Article contribued by: Nesha Z Yasin.
First Published: 18th March, 2018Last updated: December 20, 2019 at 0:15 am
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!