About Guam (GU)
Located in Micronesia, in the West Pacific Ocean, Guam is a U.S. overseas territory that is part of the Mariana Islands archipelago. Just 212 square miles (549 square kilometers) in area, it was once held by Spain and played a notable role in the Second World War. With balmy temperatures all year round, it today attracts tourists to its excellent beaches and resorts. Its diverse history has also resulted in a truly unique culinary tradition, which fuses elements of Chamorro, Filipino, Spanish and American culture. Book a car rental in Guam to wander around and discover the island at your own pace.
Hagåtña is the capital of Guam, where you can discover the local culture and learn more about the island’s WWII heritage. Don’t miss the Chamorro Village and the Guam Museum. Fort Soledad, in the southern part of the island, was built by Spain in the 19th century; it offers excellent views. The archeological site of Fouha Bay holds a special significance in Chamorro culture.
You can drive in a circle around the periphery of Guam, enjoying stunning coastal views. The rules of the road closely mirror those in the United States. For example, you drive on the right-hand side of the road. The main roads are spacious and in good condition, but off the beaten path you may encounter roads that are in slightly less good shape.
The speed limits are relatively low on the island, with a maximum allowed speed in rural areas of 35 miles per hour. Be careful while driving your car rental in Guam, as local drivers may drive fast, and they do not always follow the rules.
Choosing your car
Guam car rental providers include Alamo, Avis and Sixt. If you’re looking for a cheap car rental in Guam, try booking a compact car such as a Kia. It’s the perfect budget-friendly pick for one or two travelers. An SUV or mid-size vehicle from a brand like Toyota is more spacious and ideal for transporting a group of 3—5 people. Larger groups, or groups traveling with a lot of equipment, can book a 7—12 person mini van or people mover. A convertible, sports car or luxury sedan is a fun choice for discovering the island in style.
Tips and advice
Keep in mind that the blood alcohol limit is 0.08%. Stay safe when you rent a car in Guam, and avoid drinking and driving.
You may want to consider getting a comprehensive supplemental insurance to cover your Guam car hire.
The emergency number in Guam is 911 (the same as in the United States). To reach the police, you can also call (671) 472-8911.
Guam is occasionally hit by strong tropical typhoons. While planning your trip, keep an eye on the weather forecast. You may also want to get a travel insurance policy that protects you in case you need to cancel your trip because of a typhoon.
The currency in Guam is the U.S. Dollar. Internet and cellphone service are widely available.
While planning your trip, note that the island experiences a rainy season between the months of October and December.