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Top Choice Waterfall in Kaieteur National Park

Kaieteur Falls

You may have been to Salto Ángel or Iguazú Falls, seen Niagara or not even be particularly interested in waterfalls, but it doesn't matter: go to Kaieteur Falls. Watching 30,000 gallons of water shooting over a 250m…
Top Choice Indian in Georgetown


For more than a half century, Shanta's has been filling Georgetown's bellies with the best roti, curries and chokas (roasted vegetables) this side of India. It's unbelievably inexpensive considering how delicious th…
Observatory in Iwokrama Rainforest

Canopy Walkway

Only 60km south of the field station, Iwokrama's Canopy Walkway, a series of suspension bridges hoisted 30m above the forest floor, offers bird's-eye views of native greenheart trees, high-dwelling red howler monkey…
Market in Georgetown

Stabroek Market

One of the city's most prominent landmarks is Stabroek Market, a cast-iron building with a corrugated-iron clock tower. The frenetic and colorful market dates back to the late 1700s, although the current structure w…
Cafe in Georgetown


A sophisticated yet homey place to grab a drink, be that an espresso or a coffee martini, this is also a great place to eat healthy gourmet light meals from sandwiches to egg dishes and vegetarian options. It's run …
Caribbean in Georgetown

House of Flavors

Serving only one dish – home-cooked rice, beans, veggies, and mango achar (a spicy pickled condiment) – in a calabash, this Rastafarian (and vegetarian) restaurant doubles as a music store and caters to long lines o…
Gardens in Georgetown

Botanical Gardens

Many bird-watching groups visit Georgetown's botanical gardens as an introduction to Guyana's birdlife. The gardens' zoo has a diminishing collection of creatures kept in troublingly small and neglected cages.
Architecture in Georgetown

St George's Cathedral

The most impressive building in town is the Anglican, Gothic-style St George's Cathedral, said to be the world's tallest wooden building. It was completed in 1892 and was built with a native hardwood called greenhea…
Gardens in Georgetown

Promenade Garden

During daylight hours, the Promenade Garden in Cummingsburg is a quiet place to relax, read and enjoy the flowers. It's peaceful now but was used in the 19th century slave uprising as a public execution area.
Architecture in Georgetown

City Hall

The distinctive neo-Gothic City Hall (1868) has a 75ft tower where colonial-period wives apparently watched for their husbands' ships to come into port. It's one of Georgetown's more striking buildings.