One of the reasons why people come to Guam is its weather. Guam is one of the few countries in the world that has favorable weather conditions throughout the year. The tropical weather in Guam is perfect for tourists from countries with very cold climate. Since this tiny island-nation is a US territory, American tourists always come here, as well as Europeans and Asians from the nearby countries of China, Japan, and the Philippines. The country’s population of 180,000 is made up of the local Chamorro people, Spanish settlers, American military personnel, and migrants from China, the Philippines, Palau, and other island-countries around the Pacific Ocean.
Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean 13 degrees above the equator, Guam goes through two seasons every year: the dry season, which is from December to June, and the wet or rainy season during the rest of the year. Even during the rainy months, the sun still manages to shine and smile down upon Guam; during the warm months, the sun is never scorching and there is always a breeze coming from the sea, which is not the case in most Asian tourist destinations. The breeze offsets the humidity, which is why weather is always pleasant.
Technically speaking, weather in Guam is categorized as tropical marine, which means it is always warm and humid, but with a cool sea breeze. The warmest months are March and August while the coolest is December. Throughout the year, the weather is generally very “friendly”, which is a plus to the tourism industry of Guam. The whole year round, the country is always within balmy temperatures of 70 to 80 degrees Farenheit. The best months to visit Guam are from December to May, although there are no peak tourism months since people come any time throughout the year. Tourism is always good in Guam.
Since the weather virtually stays the same all year round, tourists can choose to come any time of the year, but there are two factors that could determine which month it is best to visit: cost of tour package and local festivals. Travel rates do plunge during the rainy season, which is a good practical consideration when planning to come. Tour package includes airfare and accommodation. The plunge in price is due to the fact that a typhoon could hit anytime during the rainy season. But this should not be a concern because Guam is always prepared. Some, in fact, enjoy bathing in the beach under the rain.
Another consideration is the festivals and carnivals. Fun time in Guam happens on July 21st in celebration of its Liberation Day. This is the mother of all festivals. The week leading up to July 21 is filled with carnivals, fireworks, street dances, plenty of food and other exotic celebrations. This is the best time for foreign travelers to experience the colorful display of Guam’s local culture.
Guam is a US territory with a local governing body. This makes Guam tourism very interesting since the island is a seamless blend of the East and the West. Weather in Guam makes the island’s tourism even more inviting.