meneses Dee Aquino Ferrer Lilibeth Dela Pena Mejia Sheila Marie Matienzo Tessie Uy Sebastian EJ Maliwat Ari Rivera

Posted by Pnb Guam Branch on Saturday, June 8, 2019

PNB is a leading bank in the Philippines. In 2013, it launched its Guam-Micronesia Mall branch to serve the Filipino community in the country. This PNB branch provides full banking services like commercial business loans, referrals of account opening for PNB branches in the Philippines, and remittances. If you are a Filipino working in Guam, sending remittances regularly to your loved ones in the Philippines can be made easier with PNB. You can easily open bank accounts, manage your savings, apply for loans, and do other transactions.

PNB Guam-Micronesia Mall Branch

Address: 1088 W Marine Corps Dr, Dededo, 96929, Guam

Website: PNB Guam-Micronesia Mall Branch

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

6. Grab a bite at the Filipino favorite, Max's Restaurant Guam

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Cure the Monday blues with a visit to Max’s Guam! Ensure a happy tummy for the week ahead 🤙 #MaxsGuam #MicronesiaMall

Posted by Max's Restaurant Guam on Monday, March 15, 2021

Max’s Restaurant is another Filipino-favorite restaurant specializing in authentic Filipino cuisine. It is known for its whole fried chicken perfect for sharing. It is a good choice for casual family gatherings and celebrations as it offers many group meals at budget-friendly rates. Aside from the signature Max’s fried chicken, some dishes that you must try are crispy pata or crispy pork hock, kare-kare or beef peanut stew, lechon kawali or pork belly, nilagang bulalo or beef shank broth, and sinigang or tamarind soup.

Max's Restaurant Guam

Address: 1088 W, Marine Corps Dr, Dededo, 96929, Guam

Website: Max’s Restaurant Guam

Opening hours: 11am - 7pm (daily)

7. Attend traditional Filipino festivals like the annual Santacruzan

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Congratulations to all who participated for this 2019 Santa Cruzan and salute to the Filipino Ladies Association of...

Posted by Agana Shopping Center on Sunday, May 26, 2019

Given the huge Filipino community in Guam, many Filipino festivals are observed in Guam annually. One of those festivals is Santacruzan, which involves the procession of women beautifully dressed in gowns to depict the search of Queen Helena for the Holy Cross. This festival has been a tradition in Guam for over three decades now, and it is supported by the Philippine Consulate. Filipino women from various organizations participate in this annual tradition.

8. Catch a Filipino movie at Tango Theatres

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Tango Theatres Guam on Friday, November 29, 2019

Tango Theatres in Micronesia Mall features 12 cinemas, offering a wide range of films and a state-of-the-art movie-going experience with the help of the latest audio-visual technologies. Open year-round, mainstream and independent Filipino films are usually showcased here, so you can catch the latest Filipino movies even while you are away from home.

Tango Theatres

Address: 1088 W Marine Corps Dr, Dededo, 96929, Guam

Website: Tango Theatres

Experience the best of Filipino culture in Guam

"Filipino" things to do in Guam
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Daniel Ramirez used under CC BY 2.0

Filipinos are renowned for their comforting warmth and welcoming hospitality, and their huge presence in Guam makes it an even more interesting place to visit. Make sure that you add all these “Filipino” things to do in Guam to your bucket list for an enriching experience of Filipino culture while you are abroad.

Air V&V Guam

Click below for more information about Guam’s Air V&V (vaccination and vacation) program.

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