How it All Began: Legend of Puntan Dos Amantes

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No, I am not done with Puntan Dos Amantes, yet.

My love for this place cannot be summed up in one blog alone, so I am up again to write about other things I came to find out about this place after having visited it so many times.

let me begin with the legend that comes with this place.

Legend of Puntan Dos Amantes

There once lived a rich local family with a beautiful daughter. As typical ancient rich families go, they want their daughters to marry wealthy men, too. Hence, the father arranged for the daughter to be married to a Spanish captain.

Upon knowing the news, the daughter tried to reason out with his father and told him she cannot marry a man she does not love. She does not even know what love is yet, she said. However, the father insisted and made the engagement official.

The daughter was distraught at the news that she ran off to the highest point in the island. There she met a local, handsome young man, and they fell in love with each other.

Of course, the father searched for his daughter and when she found him atop the island, he disapproved of the girls plea to allow her to marry the poor local boy, instead. The father immediately took her away and pushed through with her marriage with the Spanish captain.

The girl managed to escape again, and when went up the island to meet with her true love. While they were there, the girls father and his soldiers were coming after her.

The two hopeless romantics decided that they would rather die with each other, than her marry someone else. So, they tied and locked their hairs together, embraced, and jumped to their deaths from the cliff to the gushing water and rocks down below.

Puntan Dos Amantes Today

Of course, jumping from the 368 feet cliff is prohibited now. What lovers do is they buy heart-shaped locks from the souvenir shop, place their names on the locks, and lock them on the walls, where many couples have also placed their love locks. This is somehow a replica of Paris’ love locks(which was recently tore down by the local government because the number of locks were becoming to heavy for the bridge).

No matter the case of your love life, it always feels good to experience this kind of symbolism of forever at Guam’s Two Lovers Point.

Even if you do not avail of the love-locking stunt at the place, if you just savor the view with your partner and make promises of your love for each other, with the wind and the sea as your witness, the whole experience will surely make you more passionate about each other, and will let you see the beauty you found in each other the first time you declared yourselves in love.

The place will not only make you believe in forever, but it will also tell you that no matter how far you go in life, you can always look back at a time when you saw so much beauty and felt so much love for each other.

 

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The Place That Made Me Fall For Guam: Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point)

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I was not born and raised in Guam. In fact, I never really dreamed that one day I would settle in this place. I was used to the urban life – skyscrapers and busy streets with more concrete than trees. That was the kind of life I thought I would forever want. I never really see myself as the type of guy who would be so passionate about nature. I was all about living the moment, earning the big bucks, and making my way higher and higher up the corporate ladder.

Puntan Dos Amantes in Guam, changed all of that for me.

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Image credit: wondermondo.com

I went there on a side tour from a business trip. I read it was one of the most visited places Guam. Since I really was not the adventurous type, I chose it so that I know I will be safe because for sure, a lot of people will be there, too. I went in there not to have some passion-driven moment with nature and beauty, but for the sake of visiting at least one attraction of the place, so that I could tell my friends, that well, I went to Guam.

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When I got to the place, I was at first feeling out of place. Most of the people visiting the place were couples. Well, after all, the place translates to “Two Lovers Point” so what should I have expected?

It felt awkward at first but then, again, I didn’t mind. I was there just to check the place out, anyway.

However, when I got to view the whole pacific Ocean and Tumon beach through the deck of this wonderful place, I could not believe my eyes.

The place was a beauty unlike any, I really fell in love. I fell in love with Guam, through Puntan Dos Amantes.

At 368 feet from the reefs down below, I embraced the gush of the wind and savoured the most relaxing and invigorating sight I have ever seen in my entire life. The mountainous volcanic views, the clear sea of blue and green, luscious green tress, and the fresh air, all brought me to a different world.

It was a sight that made me forgot all the couples around me, and me standing alone. This is because I did not feel alone that moment. I had the view and the majestic beauty of nature to accompany me.

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It may all seem surreal but if you go and visit this place for yourself, bringing along someone you love, you can be sure that the view and the whole aura of the place will make you cry a happy tear.

I spent the entire afternoon just sitting on the deck, admiring a beauty I never imagined I will ever see, in my entire life.

As I think about my life, that moment, I made a promise to myself that I will always come back to this place, and discover more beauty of nature that it has to offer. I have never been so moved in my entire life, and I know that I want to keep that feeling because it helps me think about life and it helps me value what I have become so far.

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