Where is it?: Guyana is in northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela.
Why do people go here?: Guyana is a strange mix of different cultures and people. Most travelers who visit this country come to see the epic Kaieteur Falls.
What are the main entry points?: There are a few flights from around South America to Guyana. The boarder with Venezuela is closed, so you can arrive via Brazil or Suriname. In the future, there should be a direct flight somewhere to the United States.
Currency used: Dollar
Country Code for Phones: 592
Area codes for Major Cities: Georgetown 2
Religion: Christian 50%, Hindu 35%, Muslim 10%, other 5%
Ethnic Breakdown: East Indian 50%, black 36%, Amerindian 7%, white, Chinese, and mixed 7%
Government: Republic within the Commonwealth.
Languages: English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi, Urdu
Major Cities: Georgetown, New Amsterdam
Attractions: Kaieteur Falls
Tourism Office locations and links: Guyana Tourist Office
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Rupununi Savanna
Health Issues: Malaria, Cholera, dengue fever, typhoid
Tips for Visiting
When to go: November to May is the best time to visit. You will get rain, but the heat won’t be oppressive.
Common Phrases: Guyana is an English speaking country.
Specific Events/Holidays: Republic Day: February
Getting Around: On the coastline and the paved roads, you can usually find minibuses to get you from point A to point B. If you are going inland on the river, there are ferries to take you inland.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The only airport serving Guyana is the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Guyana travel guide for more on what