Cayenne Things to Do
About 20km outside of Cayenne is the National Reserve of Roura, which is situated in the 'Mountains' of Roura, there is a little vilage, a big river and some fairly well known waterfalls, well, more like cascades really. Quite a few people turn up here to bathe in the stream in the forest or to sit under the cascades and get refreshed in the clear...more
One of the best things to experience whilst in Cayenne is the bustling market that takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. All sorts of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and spices can be bought there but the atmosphere is what really makes the day.There is a healthy mixture of cultures, from the Hmongs (that account for 1% of the population...more
Hostellerie des Amandiers: Nice menu
We had a 3 courses lunch for 15 euro, typical French food. The locatian is perfect. And of course ther is a choice of excellent wines.
Favorite Dish: I remember a chocolate pieRelated to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Jungle and Rain Forest
This place is an INSTITUTION by itself!!!Open only during Carnaval, on saturday night only, it is where Touloulou (women dressed in the Touloulou fashion) and men dance, while other women, not dressed as touloulou can watch from a platform, but won't be alow to dance.The Touloulou invites men to dance, the man cannot refuse. She will not speak to...more
Every saturday night during the build up to Carnaval, the Touloulou takes place, and as far as I'm aware, its the only place in the world where it happens..Its basically a masked ball, but instead of just a mask, the women are covered from head to toe so there is no way of knowing who she is, even husbands don't know their wives costumes. The men...more
3 Hotels in Cayenne
Mano a mano...: Buy fresh fish
A good place to buy fresh fish is to go to the "jetee" (sort of bridge that ends in the middle of the water), where you will find the fishermen with their catch of the day...
What to buy: Fish - cheapRelated to:
- Adventure Travel
- Budget Travel
- Food and Dining
Cayenne Warnings and Dangers
Take sensible precautions
Generally speaking Cayenne is a pretty safe place during the day, if you stay away from the dodgy areas and don't wear lots of jewellrey etc etc.
At night time it can be quite a different story, there are gangs that operate in Cayenne and quite a bit of 'clandestine' goings on, if you're going to go out at night to one of the many (and good) restaurants that are in Cayenne, look them up on a map first and ask the hotel staff for the best way to get there.
Its all common sense stuff really, just be on your guard as violent crime does happen.
If you need to get hold of the British consul in Cayenne whilst your there, for either passport renewal or one of your friends has been naughty, you could have a bit of a drama finding it.The address is 16 Rue Monerville, Cayenne, its quite close to the market but is in the back of a clothing material shop, and there is no sign outside to say where...more
If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.