Ilet la Mere, Cayenne

#2 of 8 in Nature in French Guiana
Island · Nature / Park
Take a boat ride to Ilet la Mere to observe a community of social monkeys eagerly awaiting to be fed with any snacks you may bring. With some luck, you'll see dolphins and sea turtles along the way. Palm trees just off the shoreline provide excellent shade and create an outstanding picnic spot. Take one of the trails across the island to get a glimpse of local plant and animal life, followed by a cooling dip in the seawater. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ilet la Mere by using our Cayenne vacation site.
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  • It’s hard to understand why France would take paradise and turn it into a prison, but that’s what they did to this picturesque island. The remains of the prison (think Papillon) still stand as a...  more »
  • If you don't mind the monkeys over you, you will have a lot of fun coming to this beautiful small island near Cayenne. I would highly recommend a visit.  more »
  • Lots of mokeys welcome you at the island. They are only interested in any food you have but we're not allowed to feed them. They are not aggressive at all. If you wish to have them on your shoulder or hand, show them some small colorful objects. They come around but make sure not to give them.
  • The place was nice and the monkeys unpredictable and predictable. Parenting wonderful nature. The beach was not attractive and the low tide complicated things a bit.
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