Guyana

Economy

London – Guyana
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£826

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London – Guyana
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£1311

Business Class

London – Guyana
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£2498

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About Guyana

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
  • Watersports

Guyana Weather: Annual Averages

GUYANA FACT SHEET

Driving

Traffic drives on the left.

Banks

Open Monday to Thursday 8 a.m.–1 or 2 p.m. and on Fridays also in the afternoon, 2 or 2.30–5 p.m.

Electricity

220/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.

Currency

Guyanese dollar (G$)

Time & Timezones

GYT (Guyana Time) (UTC-4)

Transport

Taxis are the most efficient means of transport, available from the airport, the Carenage and most hotels. Buses are cheap but slow.

Tipping

is normally paid to waiters, taxi drivers, maids and porters at 15%.

Health & Wellness

There is  a modern hospital system comprising two state-of-the-art medical centres, managed by InterHealth Canada; Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Providenciales and Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk. Health services provided at the centres include: emergency care, dental, dialysis, internal medicine, surgical, orthopedic, obstetric and endoscopic procedures, physiotherapy and diagnostic imaging. Tele – medicine is also currently being introduced to improve inter island healthcare delivery.  Providenciales also has a number of private general practitioners and all of the other islands have community clinics.

Bottled mineral water is recommended.

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