Talofofo, Guam

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Talo fo' fo'
Location of Talofofo within the Territory of Guam.
Location of Talofofo within the Territory of Guam.
Country United States
Territory Guam
 • Mayor Vicente S. Taitague (D)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 3,050
Time zone ChST (UTC+10)
Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,352
1970 1,935 43.1%
1980 2,006 3.7%
1990 2,310 15.2%
2000 3,215 39.2%
2010 3,050 −5.1%

Talofofo (Chamorro: Talo fo' fo') is a village located in the southern part of the United States territory of Guam, on the east coast. The village center is located in the hills above the coast, while the smaller coastal community below the cliff is known as Ipan.

The village contains two golf courses. Other tourist attractions include Jeff's Pirate's Cove Restaurant and Museum, Talofofo Caves, Talofofo Falls Resort Park, Ipan Beach Resort and a Talofofo River boat cruise to an ancient Chamorro village. Japanese holdout from World War II Shoichi Yokoi was discovered by Jesus Duenas and Manuel DeGracia near Talofofo on January 24, 1972[2] A recreation of his hide out cave is included at the Talofofo Falls Resort Park.

The village is located south of Yona and north of Inarajan.


Guam Public School System serves the island.

Talofofo Elementary School serves elementary school students. Southern High School in Santa Rita serves the village.[3]

Notre Dame High School, a Catholic high school, is in Talofofo.[4]

Mayor of Talofofo[edit]

  • Roman L.G. Quinata (1971–1981)
  • Tito A. Mantanona (1981–1993)
  • Vicente S. Taitague (1st Term) (1993–2001)
  • Anthony D. Leon Guerrero (2001–2005)
  • Pedro "Pete" D. Paulino (2005–2009)
  • Vicente S. Taitague (2nd Term) (2009–present)


See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Guam Statistical Yearbook" (PDF).  Archived July 23, 2014, at the Wayback Machine(4.3 MB), (rev. 2011)
  2. ^ Shoichi Yokoi, police transcripts, ns.gov.gu
  3. ^ "Guam's Public High Schools Archived May 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Notre Dame High School, Inc. Retrieved on October 25, 2010. "Mailing Address: 480 S. San Miguel Street Talofofo, Guam 96915."

Coordinates: 13°21′06″N 144°45′11″E / 13.35167°N 144.75306°E / 13.35167; 144.75306