Pago Pago American Samoa

Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa, a chain of seven South Pacific isles 2600 miles south of Hawaii. Pago Pago is a mixture of colorful semi-urban communities, a small town, and a harbor surrounded by dramatic cliffs, which plunge almost straight into the sea. A climb to the summit of Mt. Alava) provides a magnificent bird's-eye view of the harbor and town. Less spectacular is the view from the top of the pass above Aua Village on the road to Afono.

Pago Pago is actually one of the several villages along the shore of the harbor and is located at the very back (inside) of the embayment. However, because the name Pago Pago is associated with the harbor itself - the only significant port of call in American Samoa — Pago Pago is now generally applied to the whole harbor area, the town and including the village. The port itself is located in Fagatogo, a village adjacent to Pago Pago.

Things to see and do

* American Somoa National Park
* Snorkeling
* Fagatogo Market
* Sparkling white beaches

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US dollar (USD)
Language – Samoan & English
Land Area – 199 km²
Population – 57,794
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 684

Port Location – The port is located in Pago Pago harbor in Fagatogo village, which is adjacent to Pago Pago.

Transport Links – The main international airport (Faleolo) is a 40-minute drive west of the city of Apia. Ferries are available from Pago Pago to and from Apia.

The country has no trains or trams, but is served with an extensive bus service. People commonly walk around the town and taxis are a common form of transport.