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Guyana : When and where to go?
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Guyana: Climate & Weather
The country has two climatic zones: the coast, with an equatorial climate and two rainy seasons (April to August and November to January) and two dry seasons (September / October and February / March) High temperatures, around 30 ° C, year-round; The central plateau which has a temperate climate, with a rainy season (from May to August) and a dry season (from September to April), and milder temperatures.
25°C - 77°F
Georgetown, updated 02:00 GMT
What to do in Guyana
Among the numerous waterfalls of this country, you can admire those of Kaieteur, very impressive: concealed in the bottom of the Amazon, they are formed by the Potaro river plunging from a height of 226 meters in the middle of the forest, Offering a sublime spectacle to the traveler. There are others equally remarkable: the falls Canister or Itabru, for example.
Do not look for long beaches on the coast of Guyana, which are mainly made up of mangroves, but you will find some scattered in some parts of the coast where sea turtles lay their eggs around April.
Nature lovers will also be amazed by the forest Iwokrama, protected area where animal species, not least, have found refuge: caymans, jaguars, anacondas, you can surprise them by camping a few days in this magical place.
In the capital Georgetown, you will visit St. George's Cathedral, one of the world's largest wooden buildings, as well as the Dutch-built Stabroek Market covered market with its hundreds of shops, and Fort Island, One reaches by the river Essequibo. There are also some interesting museums in the city, like the Guyana National Museum.
Guyana : The basics
No visa is required for a stay of less than 90 days, you just need a passport valid for another 6 months.
The current currency is the Guyana dollar.
For your budget, count less than 15 € for a room in a 3-star hotel, 5 € for a meal in a traditional restaurant. Prices that will not ruin you!
You will arrive in the country at Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
To get around town, there are various means of transport in Georgetown: many taxis, minibuses that run on about ten lines, and rental cars. Be careful, driving is on the left and the roads are bad.
Health issue, yellow fever vaccine is mandatory, and are recommended for hepatitis, typhoid, and conventional vaccines (DTP). It is better to take an antimalarial treatment, and pay attention to snake, ant and scorpion bites. Beware of water that is not often drinkable.
As far as your safety is concerned, there is a fairly high crime rate in Georgetown, where you should avoid walking alone at night. The Berbice area is also a place to avoid.
Shopping: in the capital you will find crafts such as hammocks, handmade fabrics, pearl jewelry, and very fine gold jewelery.