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.