REGION THREE
SHANKLANDS
REGION 1
Santa Rosa - Moruca
Mabaruma & Shell Beach
Port Kaituma

REGION 2
Essequibo Coast - Lakes
Capoey Lake

Hot and Cold Lake
Lake Mainstay
Akawini - Pomeroon River

REGION 3
Toucan Guest House & Guyanese Heritage Museum
Timberhead Rainforest Reserve
Santa Mission
Shanklands

REGION 6
Orealla

REGION 7
Bartica & Marshall Falls
Bartica - The Monastery
Baracara Island Resort
Baganara Island Resort

REGION 8
Iwokrama
Overland Trek - Kaieteur to Orinduik
Kaiteur Falls Overland

REGION 9
Rockview Eco-Tourism Resort
Karanambo Ranch, Rupununi Savannahs

OUTSIDE GUYANA
Mount Roraima
Island Hopping in the Caribbean
Suriname
 

 

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Description

A beautiful and peaceful rainforest retreat located on the banks of the Essequibo river, Shanklands comprises of a “Honeymoon House”, a 2-bedroom lodge, a 1 bedroom cottage and an old bus with single beds /room for hammocks. There is additional accommodation on the island opposite the main resort.

Things To Do
Swimming in the Essequibo from a white sand beach and sunbathing
Croquet, chess, boardgames, pools
Volley ball
Kayaking
Nature trails in the rainforest during day or night (guided if requested)

Route
Georgetown to Parika by # 32 minibus = GUY $160 (40 mins)
Parika to Shanklands by speedboat = GUY $900
(this is the Bartica boat - ensure that the captain knows you want to be dropped off at Shanklands) (1 hour)

*Ensure that you arrange for return transportation - boats will not stop at Shanklands unless requested!*
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Accommodation and Food
The bus sleeps a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 12, costing GUY $1500 per person per night.

The small cottage has one double bed and costs US $90 each.

Nets, bedding and towels are provided.

You can either self-cater or buy meals (arrange this in advance when booking through the Cara Suites). There are soft drinks, beer, rum and other spirits plus a small selection of snacks on sale. If you self-cater, you may need to take ice-boxes as there are no fridges in the rooms.

Prepared meals are delicious and huge!
Breakfast = US $8
Lunch = US $12
Dinner = US $15
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Additional Information
Despite the cost, this place feels magical and seems to dissolve stress! If you do get bored, Bartica is just over the river for some serious shopping and nightlife!

Shanklands Rainforest Resort,
Cara Suite Building,
176 Middle Street,
Georgetown.
Tel: 226-1612 - 4
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Information supplied by Netty and Lex Hogenbosch July 2000
Updated by Sandie Tanner, August 2001