Buenas! Welcome to the village of Yigo.
Yigo is the largest and northernmost village of Guam. Yigo is home to the Andersen Air Force Base(AAFB). The base takes up most of its area, but there is still plenty of activities to do and sights to see, such as swimming in the crystal waters of the its beaches.
From most areas of the village, it is only a five minute drive to the Andersen Air Force Base. If you want to travel to downtown to the nearest shopping mall, Micronesian Mall in Dededo, it will take a little less than fifteen minutes, but if you are looking for a bite to eat, there are quite a few small restaurants in the village for your convenience.
Looking for a school for your child? If you are in the military, DoDea offers you an elementary school and middle school in the Andersen Air Force Base. For those looking for a public school, there is Simon Sanchez High School located in the center of the village, F.B Leon Guerrero Middle School, and Upi or Machanaonao Elementary Schools. There are also a few private schools in the area that are also available in Yigo for your child.
The greatest thing about Yigo is that work and pleasure are next-door neighbors. Aside from going to work, you deserve to have some leisure time for yourself and your family. From the base, Guam’s National Wildlife Refuge Ritidian Beach is about a fifteen minute drive away. Ritidian Beach is known for its beautiful untouched sand and shore, with the waves crashing against it. There are no commercial buildings, so it is a great place to get away from it all. You may even find tiny crabs, fruit bats, and the island’s tropical birds that soar above you during sunset. Not into swimming? Near the beach there are caves that were used by the Japanese in WWII for shelter that still remains and to be explored, or just sit back on the white sands of Ritidian and enjoy the island breeze.
What are your hobbies? Yigo is home to a few unique organizations on Guam. The islands only animal shelter that houses abused and stray cats and dogs, G.A.I.N. (Guam Animals In Need) has a lot of heart for our four-legged friends. Many volunteers and families travel there just to play with the animals. Sleeping Meadows Ranch is the only horse ranch on Guam that offer horseback riding. It is a great activity that is sure to make memories worth a lifetime. For the adrenaline junkies and car lovers, the Yigo Racetrack hosts drag races and car shows every Friday night. The racetrack also provides live entertainment and refreshments throughout the night.
Yigo is home. There is many to do for whatever you may enjoy. We hope you find the village just as convenient and fun as we do!
Distance to Popular Destinations:
- Andersen Air Force Base- 5 minutes
- Naval Base Guam- 33 minutes
- US Naval Hospital- 25 minutes
- Guam International Airport- 17 minutes
- Guam Premiere Outlet- 18 minutes
- Micronesian Mall- 12 minutes
- Agana Shopping Center- 23 minutes
- Tumon, Guam- 15 minutes