Welcome to
Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital and springboard to the wonders of Guyana. It makes for an ideal first stop for orientation, before you head further into the country. Framed by the endless Atlantic Ocean to the north, the city offers more than just a tropical welcome. The museums, heritage hotels, monuments and most of all, welcoming people, ensure that you are ready to jump into the stunning hinterland. Find daylong itineraries and weekend trips from Georgetown here.

OVERVIEW

Getting To And Around

Guyana’s two main airports lie on the outskirts of Georgetown – Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) that connects the country to the rest of the world, and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport (formerly Ogle) with connections to Suriname, Barbados and all  domestic locations. The Cheddi Jagan International Airport is located on the east bank of the Demerara River in Timehri, about 41 kilometres from the city, while Eugene F. Correia International Airport is conveniently located just outside of the city along the eastern coast.

Air

Eugene F. Correia International Airport services the country for domestic flights connecting even the remotest areas by a network of more than 126 airports and airstrips. You can get flights to Lethem (for Rupununi), Kaieteur, Fairview (for Iwokrama) and other destinations from here. Unless you are chartering a flight, expect to fly in small Cessna Caravans and Beechcraft planes (14-20 seaters) for a thrilling and scenic flight.

Road

The safest way to get around Georgetown is via a taxi referral from your accommodation. Taxis are both plentiful and inexpensive at an average cost of US$2 per stop or US$10 per hour. A ride to CJIA costs around US$25-30 one-way. First row seats of the countryside are guaranteed when you use in-city cab services or private minibuses for either day trips or longer distances. Road journeys can be long and rough, so plan as per distance and time.

River

Water highways of the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers are used to get to nearby islands and attractions by many travellers. This is an excellent way to see life along the banks.

Shopping & Nightlife

Shopping Spots

Regent Street is Georgetown’s main shopping avenue. Visiting it can be an experience in and of itself. If you’re looking for local art and crafts, be sure to check out the shops that are located just across from the Guyana National Museum on North Road.

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MovieTowne Guyana

Located near the Seawall east of the City Centre, MovieTowne is Guyana’s newest entertainment venue. Whether you’re looking for a dining experience at one of several new restaurants or you fancy a movie while you hit pause on your travels? MovieTowne is a great place to relax and unwind.
Timings: 10:00h – 21:00h (Mon-Sun); Entry Fee: Free

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Princess Theatres and Fun City

Located at the Princess Hotel & Casino, the theatre and fun city are great family-friendly options when in Georgetown, while the casino is strictly for adults.  An arcade and swimming pool round out the options that are available.
Timings: 12:00h – 02:00h (Mon-Sun); Entry Fee: Free

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Giftland Mall

If you’re looking for something more traditional, look no further than the Giftland Mall. Located on the East Coast Demerara, the mall has become a hub for youngsters with several coffee shops and shopping options. For travellers, speciality shops and the local vibe are reasons to make a visit. Giftland Mall is also home to Caribbean Cinemas  where the latest movies are on display.
Timings: 10:00h – 21:00h (Mon-Sun); Entry Fee: Free

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Seawall

The Guyana Seawall is famous for being an evening spot in the city where travellers and locals alike can relax after a long day of enjoying the city. Given that a good bit of the coast lies below sea level, this 280-mile long structure built by the Dutch helps to protect Guyana’s shores. Evenings are brimming with walkers, joggers, and those who just want to take in the expansive ocean view. Sunday night is the best night to enjoy the seawall which comes alive with pop-up bars and food stalls selling delicious street food. There is also a nice beach hidden behind the Georgetown Marriott where many local like to hang out or lime (to use the local term).
Timings: Always open (Mon-Sun); Entry Fee: Free

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