This exotic Nature Resort features a choice of the beautifully appointed Mango Tree Villa or the cozy Bamboo cottage on the waterfront, set against the backdrop of a tropical forest, bamboo groves, mango trees and an abundance of bird-life.
Hurakabra River Resort is located approximately 30 miles up the magnificent west bank of the Essequibo River, a one hour speedboat ride from Parika will get you there.
You can get to Hurakabra by a 15-minute flight to Bartica, 15 minutes drive to the town, then and 10 minutes by speedboat or 1 hour by road from the capital city of Georgetown to the Roeden Rust marina on the West Bank of the Essequibo River and then by speedboat 1 hour or, by the long way, a 3 hours drive via Linden through Guyana’s rainforest to Bartica.
The Villa and the cottage are furnished with locally made furnishings ranging from nibbi, bamboo and liana cane – all products of the rainforest. Power supply is 110v solar with a standby generator. The water is from rain collected in a concrete reservoir.
Mango Tree Villa is built on two levels on a hill with a magnificent view of the river. The ground floor is an open plan layout containing a large fully equipped kitchen and an attractive dining area.
Three bedrooms on the upper floor are encased by a wide wrap-around verandah providing river and jungle views. The self-contained master bedroom has a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom. A second river-view bedroom with queen-size bed shares a bathroom with a third jungle-view bedroom, which sleeps four on a twin double bunk.
All bedrooms are equipped with fans. The spacious living room, runs the full length of the villa, separates the master bedroom from the other bedrooms, features 2 chaise lounges which are sometimes used for sleeping. The Villa offers hot and cold running water.
Bamboo Cottage features a self contained Master Bedroom with an open plan kitchen and living room. The Cottage has a front verandah facing onto the river and is surrounded by a sand patio.
At the Resort there are many activities that you can keep you busy, ranging from water sports, such as swimming, jet skiing, water skiing, knee boarding, kayaking to nature walks in the dense tropical forests, or you can simply crash in a hammock near the beach bar, take in the scenery and exult in the peace and quiet of your surroundings.
GEM Magazine, on a recent visit, described this lovely resort as “a getaway haven”. “On arrival, you are instantly amazed at the tranquility and beauty of the resort”.
Guyana boasts over 800 species of birds. A great number of them can be found at Hurakabra. Bird watching at Hurakabra is exciting either under the mango trees or sitting on the water tank tower approximately 100 feet above the river.
Some of the birds that can be found in this area are White throated Toucan (Red billed Toucan) along with Amazon Kingfisher, Swifts and Red and Green Macaws. Experience an early morning trip to Kalf Island and spot a few sloths in the trees. Cross the river at dusk and witness hundreds of parrots returning to roost at Parrot Island.
Guyana boasts a huge variety of tropical trees. At Hurakabra you will see close-up ,the world famous Greenheart, Mora, Kabakalli and most impressive of all, the imposing Silk Cotton, the king of trees, towering about 90 feet above ground, next to the Bamboo Cottage.
Visitors may be lucky to spot a jaguar, labba, deer, accuri, wild hog, wild rabbit, armadillo or powis (wild fowl), toucan, woodpecker, monkeys or parrots having a meal in the mango tree or be awakened by the roar of the howler monkeys in the early morning.