Guyana offers a diverse collection of hotels, rainforest eco-lodges, and community tourism options
The country’s accommodation offerings – especially in remote corners of Guyana’s interior – are small, personal, welcoming, and stubbornly hospitable.
Rainforest and savannah lodges
Guyana has only a handful of lodges in its rainforests and savannahs, and most of these are small and remote establishments with fewer than a dozen beds. Some – like Rewa, Surama, and Maipaima – are run by the local Amerindian villagers who turn your visit into something like a homestay experience. Others – like Karanambu – are captained by British expats who have carved out a slice of unexpected comfort in an otherwise rugged environment. Others yet – such as Caiman House, Atta Rainforest Lodge, and Iwokrama River Lodge – have a strong science and nature focus and provide amply comfortable hospitality as well as a chance to learn about the vivid surrounding ecosystems. Running water and at least a few hours of electricity are available at each lodge, and amenities are always clean and comfortable.
While no one comes to Guyana looking for a luxury travel experience, welcome creature comforts are on offer at the charming colonial boutique Cara Lodge in Georgetown as well as the storied Pegasus on the city’s northwest corner. Meanwhile, Baganara Island on the Essequibo delights visitors with a host of recreational and relaxation opportunities. Georgetown’s newest international-class hotel, the Georgetown Marriott, opened its doors in 2015.
Community tourism in Guyana
Tourism in Guyana is a relatively new phenomenon after decades of economic and political isolation. When we got started in this business, few resources were available and there were barely any destinations worth visiting without embarking upon a mad month-long deep wilderness odyssey. We continue to work hand-in-hand with the country’s leadership, lodge owners, tourism entrepreneurs, and grass roots organizations to create a viable tourism product that appeals to a mainstream international audience. It’s been a long road and much remains to be done, but we’re proud of the work we’ve accomplished with our friends and partners. Read more here.
Featured Lodges – Georgetown
Featured Lodges – Interior Guyana