Although it is situated at the northern tip of South America, Guyana is considered to be a Caribbean nation. It is the only nation in South America whose official language is English, which makes it easy for North American travelers to communicate at Guyana hotels. Guests in Guyana will find that the nation has much to explore and see.
Guyana is known for maintaining the largest tract of unspoiled rainforest on the continent. Other important geographic features include the marshes in the northern region near the Atlantic coast; the desert and savannah in the southwest; and the mountains to the east. The tallest peak is Mount Roraima at over 9,000 feet, which is said to be the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, The Lost World. Another top destination for visitors is the Kaieteur Falls, which rival the Niagra in their beauty. Travelers with Guyana hotel packages often take excursions into the mountains to hike, climb, and explore these incredible areas.
In addition to the varied landscapes, guests of hotels in Guyana also come to catch a glimpse of some of the native species including the giant otter and the harpy eagle. Guyana is thought by scientists to have many thousands of as-yet undiscovered species of animals within its borders.
Many Guyana hotel deals include excursions to the forested areas that cover 80 percent of the country. Guyana has 4,000 plant species found nowhere else. Tourists can sight bush dogs, jaguars, caimans and countless insect, reptile, and amphibian species. Many tourists discover that Guyana is worth a special trip just to explore some of the world's best diversity in plant, aquatic, invertebrate, and mammalian life.
Most cheap hotel deals in Guyana are located in the national capital of Georgetown. Known for its tropical rainforest climate, the city is the administrative, financial, and cultural center of the nation. To secure discount rates for rooms in Georgetown, visitors should book reservations well ahead of time. The best time to visit Georgetown is in February or March and again in September or October when the tropical rains lessen.
Other major cities where travelers can find a cheap Guyana hotel deal include Linden, known for the Rockstone Fish Festival; Gluck Island, which is a major eco-tourist attraction; Corriverton, known for its educational system and religious diversity; and Parika, known for the low prices at its Sunday markets.