Located on the northeast coast of South America, French Guiana is almost entirely covered in rainforests, creeks and rivers dotted throughout. Temperatures are consistently warm throughout the year, so there’s never a bad time to visit this nature-lover’s haven. The capital of Cayenne is lined with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the palm-tree lined square of Place des Palmistes. The town also features an 18th-century cathedral and a romantic esplanade for scenic strolls beside the Atlantic Ocean. A unique experience can be had at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou – operational since 1968, it’s used by the European and French space agencies to conduct launches, and features a fascinating on-site museum. Most accommodation is found in Cayenne, with a selection of hotels and apartments on offer. A number can also be found in smaller cities such as Kourou.
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