A yellow strip of sand meets the traveller first before hopping onto Bartica from the ferry point. This is the epicentre of all the action on the Bartica Regatta weekend. It’s also the perfect spot relax or cool down in the Essequibo for a swim.
Timings: Dusk to dawn; Entry Fee: Free
Apart from the Golden Beach, also explore Parrot Island and Marshall Falls in the region.
Pick an evening visit for Parrot Island, to see thousands of parrots come to roost at night. The untouched forest of the small island on the Essequibo is a thriving rainforest with nothing much to disturb the birds. Plenty of fresh fruit and a thick canopy of ancient trees are hard for them to resist.
Only 1.5 hours boat ride from Bartica, the Marshall falls gurgle down the deep jungles, forming placid pools in between. They are formed with the fast flowing Mazaruni River. Experience a day of hike, wildlife and natural ‘back massage’ under the waterfall on a guided day trip.