Situated on the north Atlantic coast of South America and with a distinctly Caribbean vibe, Guyana may be one of the continent’s best kept secrets, especially in terms of eco-tourism. Your visit is likely to start in the quirky capital of Georgetown that retains many examples of British colonial architecture, including the impressive Anglican cathedral of St George. The English-speaking, cricket-loving locals know how to party and the city streets and clubs pulse to the rhythm of calypso music, night and day. Away from the coast, Guyana looks and feels more like its bigger neighbour to the south, thanks to the verdant Amazonian landscape and abundance of wildlife. Home to the world’s longest, single drop waterfall (250 metres), the mighty Kaieteur Falls are not to be missed. The northwest coast has much to commend it, including the Arrowpoint Nature resort, and Santa Mission, an Amerindian village where Carib and Arawak customs prevail.