Nice souvenirs are hammocks, ceramics, wooden figures and gold jewelry.
There are nightclubs in Cayenne, Kourou and St. Laurent du Maroni. Cayenne has three cinemas showing French films. There is also a cinema in Kourou.
The choice of restaurants and hotel restaurants is quite good. Most restaurants are in Cayenne, although French, European, Vietnamese, Chinese, Creole and Indonesian restaurants can be found nationwide.
Since the European Space Station has been in French Guiana, a number of well-appointed, air-conditioned hotels have been built. Cayenne, Kourou, St. Laurent du Maroni and Maripasoula offer comfortable and convenient accommodation. Prices are higher than in Suriname or Guyana. A cheap alternative is Bed & Breakfast (accommodation with breakfast). You can also rent a small cottage (Gîte rural). For more information, contact the Tourism Committee of La Guyane (see addresses).
Permitted only inland. Carbets (jungle huts) are sometimes available in which to hang a hammock. Mobile homes are also rented. Information from the Comité du Tourisme de la Guyane (see addresses).
Predominantly Roman Catholic, other Christian minorities.
Social Rules of Conduct
Restrained everyday clothing is appropriate almost everywhere. Swimwear that is too tight is not welcomed. The usual forms of politeness are expected. Tipping: 10% in hotels and restaurants. Taxi drivers do not expect tips.
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Tropical. Dry season August – December, rainy season between December to February, dry March to mid-April, further rainy season until July. Highest amount of precipitation in May and June (continuous rain). Hot all year round with cooler nights.
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