GUAM - U.S. Territory Guam is a territory of the United States situated in the Western Pacific Ocean and is the largest and most Southern island in the Mariana Islands which lie three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and the Philippines. It is a great place to visit with its tropical sandy beaches, historical sites and plenty of entertainment. The capital of Guam is Hagatna and one of the main attractions there is Chamorro Village which is in Pasco Park, Hagatna where visitors can learn about Guam's culture and food in the village. Being a tropical island along the equator you are guaranteed good weather although there is a rainy season from July to November. If you want guaranteed dry weather you should go there between December and June when the average rainfall is considerably lower. There are no language problems in June as they all speak English and all the tourist leaflets are printed in both English and Japanese as they get a lot of Japanese tourists there. If you love watersports Guam is the place to go as you can enjoy every conceivable watersport there including scuba diving, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing and more. A popular tourist site to do this is Cocos Island which lies just a mile off the southern coast. It is uninhabited but many tourists visit this paradise with miles of white sandy beaches and boat trips out to sea to enjoy watching the dolphins. A must see attraction in Guam is the famous 30 foot waterfall in Talofofo Falls Park. The waterfall is part of the Ugum River and you can swim in the pool below the falls. There is a large selection of accommodation to suit all budgets in Guam ranging from five star hotels to motel-type accommodation and most of the major car rental companies have outlets on the island making it easy for tourists to rent a car. CLIMATE Between 75-86 degrees Fahrenheit (26-30 degrees Celsius), averaging 81 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) SEASONS Dry season from December to May, Rainy season from June to November. RAINFALL Annual average is about 80 inches.
Guam’s open ocean is not only home to diverse coral and marine life; it’s one of
Micronesia’s most affordable places to dive. Home to a variety of dives for each
certification level, the island’s waters stay from 82-86 degrees Fahrenheit year
round, with visibility up to 150 feet. Dive environments for beginners and more experienced
divers are concentrated more heavily in the south, with the exception of a few accessible
dive spots in northern Guam.
Accommodations in Guam range from affordable motels to high-end luxury resorts. There
are smaller, unique boutique-like hotels as well as major hotel chains such as the
Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt, Outrigger and Westin that are primarily located
in Tumon, the island’s main tourist district. The southern areas of Guam also offer
country-like accommodations to visitors of Guam.
Accomodations in Guam!
What better way to discover Guam while taking in water and land sports? The island’s
ocean is an open playground to water sports enthusiasts who enjoy swimming, windsurfing,
kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, kite boarding, parasailing and diving. The best
snorkeling spots for both beginners and experienced snorkelers are on the protected
reefs of the Tumon Bay Marine Preserve, the Piti Bomb Holes
and in the southern village of Merizo.View more! (Download)
Adventures and sites on GUAM!
Guam is a golfer’s paradise with seven picturesque golf courses including Leo Palace
Resort, Onward Talofofo Golf Club, STARTS Guam Golf Resort, Onward Mangilao Golf
Club, Guam International Country Club, Windward Hills Country Club and Country Club
of the Pacific. These resort courses feature various degrees of difficulty and are
located in magnificent spots throughout the island. View more!
Guam’s Magnificent Golf!
Getting to Guam!
GUAM Events Calendar
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Entry requirements for Guam are the same as any U.S. destination. Although U.S. citizens
are required to possess a U.S. passport, on a case-by-case basis, photo I.D. and
proof of citizenship may be accepted. Citizens of most other countries must have
a valid passport and a U.S. visa.
Several countries througout Asia and Europe are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program.
Guam is about 6,000 miles from San Francisco; 3,800 miles west of Honolulu; 1,500
miles south of Japan; 1,596 miles from the Philippines; 2,026 miles east of Hong
Kong; and 1,922 miles east of Shanghai. Visit the A.B. Won Pat International Airport
website for flying times from Asia, Australia, Micronesia, Russia, and North America.