Valley of the Latte
Education and Development
One of the main priorities of the Valley of the Latte is education. Educating groups about the environmental issues that face our island, sharing the history and culture of our people with the island's students of all ages and grades, and celebrating all that Guam is with visitors of all ages from all places. Most recently for island sustainability, we have brought attention to the watershed, erosion, and sustainable agriculture at the 2017 CIS and welcomed Miss Earth Guam contestants to learn more about these pressing issues at the Valley.
While we welcome visitors and travelers from all over the world, we have school charters and field trips from elementary grade to the University of Guam agricultural and science groups that are experimenting with more resilient strains of wing beans. The Valley of the Latte is truly a special and magical place where adventure, excitement, history, culture, environmental issues, beauty of the island, and the warmth of the people can come to co-exist every single day.
On a side note, the most recent Valley of the Latte River Festival II served as a host to several high school Pro Start Culinary programs. Throughout the month of May, Valley of the Latte is making personal visits to each school and the kids that participated, handing out certificates, checks, and doing what is possible to support another great educational program for the youth of Guam.
A Retreat for All Ages and Groups
One of the additional ways to utilize the ambience and unique character that envelopes you when you enter the Valley of the Latte is by setting up a retreat or celebration for your company or group. Whether it is your special wedding day, someone's special birthday, a company retreat, or senior citizen outing, the Valley of the Latte is truly the most outstanding destination on island.
The Adventure River Boat Cruise is enough to transport every one to another place and time. If you have not yet felt this experience, then I beg you to make it a priority. The views as you travel to the heart of the island along the coast and arrive at the unassuming mouth of the ancient Talofofo River is a great start. As you are greeted by smiling faces and board the river boat, your senses truly come alive. The heat of the shining sun, the cool breeze off the ocean, the sound of waves on the river banks, the roar of the engine as it starts up, the laughter of fellow intrepid adventurers, and the view where sky, valley, river, water, and mountain seamlessly meet. It all awaits. That being said, the magic really takes hold as you make it past that first river bend. In a moment you will blink and leave behind the bustle of the present. Wooden docks begin to appear and the waters calmly beckon you further into the Valley. Then you hear it. Then you see it. A living Chamorro Village straight out of the stories of old. The greatest part of this? This is only how you arrive. The tours through ancient lands, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding atop ancient waterways, and the food with produce from the land you now explore, are all just samples of what you can look forward to experiencing.
>To the Right: Piti Village Senior Citizens Group
< To the Left: Home Depot Company Excursion
Sustainability finds itself as one of the cornerstones of the Park. As we celebrate, preserve, and share the rich cultural heritage of our people, there are also acres upon acres of sustainable farming practices. Eggplant, watermelon, pineapple, peppers, green beans, papayas, coconuts, and more are being grown and harvested from the rich volcanic soil that makes up the Southern landscape. Sustainable catch and release Tilapia farms also represent a great addition to the focus of eco-friendly and sustainable practices for the island.
If you have the time, call 1.671.789.3342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may be surprised to find a Valley of the Latte harvest waiting for you at the Valley Gift Shop or at a local farmer's market.