Guyana derives its name from an American Indian word meaning “Land of many waters”.
Nestled on the north-eastern shoulder of South America, Guyana was discovered in 1498. Its past is punctuated by battles against the Spanish, French, Dutch and British who wrangled for centuries for ownership. This early history is reflected in Guyana’s cultural diversity and rich architectural heritage. Atlantic sea breezes bring relief from the close atmosphere during the day as Guyana’s climate hardly budges from 24-30ºC. Rains in September and October feed lush rainforest, so a glass of Caribbean rum in the much welcomed shade is a popular Guyanese pastime.
Guyana is home to…
- Demerara Distillers Ltd. East Bank Demerara, makers of El Dorado 15 Years Old