French Guiana, locally known as Guyana, is a French-speaking country in South America. The small nation has vast amounts of coastline and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the north, but donít expect sandy beaches and dips in the water. French Guiana consists mostly of unsettled wilderness and its beaches can be muddy and unsuitable for swimming. However, donít let this deter you from your visit, there are plenty of other attractions.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Climate: You will find a hot and humid climate generally all year round and great weather that won't trap you inside. January, February, and mid-April to the end of June are the months for the rainy seasons.
Languages: French and Guyanese Creole.
Power: 220 V, 50 Hz
Time Zone: UTC-3
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