Guam Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Guam

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%

Population: 200,000

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

Travel Information

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.

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