Welcome to
Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital and springboard to the wonders of Guyana. It makes for an ideal first stop for orientation, before you head further into the country. Framed by the endless Atlantic Ocean to the north, the city offers more than just a tropical welcome. The museums, heritage hotels, monuments and most of all, welcoming people, ensure that you are ready to jump into the stunning hinterland. Find daylong itineraries and weekend trips from Georgetown here.

OVERVIEW

Getting To And Around

Guyana’s two main airports lie on the outskirts of Georgetown – Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) that connects the country to the rest of the world, and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport (formerly Ogle) with connections to Suriname, Barbados and all  domestic locations. The Cheddi Jagan International Airport is located on the east bank of the Demerara River in Timehri, about 41 kilometres from the city, while Eugene F. Correia International Airport is conveniently located just outside of the city along the eastern coast.

Air

Eugene F. Correia International Airport services the country for domestic flights connecting even the remotest areas by a network of more than 126 airports and airstrips. You can get flights to Lethem (for Rupununi), Kaieteur, Fairview (for Iwokrama) and other destinations from here. Unless you are chartering a flight, expect to fly in small Cessna Caravans and Beechcraft planes (14-20 seaters) for a thrilling and scenic flight.

Road

The safest way to get around Georgetown is via a taxi referral from your accommodation. Taxis are both plentiful and inexpensive at an average cost of US$2 per stop or US$10 per hour. A ride to CJIA costs around US$25-30 one-way. First row seats of the countryside are guaranteed when you use in-city cab services or private minibuses for either day trips or longer distances. Road journeys can be long and rough, so plan as per distance and time.

River

Water highways of the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers are used to get to nearby islands and attractions by many travellers. This is an excellent way to see life along the banks.

Shopping & Nightlife

Suggested Hotels

Suggested Hotels

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Cara Lodge
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