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Find Guyana Travel and Tourist Information with links
to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors
The Co-operative Republic of Guyana, formerly British Guiana, is
located on the northern coast of South America, between Venezuela,
Brazil and Suriname.
Forming Guyana's southern border with northern Brazil,
the Guiana Shield extends from eastern Colombia to French Guiana.
One of the highest single-drop waterfalls in the world, Kaieteur
Falls (226 m) is on the Potaro River.
Weather in South America:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Latin America.
The main airport, Timehri International, is near Georgetown.
The national airline, Guyana Airways, provides domestic and
international service and other international airlines also fly to Guyana.
Born out of the need to serve the mining community, Guyana's leading domestic carrier now
serves 20 destinations in Guyana's 10 regions.
Guyana Travel Advice.
Although most visits to Guyana are trouble free certain precautions are advisable. Armed
robbery and violent crime have increased, particularly in Georgetown and along
the east coast.
The capital of Guyana is on the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of
the Demerara River.
Named after King George III, Georgetown was founded by the British in
1781. The French and Dutch were in town for a while, until the British regained control in
The city lies below the high-tide level and is protected from floods
by a sea wall; completed in 1882. Many locals hang out along the wall.
The older buildings in Georgetown are raised on piles to keep them
above the flood level.
Georgetown is surprisingly lively at night, mainly with gold miners, traders and overseas
Guyanese throwing US$ around. Take care when walking home at night - or
- better still. get a
Join the 10,000 monthly visitors to Georgetown's Guyana Zoo, for a glimpse of local
wildlife and endangered species.
East Indians, descendants of indentured labourers from India, make
up over half of the population of Guyana; with African descendants the second largest.
Chinese, Portuguese and Amerindians add to the melting pot and
help to create the mixed race that makes Guyana unique.
The large East Indian population in Guyana still speak their Urdu,
Hindi, and Tamil dialects.
Guyana achieved independence from Britain
on May 26, 1966 and with it (some would say) a new search for identity.
Guyana - Land of Six Peoples
Guyana is often referred to as the land of six peoples, reflecting the multi-ethnic
composition of its population. Living together means recognising that the history of each
single group, is the common property of all.
Offers Guyana and Guyanese everywhere a place to get together in chat rooms, post
personals, find local events and parties or chuckle at a few jokes.
Accommodation in Georgetown
Conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown within walking distance of Guyana's main
historical buildings, commercial and shopping centres. The Sidewalk Cafe and Jazz Club
offers local entertainment in a comfortable indoor and outdoor patio setting.
Cara Lodge Hotel:
One of the oldest wooden buildings in Georgetown, Cara Lodge was built in the 1840s and
originally consisted of two houses. The home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown has
also accommodated Edward VII, Jimmy Carter and Prince Charles.
As the most recognised name in Guyana, travellers all over the world
have been staying at the Tower hotel for almost a century.
Baganara Island Resort:
Five miles South of Bartica, it is the getaway to the unspoilt rainforest of Guyana and
the junction where the great Essequibo and Mazaruni Rivers meet.
Rock View Lodge:
Nestled between the Amerindian villages of Annai and Rupertee on the North Rupununi
Savannahs, where the foothills of the Pakaraima mountain range meet the tropical
rainforest of Guyana. Comfortable, well furnished self-contained suites.
Comprehensive directory of Guyana related links especially sorted for aesthetes,
businessmen, citizens, naturalists, scholars, surfers and tourists - or you can pick from
the A to Z topics.
Comprehensive guide to Guyana. Plenty of information on the site complemented with links
to other Guyana resources.
News and general information about Guyana as well as a directory listing of Guyanese
Wayne Mosses has put together a very useful and informative Guyana resource.
Guyana offers visitors a truly unique view of nature; the heartland provides an experience
with raw, rugged nature that is an ideal complement to the more traditional tourism fare
of the Caribbean.
Collection of photographs from around Guyana and the Caribbean with links to the
accredited photographer's website where available. Brief captions would enhance the photo
Two Tom Cats:
Off-roading across Guyana and neighbouring countries with a loose affiliation of rum-soaked
Guyanese.... and their husbands. A gallery of knee-deep in mud and water images to make
you reach for the distilled sugar-cane.
Tour operator in Guyana offering combination itineraries to Venezuela, Suriname, French
Guiana, Brazil and the Caribbean. Experience the best Guyana has to offer or combine one
or more countries to get a real feel for South America and the Caribbean.
Guyana Youth Corps:
Volunteer Youth Corps is a group of young people between the ages of 18 - 28 years of age
who work alongside national colleagues in the health and social sectors of Guyana. This
work is aimed at contributing to the socio-economic advancement of Guyana.
What's happening around Guyana.
Real media streaming video news - spotlight from Guyana.
Guyana's most widely circulated newspaper brings you the top stories, features, sports,
cartoons and a pen-pals section.
News bulletins and government statements from the Ministry of Information in Guyana.
A monthly look at Guyana events, obtained from the Embassy of Guyana, in Washington DC.
A current affairs, news magazine, published monthly in Guyana by Cosmopolitan
Communications Corporation. The online edition is not that up to date but it's good for
Publishers of the Stabroek News and Sunday Stabroek bring a daily round-up of the local
news and sports to the online community.
A round-up of Guyana news every Sunday and Wednesday.
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