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Article contribued by: Nesha Z Yasin.

First Published: 18th March, 2018

Last updated: December 20, 2019 at 0:15 am
Saxacalli Village Is Located Along the Essequibo River.

Saxacalli is located on the west bank of the Essequibo River some 25 miles (40 km) south of Parika at 6°35′N 58°37′W Coordinates: 6°35′N 58°37′W, in Guyana, South America. It was originally an Arawak community. Its present population of about 250 reflects Guyana‘s multi-ethnicity.

Life in Saxacalli is based on small-scale logging, farming and some tourism, mainly from the use of the Saxacalli beach by day-tour operators. The village, at the time of this publication, is not accessible by road, nor does it have a source of electricity.

Saxacalli is an Arawak word for Kingfisher.

This community is reputed to have one of the best inland beaches in Guyana. Happy to say I’ve been there and love it!

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1 year ago

I attended school at Saxacalli. Mr. Irvin was my Headmaster. My first teaching appointment was at Saxacalli Scott’s School.
Apart from its lovely beach, the thing I remember and love most about Saxacalli , is the shimmer of a moon lit night on the Essequibo River. Saxacalli, like Manaka, is indelibly etched in my heart.