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Hagatna

Travel Guide Oceania Micronesia Guam Hagatna

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Introduction

Hagatna is the capital and largest settlement on the island of Guam. The city is located on the westcoast in the central parts of the island and is formerly known as Agana. Nowadays, it is the commercial, administrative and cultural heart of the island state, with many historical features and landmarks around the town. It is has a good infrastructure and very good hotels which cater to package tourists from the United States a lot.

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Weather

Hagatna has a pleasant tropical climate with generally warm and humid weather conditions. Average daytime temeratures hoover around 30 degrees Celcius during the day, only January and February are slightly cooler. Night time temperatures are still above 20 degrees during most nights and rarely drop below. The wet season roughly lasts from July to November with September and October seeing the most rain. Still, from December to June there can be heavy afternoon downpours as well. During the wet season, tropical storms can be a real danger as well but generally don't cause too much damage.

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Getting There

By Plane

Flights arrive at Won Pat International Airport not far from Hagatna. The main airline is Continental Micronesia Airlines, a branch of Continental Airlines, serving American destinations like Honolulu, Los Angeles and Houston and other destinations like Manila as well.
Guam is a major gateway to other places in the Pacific and as such there are many flights from many destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well.
Airlines to choose from are All Nippon and Japan Airlines from destinations in Japan, like Tokyo and Osaka, China Airlines from for example Beijing, Philipiine Airlines from Manila and Korean Air from Seoul.
Services from Australia include Continental Airlines from Cairns with possible connections to Micronesia. The same airlines also serves Hongkong and Bali.

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