It's little wonder Kourou is so popular with travelers from all over the world; the surrounding region is home to a treasure-trove of fascinating natural and man-made attractions.
Guiana features some wonderful cathedrals and other holy sites, great places to experience the region's spiritual heart. Go to Guiana 's history museums and craft workshops. These are great places to spend time, especially on inclement days.
If you're the type who likes to take things easy while holidaying, why not try a spot of bird watching and picnicking. Guiana offers plenty of excellent ways to experience the great outdoors. Those with a love of adventure can join one of the many mountain climbing or hiking adventures available.
Trying regional food is usually about more than just satisfying appetites. It is also a glimpse into the regional character. Cooks in this region regularly use shellfish and chicken in the food they cook. For a true taste of Guiana enjoy pepper pot (stew) or curry and roti.
Practicing a few common French words and phrases can be the difference between a simple vacation and a journey into the very heart of Guiana. An example of such a sentence is "Je viens de..." (I come from...). And also "Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ?", which means "What's your name?"
You'll be reluctant to say "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell) to this appealing area.