Guam: The Gateway to Micronesia
Perched in the cerulean waters of the Western Pacific Ocean, Guam stands as a sentinel at the gateway to Micronesia.
This unincorporated territory of the United States surprises you with its rich indigenous Chamorro culture, Spanish colonial heritage, and unmistakable American influences, all blending to create a captivating Pacific paradise.
Laced by coral-fringed beaches and punctuated by dramatic limestone cliffs, Guam’s geography is as enchanting as its history. The island's north is a plateau of rolling hills and dense forest while the south offers dramatic cliffs, waterfalls, and lush green mountains. This is a playground for adventurers, with opportunities for hiking, diving, and exploring hidden caves and stunning waterfalls.
A walk through Guam’s past leads you to the ancient latte stones - stone pillars that are the silent witnesses of the indigenous Chamorro civilization. The vibrant city of Hagåtña invites you to savor its blend of cultures in its museums, forts, and churches, particularly the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, the heart of the Catholic faith on the island.
Bask in the warmth of 'Håfa Adai', the Chamorro spirit of welcome. Lose yourself in the soul-stirring beats of the Bele dance, relish the fiery flavors of Kelaguen, a ceviche-like dish, and witness the hospitality of the island's residents during a local village fiesta, a colourful celebration of food, dance, and community.
For a short video introduction of Guam, click below
As an unincorporated territory of the United States, Guam follows the same visa policies as the US mainland. Most visitors from Visa Waiver Program countries can enter for 90 days without a visa.
The official currency is the US Dollar (USD).
English and Chamorro are the official languages.
WiFi and SIM Cards
WiFi is available in hotels, shopping centers, and many cafes. Prepaid SIM cards can be purchased from local providers such as DOCOMO Pacific and GTA Teleguam.
Health and Safety
Guam is generally safe for travelers. Medical facilities are well-equipped but can be expensive, so travel insurance is recommended. Dengue and Zika viruses have been reported, so precautions against mosquito bites are advised.
Last but not least
Here's another tip (or trick, you decide): Don't miss a chance to watch the sunset at Two Lovers Point, a dramatic cliffside lookout. Local legend tells of two lovers who leapt from the cliffs to their death rather than be separated. The view, particularly at sunset, is breathtakingly romantic, a testament to their enduring love story.