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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the French Guiana

Mana occupies an area of ​​about 6633 square kilometers in the northwest of the territory of Guyana with a population of nearly 10 000 inhabitants. Mana, common symbol Javouhey founded by the mother in 1828, offers the wealth of many different cultures and gastronomic specialties (Creole, Haitian, Hmong, Bushinengués, Native Americans, Indians...) and its majestic river along with 99 jumps over 300 km.

The built heritage consisting of many Creole houses and its church Monument Historique de France over a century present a picturesque appearance revealing a unique charm.

For years, rice production has provided much of the economic development of the municipality. However market gardening (fruit crops: pineapple, lemon, orange, rambutan...) produced by the Hmong settled in Javouhey since 1970 provides power to the west of Guyana but also the island of Cayenne. Javouhey, a village 32 km from the town of Mana, along the river Acarouany (named after the religious of St. Joseph of Cluny and founder of the town).

During your visit to Javouhey for a relaxing, refreshing swim in these waters while enjoying the outskirts local soup, its market specialty Sundays lively day.

While continuing your visit, take a time out in the former leprosarium (stories of lepers) in Acarouany.

To discover and observe the fauna and flora of Mana, rice fields are particularly welcoming for wildlife, discover the beautiful picturesque landscape populated by birds and flora.

Geographical information

Latitude5.6696500 (N 5° 40’ 11”)
Longitude-53.7780200 (W 53° 46’ 41”)
Population9259 inhabitants
PrefectureCayenne (223 km, 3h05)
Insee code97306
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ouest Guyanais
DepartmentFrench Guiana

Nearest cities & towns

Awala-Yalimapo18.4 km (32 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


Sunday 4 october
Min. 28°C - Max. 28°C
Monday 5 october
Min. 28°C - Max. 28°C
Tuesday 6 october
Min. 28°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking trails, white sands, from Cayenne, rolling on the RN1 take the crossroads Mana and it is 4 km away on the right. Bois bande, access by boat from the landing stage Javouhey.