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French Guiana
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French Guiana

French Guiana is a unique overseas department of France located in the Caribbean region of Central America. It is bordered by Brazil to the east and south, Suriname to the west, and the North Atlantic Ocean to the north. It is the only French-speaking country in Central America.

The capital of French Guiana is Cayenne, located on the north coast of the country. French Guiana has an area of 83,534 square kilometers, making it the second largest department of France. The population is estimated to be around 250,000 people.

Geographically, French Guiana is situated in a tropical rainforest climate. It has a humid, hot, and rainy climate, with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The terrain is mostly flat, with rolling hills in the south and east. The highest point in the country is Mont Roraima, which stands at 2,835 meters above sea level.

In terms of its history, French Guiana was colonized by the French in the 17th century. It was used as a penal colony from 1852 until 1946. During this time, more than 80,000 convicts were sent to the country. In 1946, the country officially became an overseas department of France.

In recent years, French Guiana has become an important center for space exploration. The European Space Agency has its spaceport located in Kourou, from which it launches its Ariane rockets. The country is also home to the Guiana Space Centre, the world’s largest space launch facility.

French Guiana is a unique country with a rich history and culture. Its tropical climate and its strategic location make it an ideal destination for tourists and adventurers alike.

Excursion tips for a day in French Guiana

As a tourist in French Guiana, Honduras, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in just one day. Here are some of the most popular options:

1. Visit the Mayan ruins of Copan, where you can explore the ancient city and learn about its fascinating history.

2. Explore the tropical jungles of French Guiana, where you can spot exotic wildlife, take a dip in natural swimming holes, and admire the lush vegetation.

3. Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea and explore the vibrant coral reefs.

4. Take a boat tour of the mangrove forests, where you can observe the unique wildlife and learn about the importance of the region's ecosystem.

5. Visit the local markets and sample some of the delicious local cuisine.

6. Take a guided tour of the colonial towns of French Guiana and learn about their rich history.

7. Spend a day at the beach, soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

8. Go fishing and enjoy the tranquility of the French Guiana coastline.

9. Visit the local museums and art galleries, where you can learn more about the culture and history of the region.

10. Enjoy a night out in one of the vibrant bars and clubs in the area.

Experience French Guiana with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit French Guiana. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in French Guiana

French Guiana in Honduras has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The average temperature is around 25°C (77°F). During the summer months (December to April) temperatures can reach up to 33°C (91°F) and the humidity can be high. The rainy season (May to November) is usually accompanied by strong winds and thunderstorms. The winter months (June to August) are usually dry with temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 25°C (77°F). The spring months (September to November) are usually mild and humid with temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 29°C (84°F).

Cruise weather for French Guiana

Our weather forecast for French Guiana helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Feb. 21st 2024 Feb. 21st 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 24.4 °C
25.2 m/s
23.0 m/s
27.1 %
24.1 m
56.0 %
1,021 hPa
Feb. 22nd 2024 Feb. 22nd 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.2 °C
29.5 m/s
30.2 m/s
4.0 %
24.1 m
59.2 %
1,016 hPa
Feb. 23rd 2024 Feb. 23rd 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 24.1 °C
32.4 m/s
33.1 m/s
1.2 %
24.1 m
66.2 %
1,013 hPa
Feb. 24th 2024 Feb. 24th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 24.5 °C
21.6 m/s
21.6 m/s
72.0 %
24.1 m
68.7 %
1,016 hPa
Feb. 25th 2024 Feb. 25th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 24.5 °C
16.9 m/s
18.7 m/s
7.5 %
24.1 m
60.3 %
1,017 hPa
Feb. 26th 2024 Feb. 26th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 24.4 °C
24.1 m/s
24.7 m/s
32.3 %
24.1 m
69.4 %
1,015 hPa
Feb. 27th 2024 Feb. 27th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 25.1 °C
46.0 m/s
52.4 m/s
13.5 %
24.1 m
74.0 %
1,012 hPa
Feb. 28th 2024 Feb. 28th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 25.9 °C
52.9 m/s
61.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,010 hPa
Feb. 29th 2024 Feb. 29th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 26.1 °C
49.7 m/s
57.6 m/s
0.6 %
24.1 m
84.7 %
1,012 hPa
Mar. 1st 2024 Mar. 1st 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 26.1 °C
37.8 m/s
46.8 m/s
12.2 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
1,016 hPa
Mar. 2nd 2024 Mar. 2nd 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 25.4 °C
30.2 m/s
31.3 m/s
15.6 %
20.7 m
72.8 %
1,017 hPa
Mar. 3rd 2024 Mar. 3rd 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 25.3 °C
24.5 m/s
24.1 m/s
5.4 %
22.5 m
70.6 %
1,017 hPa
Mar. 4th 2024 Mar. 4th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 25.8 °C
29.9 m/s
31.7 m/s
43.0 %
24.1 m
70.8 %
1,017 hPa

Cruises to French Guiana

Would you like to travel to French Guiana on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of French Guiana.

Scheduled ship calls in French Guiana, Honduras
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Feb. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Feb. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 02:00 pm

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