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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  • Party on the tawny, we had a great day... Strolling through this ancient prison marked by history is surreal... The atmosphere that emerges from the place is striking... You can't explain it, you have to see it... If you go through this, it's not to be missed!!!
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  • One of the places impossible to miss when we go to Guyana. It is a beautiful place, filled with history and emotions. The scenery is beautiful. Don't hesitate!!!
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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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