The Latte of Freedom was completed in 2010 to fulfill the vision of Governor Richard J. Bordallo who wanted to capture the Chamorro culture with an American monument. A short visit to check out this eye catching landmark will provide you with some amazing views!
It’s located at at the Richard J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex. You can either follow the road to the right of the complex behind it and park at the bottom of the Latte in the parking lot, or park in the parking area in front of the gates and walk up on the left end. We chose to walk up since we’d just had lunch and wanted to check out the old military gun to the left of the road.
After you’ve parked there are some stairs up to the main level. There is an elevator but it’s often out of order so plan that it won’t be working and you’ll be surprised if it is.
Just before the stairs are some old Latte stones and some plaques about them.
Once you are up the stairs there should be someone waiting to collect the entrance fee. It’s $2 per person for local/military rate.
The walk up to the Latte is a ramp so you can use a stroller on this part if needed.
Once you get inside the Latte you’ll feel the refreshing breeze blowing through as you enjoy the views out the windows.
There is also a plaque stating why the Latte was created and built.
Other than enjoying the views and reading the few plaques there is not much else to do here unless you go check out the beach area on either side of the complex.
To the left of the Latte is an old military gun as well. I believe there are some cannons to the right as well but we didn’t go check them out this visit.
While this experience won’t take long it’s a fun way to add in something to do while your out and about.
Know Before You Go
What: Latte of Freedom located at the Governor’s Complex.
How To Get There: It’s approx. 35 mins from Andersen, & approx. 14 mins from Naval Base Guam. It’s at the Richard J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex, you can use this google map HERE, its from Andersen but you can change the starting point on the left hand side.
Bring: Cash to pay for the entrance fee.
Parking: If you take the road to the right the complex you can park just under that Latte stone. You can also park in the large parking area at the bottom and walk up, about 2 min walk, which is what we did.
Cost: $2 per person with the local/military rate
Hours: The Governor’s complex is open M-F from 8 am – 5 pm daily. I’ve seen some folks say that sometimes there has been a sign up that says you need reservations, we went several weeks ago and was able to just walk up and pay the guy at the table.
Adventuring with little kids: There is an elevator but it is almost always out of order, so you’ll have to climb up a few stairs. Once up to the main level there is a ramp up to the latte stone so using a stroller is possible but baby wearing is better.
How long: Plan for about 15 mins, longer if you go down and check out the beach area on either side of the complex.