It’s about a French overseas territory located in South America. It is one of those tourist destinations that goes unnoticed because it is overshadowed by other more competitive destinations in the region such as Brazil, Venezuela or Peru. 95% of its territory is part of the Amazon rainforest, so the populated centers are rather scarce. However, it is precisely this characteristic that attracts lovers of nature and the exotic. Let’s see together the experiences that every tourist should take advantage of on a trip to the French guiana.
It is the capital of the country and its main market, it is the best place to find the typical foods of the area in an experience that will allow the visitor to immerse themselves in the culture of the country. You just have to take the safety precautions that you have to take in any highly frequented place.
Enjoy its cultural diversity
The country has more than 20 ethnic groups with their own characteristics. Each region, each town offers the visitor samples of local culture in its crafts, its gastronomy, its celebrations and even its way of speaking. This cultural wealth is worth admiring up close.
St. Laurent du Maroni
This city is famous for production of one of the best rums in the world. Carnival is an important festival for the city that is decorated according to the occasion and is filled with Caribbean music and joy.
An expedition to the Amazon rainforest
Nature lovers will immerse yourself in the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest to get away from civilization and have an unforgettable experience in the midst of all the wild flowers and animals. It is convenient to hire one of the excursions established by the tourist agencies, with the participation of a local guide.
Guiana Space Center
One of the curiosities that most surprises tourists about this territory is that many satellites and space projects are launched from here thanks to its particular favorable weather conditions. There are not few who have been able to witness a live and direct launch.
It is true that it is not the Amazon, but the Maroni is a river I say to visit. You can sail by canoe from St. Laurent du Maroni to Maripasoula. The fast passages are unmissable.
Islands of Salvation
These are three small islands that were colonial prisons, so the excursion is not interesting only from the natural point of view.
It is a recovery center dedicated to the protection of the sloths of the territory. On this site you can feed the sloths and share with them, which will surely be a lot of fun for young and old.
Without a doubt, there are many things to do while visiting French Guiana. The important thing is to let yourself be enchanted by the territory and not limit yourself to tourist circuits. For example, going fishing, watching turtles spawn, visiting distilleries and museums are all interesting activities.