Barrigada Guam is a mid-sized village located in the
center of Guam. For the most part, Barrigada is largely residential
and not one of the main districts for tourism, although many visitors
do still pass through the area. Barrigada is also considered to be the
most affluent neighborhood on Guam, with homes in the area overlooking
the ocean and much of the island. The population of Barrigada Guam is
mostly comprised of people of Chamorro and Asian descent.
In August of 1944, Barrigada Guam was a battle site during the World
War II Battle of Guam. United States marines engaged and defeated
Japanese soldiers in Barrigada and eventually drove them out of Guam.
The Barrigada city of Guam still features memorials to this battle,
which led to the recapture of Guam by the United States. Today the
Barrigada city of Guam as well as the island of Guam remains an
unincorporated territory of the United States.
Shopping in the Barrigada city of Guam is for the most part resigned
to a smaller commercial district in the heart of the city.
Harley-Davidson operates a shop in Barrigada, as do a few other
international businesses and outlets. Shopping on Guam is generally
more popular in Tumon or Hagatna, however the duty-free status of Guam
makes shopping even in areas such as Barrigada a good deal for
visitors from outside Guam.
Eating out in Barrigada is one of the great things to do in the city
and should be a central part of any Barrigada vacations. With its high
Chamorro population, Barrigada offers excellent traditional food
booths and restaurants. In addition to these traditional dishes of
rice, coconut and seafood, Barrigada vacations can also include plenty
of international cuisine. With the influence of nearby Asian and
Filipino countries, food from around the globe can be found on Guam
and in Barrigada.
Hotels and resorts for Barrigada vacations will be located in the
heart of the city, near Barrigada Heights. Views from Barrigada
Heights are stunning and provide an excellent opportunity for seeing
the island as well as a chance to take some excellent photos of Tumon
Bay to the West or the ocean to the East. Since Barrigada is centrally
located on Guam, the village is an excellent place from which to take
day trips to different areas on the island. Since most travelers
accomplish transportation on Guam through the use of a rental car,
driving to the various locations for sight seeing, diving, fishing or
any number of activities will be quite convenient. Surfing, golf and
dinner cruises are all less than a 2-hour drive from Barrigada and
make this city of Guam an excellent place for a vacation headquarters.
-Barrigada owes its name to a Chamorro legend. When the God Puntan was
about to die he instructed his sister Funa how to dispose of his body.
Puntan said that his eyes were to become the sun and the moon; his
eyebrows … the rainbow; his breast … the sky and his back … the earth.
Barrigada means “FLANK.” Looking down from atop Mt. Santa Rosa, the
island resembles a man lying on his back with his FLANK being the most
Some of the sites in Barrigada include the last command post, Admiral
Nimitz Golf Course, Tiyan the home of “Naval Air Station Brewer
Field”, the Guam A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Mount Barrigada,
the Catholic churches of San Vicente and San Roke, San Ramon, the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Assemblies of God, the
following schools: L.P. Untalan, P.C. Lujan, B.P. Carbullido, San
Vicente, and the Harvest Baptist Church and School.
Village Fiesta Information
San Vicente (April 1 & 2) San Roke (August 19 & 20) San Ramon
(September 2 & 3)
Barrigada hosts (3) three village fiestas (San Vicente, San Roke, and
San Ramon) each year and sponsors a Mini Carnival on the Mayor's
Office and Community grounds which include cockfighting, traditional
song and dance entertainment, food and games booths for all ages.
Barrigada’s environment and lifestyle is what draws many to our
community. Our parks and open spaces create strong neighborhoods and
give families a place to gather. They provide our children with safe
places to play.
As well know, economic development follows the creation of quality
parks and open spaces, making living in Barrigada more attractive
while at the same time increasing the value of area housing and
businesses. As a community, we must encourage partnerships with
neighborhoods, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations like
the BLOOM-N-BARRIGADA PROGRAM to ensure that our village is maximizing
the benefits of our location, climate and open spaces.
We encourage you to get involved with our BiB Program and become a
steward of Barrigada’s natural resources and quality of life.
Please join us in growing our community.