ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Major points-of-interest include any of the beautiful, wild rivers; stunning waterfalls, including Kaieteur Falls, the highest single-drop waterfall in the world; beaches, including Shell Beach and its turtle nests; ruins of the Dutch forts, including Fort Nassau, Fort Zeelandia and Kyk-Over-Al; Georgetown, the capital city, and its botanical gardens, museums, zoo and the exotic shopping markets of Stabroek and Bourda.
- Electricity: 120/240V, 50/60Hz
- Times to Travel: Guyana experiences two distinct rainy seasons: from May to mid-August and mid-November to mid-January. The warmest months are August through October, which makes that time period the best time to visit. During this time, the Kaieteur Falls are at their fullest.
Mid-October to mid-May is not as hot, and although wetter, also a good time to visit. The temperatures year round remain pretty constant - 75-85° F, (25-30° C).
Guyana's major festival is Carnival during January and February, so early reservations for accommodations are a priority.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Dutch Heritage Museum/Guyana National Trust
- Explore Guyana
- Guyana Airports
- Guyana Bird Watching
- Guyana Tourism Authority
- Iwokrama Canopy Walkway
- Linden Tourist Guide
- Unesco World Heritage Site
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|Land Area||196,849 km2|
|Water Area||18,120 km2|
|Total Area||214,969km2 (#83)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$6.05 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$7,900|