Pago Pago

Pago Pago is the capital city of American Samoa. In the Samoan language it is pronounced "Pahngo-Pahngo".


The Pago Pago metropolitan area has several villages strung together along Pago Pago Harbor. The villages are: Utulei, Fagatogo, Malaloa, Pago Pago, Satala and Atu'u. Fagatogo is the downtown area, referred to as "town", and is home to the legislature, while the executive seat is in Utulei. Also in Fagatogo are the police department, the Port of Pago Pago, and many shops and hotels.

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By plane[edit]

A Hawaiian Airlines aircraft at Pago Pago Airport, June 2018
  • 1 Pago Pago International Airport (PPG  IATA Tafuna Airport) (approximately 16 mi (26 km) from Pago Pago). Taxis are always available when exiting the building. There does not seem to be a lot of air traffic, except for flights to/from Hawaii (5 hrs 45 mins) and neighboring islands of Manu'a and the independent country of (Western) Samoa. The cost of a taxi ride from Tafuna to Pago Pago is usually $15-20, and $1.00 on a aiga bus. Most hotels on the island offer pick-up and shuttle service if arranged in advance. Pago Pago International Airport (Q939904) on Wikidata Pago Pago International Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


Pago Pago harbor
  • 1 Jean P. Haydon Museum. A museum that showcases Samoan history, culture, and nature, it's a great place to learn about the island and become acquainted with the local culture before venturing out to other destinations. The museum features many cultural artifacts, such as clothing, art, weaponry, pottery, and tattooing. There are also artifacts from World War II. Exhibits about the island itself, including the types of plants and animals are also on display. The museum is named after the wife of the founder, who collected many of the artifacts on display in the museum. Jean P. Haydon Museum (Q20717518) on Wikidata Jean P. Haydon Museum on Wikipedia


  • 1 Ili'ili Golf Course, Ili'ili Road, +1 684-733-6592. 18 holes, par 72.





The historic Rainmaker Hotel

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