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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageEnglish
Area214.969 kmĀ²
Population792,876  (2021)
CurrencyGuyanese dollar  (GYD)

Vacations and Sightseeing

Guyana has rainforests, beaches, savannas and rivers. The country attracts adventurous tourists who want to camp, fish or hike to even spot a jaguar with a bit of luck.

Kaieteur Waterfalls, GuyanaKaieteur Waterfalls, GuyanaPhoto: Bill Cameron CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

A visit to Kaieteur waterfalls in Kaieteur National Park is a highlight of any visit to Guyana. The falls are located on the Potaro River and belong to the list of Iguazú, Niagara and Victoria. The national park is located on a plateau and is one of the oldest and most remote areas in the world. You will find geological formations in a bio-diverse rainforest. There are plenty of beaches in Guyana including Almond Beach, Shell Beach and Saxacalli Beach. There are rainforests in Iwokrama and the Pakaraima mountains.

Market Georgetown Guyana

Market Georgetown GuyanaPhoto: MM CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

19th century wooden houses on stilts and charming green boulevards laid along lines of old Dutch canals give the capital Georgetown a unique character. Some of the more impressive wooden buildings from the colonial past include City Hall, St George's Cathedral and the Palace of Justice. The 49-hectare botanical gardens and zoo have a fine collection of palms, orchids and lotus lilies. Also worth a visit are the Museum of Natural History, which contains all aspects of life and culture, and the Walter Roth Anthropological Museum.


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Last updated March 2024
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