Guam is a tropical island paradise ideal for your holidays in Micronesia for its rich in culture and hospitality. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure with family or friends Guam has attractions, shopping malls, and restaurants to make the most of your stay!
Here is some helpful information about Guam. If you do not find what you are looking for here you are welcome to visit the Guam Visitors Bureau at www.visitguam.org or email us at PICMail@picguam.com.
- Political Status: Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States
- Capital: Hagatna
- Location: 13.48 degrees North, 144.45 degrees East
- Land Area: 212 square miles / 549 square kilometers
- Native Inhabitants: Chamorro
- Official Languages: English and Chamorro
- Time: Greenwich Mean Time +10
- Population: 175, 877 (as of 2008)
- Country Code: 1
- Area code: 671
- Electricity: 120 volt / 60 cycle
- Currency: US Dollar
Guam typically has two seasons. Wet and dry. Dry season begins in December and runs through May. The island is breezy in the evenings and the sun is out during the day. Sun block is encouraged. June through November is considered rainy season.
Guam’s climate averages 81 degrees Fahrenheit.
Guam’s beautiful culture amazes all visitors to the island.
Catholicism is the island’s dominating religion. Each village has a catholic church with a patron saint. Every month a village celebrates the feast day of their patron saint. This is commonly known as a village fiesta. To carryout this celebration a “fiesta” takes place at private family residences. Everyone is invited to experience the “fiesta” and celebrate the saint’s feast day.
In addition to village fiestas, it is common to celebrate weddings, birthdays, graduations, and other celebrations in a “fiesta” style. Fiestas and special parties are full of friendly hosts, delicious local food, music for dancing, and other entertainment.
The indigenous people are known as the “Chamorro” people. However, Guam is home to people from other nationalities such as Filipinos, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Micronesia Islanders and Americans.
English is commonly spoken throughout the island. Chamorro is the official language of Guam and many people speak it at home and among friends. Chamorro is taught throughout Guam’s public schools. Some common phrases include:
- Hafa Adai – Hello; Welcome
- Buenas dihas – Good Morning
- Buenas noches – Good Evening
- Gof Mauleg – Very Good
- Esta Agupa’ – Until Tomorrow
- Hayi na’an-mu – What is your name?
- Si Yu’os Ma’ase – Thank You
- Adios – Good Bye
Traveling to Guam
If you are a national coming from one of the 36 countries that participates in the United State’s visa waiver program you do not need a visa travel to Guam. Click here to learn more about the visa waiver program.
Businesses and Activities Near PIC
- Guam Visitors Bureau 0.32 km/0.2 miles
- Guam Memorial Hospital 1.5 km/1 miles
- Bank of Guam 1.6 km/1 miles
- Bank of Hawaii 3.2 km /2 miles
- Citibank 8 km/5 miles
- Continental Airlines 3.2 km/2 miles
- Deloitte & Touche 3.1 km/1.9 miles
- Delta Airlines 3.2 km/2 miles
- Ernst & Young 1.6 km/1.0 mile
- First Hawaiin Bank 3.2 km/2 miles
- GTA Teleguam 2.4 km/1.5 miles
- South Pacific Petroleum Corp 2.4 km/1.5 miles
- Country Club of the Pacific (CCP) 19 km/12 miles
- Leo Palace Resort 13 km/8 miles
- Mangilao Golf Club 11 km/7 miles
- Talofofo Golf Club 26 km/16 miles
- Japanese Embassy 1.6 km/1 miles
- Chamorro Village/Guam Night Market 9.7 km/6 miles
- Talofofo Falls 26 km/16 miles
- Two Lovers Point 6.4 km/4 miles
- DFS Galleria 0.6 km/0.4 miles
- Guam Premier Outlets 1.6 km/1 miles
- Kmart 0.1 km/0.1 miles
- Micronesia Mall 3.2 km/2 miles
- Tumon Sands Plaza 0.6 km/0.4 miles