When thinking of Guyana in the Caribbean, you may not think of rainforests and cities, but the best places to visit in Guyana before you die inherit strongly from this country’s South American-and-Caribbean roots. A sovereign state on the Caribbean coast of South America, Guyana is one of the few Caribbean countries to be located in South America, and thus has a rich heritage of natural beauty, from rainforests to waterfalls (‘Guyana’ actually derives from an indigenous phrase meaning ‘land of many waters’!). If you’re not impressed by this country’s stunning natural beauty, perhaps Georgetown, it’s most populous area, will be more up your street; from culturally-rich museums to bustling night-life, the city has something for everyone. Guyana is a country made up of vastly differing geological features; this country has natural beauty aplenty. Whilst this country does not hold any World Heritage sites, it is recognized by UNESCO for being an area worthy of conservation.
Although, like most countries in South America, Guyana has a turbulent political history, it is now considered to be a politically-stable republic and should be totally safe to travel to. As always it is best to take precautions before you travel, including checking local news and weather to see if there is anything that could upset your journey. The weather in Guyana can be exceptionally warm, so remember to pack sunscreen and drink plenty of water. If you’re going hiking in one of the many forests, remember to stick to the paths. If you plan ahead and follow these simple steps, you’ll experience all the best places to visit in Guyana before you die.
If the other side of the South American sub-continent intrigues you, then perhaps a read of the best places to visit in Ecuador before you die will add fuel to the fires of your wanderlust. But for now, let’s get on with the top 7 places to visit in Guyana before you die!