French Guiana - All or Multiple City Thread
With a reputation for being expensive I thought I should share with you some cheap accommodation listings for French Guiana. These come from the FG Tourist Information service. If you have a hammock life becomes very affordable here.
I camped at Les Maripas Tourist Camp about 18km south of Kourou on the road to Saramaca for a bargain price of 5 Euro a night. The bathroom was better & cleaner than any hostel/hotel I stayed at in Brasil. It is situated right on a river front and they let me store food & drink in their refrigerators. Thomas (white French fella) speaks English, David the manager (black Surinamese fella) speaks very little English. Both of them are incredibly friendly.
GPS: N5 02.637 W52 41.392
I also stayed at Auberge de Jeunesse Simili – Awala Yalimapo near Les Hattes just beyond Mana. I was thoroughly underwhelmed simply because it is very hot & isolated, which for me is no problem, but they will not let you use their kitchen facilities which makes storage of food difficult. It's a 40 minute ride to the ferry in Saint Laurent on tarmac so this does make a good stopping off point on your way to the border.
Auberge de Jeunesse Simili – Awala Yalimapo
T: 05 94 34 16 25
Rustic. Between rainforest and perfect beaches. Accesses by the road from Mana
Night in a hammock 9E
Night in a bungalow 15E
Breakfast & lunch from 5E
GPS: N5 44.701 W53 56.002
Here are some other choices for you.
Quimbe Kio - Cacao
T: 05 94 27 01 22
Situated in Cocao 70km from Cayenne at the top of a hill with panoramic views.
Hammock 12E a night
Camp Caiman - Roura
T: 05 94 30 72 77
On the road from Cayeene to Kaw, via Roura
23.50E per person/bedroom
I've ridden past this place, it's on a great road and you can't miss it. Very clearly signed.
Auberge Des Orpailleurs - Roura
PK 62, Route de l'est
T: 05 94 27 06 22
L'AUBERGE DES ORPAILLEURS - Accueil
Bedrooms from 24E per person/per night
Hammock rental 5.50E per night
Breakfast 5.50E per person
Elevage La Chaumiere – Roura
T: 06 94 43 33 06
2 bedroom with terrace & private bathroom
30E per person with breakfast
16E per night for a hammock
Hammock rental 3.5E per night
Yalimale – Awala Yalimapo
Rustic. Between rainforest and perfect beaches. Accesses by the road from Mana. Closed during September
T: 05 94 34 34 32
15E per person for a bungalow
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