Les Iles du Salut, Kourou

#2 of 14 in Outdoors in French Guiana
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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  • On a beautiful day, the islands are well maintained, quite wild so you have to explore while following small paths. Some places to bathe super nice. St. Joseph's Island is particularly amazing.
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  • The Salvation Islands are a short distance from Kourou but the crossing is difficult because the waves often give seasickness. Once there we are in one of the seats of the Prison of Guyana and you have to visit the island of St. Joseph which is difficult because it is a rest camp of the Foreign Legion but it is the most authentic and preserved place of tourism. The Devil's Island is not visited but small it can be seen from afar.
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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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