Where is it?: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines
Why do people go here?: To visit someone who is stationed there. In reality, Guam is not the on the top of the list for those looking for a beautiful vacation getaway, and more for those who have a stopover, or really love to see a bit of America in the Pacific.
What are the main entry points?: The airport outside of Hagatna will take you in – those with a yacht playtoy should check in advance before sailing on up.
Currency used: US dollar (USD)
Country Code: 1-671
Area codes for Major Cities: No area codes required
Religion: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%
Ethnic Breakdown: 37.1% Chamorro, 26.3% Filipino, 11.3% Pacific, 6.9% white, 6.3% other Asian, 2.3% other, 9.8% Mixed
Government: Organized, unincorporated territory of the US
Languages: English, Chamorro, Japanese
Major Cities: Hagatna (Agana)
Attractions: Sun, Sand, US Base Station
Tourism Office locations and links: Guam Visitors Bureau 401 Pale San Vitores Road Tumon, Guam 96911 +671 646-5278/9; FAX +671 646-8861
Health Issues: No vaccination requirements for any international traveller.
Tips for Visiting
When to go: When you feel like it. Temperatures are consistently warm and balmy.
Specific Events/Holidays: Discovery Day, first Monday in March (1521)
Getting Around: Don’t get frustrated and bring a good book to read while you’re waiting for small shuttle vans.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Guam is the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Guam travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.