Les Iles du Salut, Kourou

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Visit Les Iles du Salut to learn about the penal colonies that once lived on these islands. Find the remains of old sheds where prisoners lived, punishment cells, and a cemetery for those who once lived here. What remains is generally in ruins, which the surrounding jungle is slowly swallowing. Stroll along the golden sands of the beaches and feed the tame local wildlife. If you work up an appetite, grab a bite at the nearby eatery. Arrange your visit to Les Iles du Salut and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kourou using our Kourou tour app .
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  • One of the few nice places to visit around Kourou, so if you're in the area it's worth a trip. On the islands there is incredible vegetation, many monkeys, the ruins of prisons and a couple of beaches where you can swim. The sea is certainly not that of the Caribbean, but at least it is swimmable unlike the brown slime of Kourou. I recommend spending a few euros more to make the tour that includes both the Ile Royale and Saint Joseph, since on the latter is located most of the ruins.
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  • Too bad the ruins are not more preserved and maintained. Otherwise the place is magical and ouiii the sea is blue/green and so nice! Planning your hammock to spend the night is free and paradise is here... Watch out for very greedy monkeys....
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  • A world apart, captivating and fascinating. A sad part of our history in what looks like paradise. To see and to live is remarkable.
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  • Very nice place with a great view on the blue sea. Another place to visit with the family or the friend (e) s. visit Guyana is to learn of its cultures and its past.
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