Most Popular Attractions in Guyana

FOr a South American country, it seems odd that the top tourist attractions in Guyana don’t involve beaches. Bordered by Venezuela and Brazil on opposite ends, one would really expect to see white sand beaches in the country. Instead, travelers are greeted with muddy beaches in Guyana. While this can be disappointing, the country offers muCH MORE  on a silver platter.Kaieteur FallsWaterfallsThere are several waterfalls in Guyana, spread across different regions. Most of them are in Potaro-Siparuni while others are in Cuyuni-Mazaruni and Mazuni-Potaro. Each waterfall has characteristic features. Of the nine waterfalls in Guyana, Kaieteur is the most popular. The powerful waterfall ejects large volumes of water, creating an equally powerful spray. Its waters dive over a 251-meter cliff to join the Potaro River down below. Other waterfalls like Amaila, Aruwai, Kamarang, King Edward VIII, Kumerau, Marina, Orinduik, and Oshi are still worth visiting however, even if they didn’t make it on the list of top tourist attractions in Guyana.Natural landmarks and reservesAyanganna mountain is one of the most impressive nature spots in Guyana. Ayanganna is a tepui, a high plateau with steep borders. Iwokrama Forest is one of the few remaining unspoiled forests on earth. It has more than 420 species of fish and 90 kinds of bats. The Eastern Kanuku Mountains has forests already explored by man but because it has the greatest diversity of bats in a region, it deserves to be one of the top tourist attractions in Guyana.Shell Beach is a relevant site in the country. The 140 km stretch of sand isn’t for beach swimming but for sightseeing. All 8 species of marine turtles breed and nest on the area.St. George’s Anglican CathedralArchitectural and archeological buildingsSt. George’s Anglican Cathedral is the most prominent architectural landmark in Guyana. Situated in Georgetown, it is one of the tallest wooden churches on earth given its height of 43.5 meters. Its construction was completed in 1898. The Georgetown historical center of the same city should also be on your itinerary. The wooden building dates back to the 1700s.The archeological landmarks of Guyana go further back in history. They portray petroglyphs left behind by ancient tribes. Among them are the Aishalton Petroglyphs, Karowrieng paintings, Kurupukari Petroglyphs, Makatau Rock Shelter, and Rewa Petroglyphs.

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FOr a South American country, it seems odd that the top tourist attractions in Guyana don’t involve beaches. Bordered by Venezuela and Brazil on opposite ends, one would really expect to see white sand beaches in the country. Instead, travelers are greeted with muddy beaches in Guyana. While this can be disappointing, the country offers muCH MORE  on a silver platter.

Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls

Waterfalls

There are several waterfalls in Guyana, spread across different regions. Most of them are in Potaro-Siparuni while others are in Cuyuni-Mazaruni and Mazuni-Potaro. Each waterfall has characteristic features. 
Of the nine waterfalls in Guyana, Kaieteur is the most popular. The powerful waterfall ejects large volumes of water, creating an equally powerful spray. Its waters dive over a 251-meter cliff to join the Potaro River down below. Other waterfalls like Amaila, Aruwai, Kamarang, King Edward VIII, Kumerau, Marina, Orinduik, and Oshi are still worth visiting however, even if they didn’t make it on the list of top tourist attractions in Guyana.

Natural landmarks and reserves

Ayanganna mountain is one of the most impressive nature spots in Guyana. Ayanganna is a tepui, a high plateau with steep borders. Iwokrama Forest is one of the few remaining unspoiled forests on earth. It has more than 420 species of fish and 90 kinds of bats. The Eastern Kanuku Mountains has forests already explored by man but because it has the greatest diversity of bats in a region, it deserves to be one of the top tourist attractions in Guyana.

Shell Beach is a relevant site in the country. The 140 km stretch of sand isn’t for beach swimming but for sightseeing. All 8 species of marine turtles breed and nest on the area.

St. George’s Anglican Cathedral

St. George’s Anglican Cathedral

Architectural and archeological buildings

St. George’s Anglican Cathedral is the most prominent architectural landmark in Guyana. Situated in Georgetown, it is one of the tallest wooden churches on earth given its height of 43.5 meters. Its construction was completed in 1898. The Georgetown historical center of the same city should also be on your itinerary. The wooden building dates back to the 1700s.

The archeological landmarks of Guyana go further back in history. They portray petroglyphs left behind by ancient tribes. Among them are the Aishalton Petroglyphs, Karowrieng paintings, Kurupukari Petroglyphs, Makatau Rock Shelter, and Rewa Petroglyphs.

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