Dangers & Annoyances

  • Larger towns warrant caution at night. Crime and drug trafficking have increased throughout the country in recent years, and you'll often find police roadblocks on coastal routes and your car and luggage may be searched.
  • Locals hitchhike around Cayenne and west toward St Laurent, but it's riskier for travelers, who may be seen as money-laden targets. Never hitch at night or on the road between Régina and St Georges, which is more dangerous and remote.