Essequibo Towns

North-western Villages & Other Towns

North-western Villages Only 10 miles from the Venezuelan border, the villages of Hosororo, Mabaruma, Kumaka and Warapoka are the gateway to the hilly regions of northwest Guyana. Overland journeys reward hardy travellers with pristine rainforests and savannah. Take a couple days to explore the region’s cocoa plantations, Wauma Palm Oil Estate, Hosororo Falls, Kissing Rocks …

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Moruca

Moruca Off the standard traveller’s radar, Moruca is a fascinating cluster of multiple Indigenous villages. The journey to Moruca is as striking as the place itself. It consists of narrow waterways bordered by dense mangroves in 50 shades of green and wide stretches of golden savannah. You can base yourself here for a couple of …

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Charity

Charity If you are heading to Shell Beach or looking for a remote getaway close to Georgetown, then you will likely visit Charity. The village lies on the banks of the Pomeroon River which is sandwiched between the Orinoco and Essequibo Rivers. One would think that this remote outpost would make for a calm setting, …

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Sunday Market at Parika

Sunday Market at Parika Get to Parika’s market grounds early on Sundays to get dibs on the freshest vegetables and fruits from the surrounding farms and islands on the Essequibo. If you are not a bargain hunter, then sit at one of the local food stalls and watch the market throb with life. There is …

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Bartica

Bartica lies at the confluence of the Essequibo, Cayuni and Mazaruni Rivers. It’s the gateway to the gold and diamond mining regions of Guyana. No wonder its main market street has entertainment hotspots in several pubs and shops targeting the mining community. Bartica’s standout event is the annual Easter Regatta, where powerboat racing, street jams, …

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