The owners actually redesigned the whole look of the park and showcases more of the local culture and flair of the Chamorro people and its ancestors. The park has a petting zoo, southern adventure tour, a riverboat cruise, stand-up paddle boarding, plantation tours, animal sanctuary, the most popular, the Ancient Chamorro Latte site and botanical gardens, just to name a few!
My mother in-law Dr. Judy Flores was in attendance of the two day excursion and also as a vendor selling her artworks and gifts items. She invited us to see the latte site, and enjoy a riverboat ride...
First stop, the gift shop, as you enter the adventure park. Judy wanted to show us the gift shop, which also showcases a lot of her merchandise as well.
Another look at the map, Where shall we go to first? Riverboat cruise!
Just a bit of video of the boat ride. The captain, talked during the trip through, he shared with us about the kinds of fish they find in the waters surrounding us, then took us to the first event dock, where the petting zoo, food vendors, etc. were. We also picked up a few people who wanted to ride further down. He then, took us by the stand-up paddle boards and kayaks, and onto the rest of the tour. He showed us an area where many of the local land crabs called home. His First mate, threw some bread and the crabs slowly came out to feast... Sara got to see them! She enjoyed that a lot.
He took us to the farthest part of the river, that the boat could travel, before the river narrows. Then, he turned the boat around at the fork. He told us if we headed to the right, this was where the Talofofo River would connect to the Ugum Water Treatment plant. Where most of our Island's tap water comes from. On the left side, the Talofofo River connects to the Talofofo Falls and heads towards Malojloj a part of Inarajan village.
As we headed back the opposite side of the bank, was where the Pineapple Plantation was and that soon we'd be able to enjoy the local pineapples that are growing. Finally, we arrived at the last stop, the Ancient Latte site!
There is a section behind the showcase hut, a Latte garden. I was going to take the whole garden photo, but there was a family sitting by them enjoying their late lunch... Maybe next time.
This tree behind the Latte stones caught my attention!
More Latte stones and you can see a bit from behind trails along the side of the hill. Many ancient Chamorros called this place home...
As Sara and I explored, we notice many fruit trees, like the "Mansanita" or Cherry tree, a "Laguinaha" or sour sap fruit tree. Below, Sara by the Hybiscus bush.
We will definitely come back to enjoy the stand up paddle boards or maybe take a dip in the river?
Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls