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Adels Resort, Guyana


Name of Lodge or Ecotourism Project: Adels Resort.

Location: Akawini Creek, Pomeroon River in Guyana. The trip to Adelís Resort will take 3 hours overland from Georgetown or a one hour flight. The 3 hour route would take you across the floating bridge to Parika a small town, join a boat for a 45 minute ride crossing the mighty Essequibo River to Supenaam, a 45 minute taxi ride to Charity another small town, the resort boat would be there to take the guest on a 20 minute river ride to Adels resort. The 1 hour trip would be a 15 minute flight from Georgetown to Hampton Court, then a 15 minute taxi ride to Charity, and a 20 minute boat ride to the resort.

Website: www.adelresort.com

Year Established: 2002

Tourism activities: canoeing trips, birdwatching tours, fishing, hiking, nature tours, and visiting Native Amerindian Reservations. Local Amerindians conduct nature walks in the rainforest, caiman spotting tours, listening to the birds, fishing, swimming in the black water creek, or one can just simply relax in a hammock with a book from our library. A trip can be arranged to visit an Amerindian Reservation and you can see local handy craft and experience their lifestyle or one can visit Shell Beach.

Ecolodge / Accommodation details: 2 Queen-size beds with toilet, shower, and ceiling fan. Adel's Resort is situated on 60 acres. Three buildings are on site and built with materials from the surrounding rainforest and can accommodate 20 guests. The property is all inclusive that is all meals and local drinks made from the fruits on the farm; most of our meals are from the eco conscious farm.

Responsible tourism practices. How is impact upon Guyana's local environment minimized?: All foods come from the 50 acre farm on the property: solar power provides electricity for the lodge and rain water is used throughout the resort.

How is the local community involved?: All employees are from the surrounding area.

Does the presence of ecotourism leave a positive impact upon the local environment and community? If so, how?: tourism provides employment both at the resort and the farm.

Who owns the lodging facilities (ecolodge)? Is it communally, or individually owned?: The lodge is privately owned.

Further information: Some Universities visit to do research on the Amerindian communities of Guyana.


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