The inspiration of the name of this Arawak village comes as no surprise. The word Saxacalli translates to ’kingfisher’ – and there are plenty around the Essequibo. It is one of the oldest communities in the region, having been established before the Dutch arrived in these parts. Cassava making, local life, a handicraft centre and a beach bordered by white sand are the biggest draws of the village. Saxacalli Beach is a great spot for swimming and relaxing.