Guyana is located on the northern coast of South America. At almost the size of Great Britain one can find a tropical paradise called Guyana. When you look at a guyana map, you will see this tropical paradise borders Venezuela to the West, Suriname to the east, Brazil to the south southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. Making the Guyana area one of rich cultural diversity. It is the only English speaking country in the whole of South America.
As part of our country’s geographical region ‘the Guiana’s’ can be found on the North by the Atlantic ocean. On the South by the Amazon river, and the West, by the Orinoco and Negro rivers. The Guiana’s can be divided among the eastern Venezuelan region of Guyana. These are Guyana (formerly British Guiana), Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana), Guyenne (formerly French Guiana) and parts of the Brazilian states of Amapá, Pará, Amazonias and Roraima.
Guyana, namely the Co-operative Republic of Guyana was previously known as British Guiana. The Country associates itself with the Anglophone Caribbean because of it cultural ties and similarities in history.
This beautiful country was discovered by the Europeans in 1498 and for over 500 years it was governed by the Dutch, Spanish, French and British governments. Since British rulership in 1831, Guiana was known as British Guiana up until 26th May 1966. At this time, Guyana became an Independent nation and on the 23rd February 1970, a Republic. Thus, attaining the name cooperative.
Things to do in Guyana
- Scuba Diving
- Snorkelling tours
- Kayaking eco-tours
- Boat charters are great ways to make your stay memorable.
- Fishing, Fishing Charters
- Gambling & Casinos
Guyana Weather: Annual Averages
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