Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, and like its namesake the pepper, is highly colorful and vibrant. Cayenne has experienced the rule of different European empires throughout its existence, including influence from the French, British, Dutch, and Portuguese. This has therefore had an impact on the culture of the country which can be considered to have European, African, South American and Caribbean influence. Why not use a hire car Cayenne to optimize your experience of this vibrant colorful country, whilst using HAPPYCAR to receive the best offers for car rental available. The country’s position in the world makes climate tropical, with a long wet season and short dry season. Locals are known for the laid-back attitudes and this is mirrored in the unreliable public transport, therefore the get the best out of French Guiana a Cayenne rental car through HAPPYCAR is recommended. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
What to do in Cayenne
During Napoleonic rule thousands of French prisoners were exiled to the South American country, the prisons only closed their doors in 1953. Today, the prisons are now open for tourists and are among some of French Guiana’s best attractions, of which one of the most notorious is Devil’s Island. An island of beauty possesses a sinister history and was commonly referred to as ‘Green Hell’. A place for tough labor and poor conditions surrounded by idyllic palm trees and blue seas. It is the origin of many famous escape stories and is well worth a visit during your stay in Cayenne.
Driving your car hire to the north of Cayenne will take you to the Korou Space Center. This is from where the European countries launch their satellites. Here the adventurer can visit the launch sites and control centers, which is unavailable anywhere else in the world. From here, the Universe Museum is close and can provide extensive knowledge of what lies beyond our sky.
Nature in French Guiana is extraordinary, and Marshes of Caw is a destination to which you must travel if they are a wild-life lover. Home to rare and colorful birds as well as big Cayman, the nature reserve is available for independent hiking, but it is recommended to take the tour guide whose knowledge and eyes are invaluable for seeing the most nature the park has to offer. The park lies so 50 miles south of Cayenne with a rental car the most reliable mode of transport, the guides provide boat trips and with the guides knowledge of the best nature spots it is highly recommended knowledge of the best nature spots
The variety of culture, in this nation, has had a big influence on the cuisine of this country. For instance, one of the most popular, Fricasse includes French method of stew whilst adding African style rice and beans and locally sourced meat from the region, such as tapir and iguana. Buillon d’awara is another popular dish which is a broth of mixed seafood flavored with fruit from the area, which is meant to be so good that the phrase “If you eat the broth of awara in Guiana you come back" was born. One must visit the market when in Cayenne to truly experience the culture of the city, you will see food of colors you didn’t believed existed and really feel like a local. It takes place on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday morning and is a hub of entertainment and exotic food.
Road Trip Cayenne
If you want to drive your vacation to the next level, you can drive your rental car to Paramaribo.This is the capital city of Suriname and it has remained the capital since the time when the country was being colonized by the Dutch. While you are here, you can visit the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. This church is unique because it is made entirely out of wood! You can take your car hire to the Centrale Market to buy some fresh fruits and veggies or some wonderful gifts to bring home to your jealous friends and family.
Make your trip to less stressful with Cayenne rental car and experience more of French Guiana, with a more affordable price, thanks to HAPPYCAR. There is so much to see in this part of the world and we are here to make your dreams come true. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!