Know Before You Go
The Northern Mariana Islands are a U.S. commonwealth in the western Pacific, about 125 miles northeast of Guam. Saipan is the largest and northernmost island, and the capital of the commonwealth. To get to the site from Pau Pau Beach on the northwest coast, take Rte. 320 off of Rte. 30. Follow for about 2/3 of a mile and turn right to stay on Middle Road. It will twist and turn, and in about a mile and a quarter, there is a left turn-off, unmarked but paved, that will lead to PACBAR at the end. You’ll first pass a cell tower and newer looking building inside some fencing, but keep going just a little further. There is no gate to pass through or climbing required to get to the site but stay on the paved areas (the fence that once surrounded the facility is now gone). The right side of the road has a noticeable trail that leads to a lookout off a cliff, overlooking the Marpi jungle and the deep blue Pacific Ocean.