Mabaruma is the regional administrative centre near the Venezuelan border in Guyana, a very small town of only about 800 inhabitants.
There is a supply boat that arrives from Georgetown every other week, but this is definitely not the recommended way to reach Mabaruma. Trans Guyana Airways has daily flights from the Georgetown municipal airport. There are tight luggage restrictions so be sure to check out the limits before heading to the airport. A passport is required for non-citizens even though this is an internal flight.
From the Kamaka docks, a boat can be hired to visit Almond or Shell Beaches on the Atlantic. These are both remote and beautiful.
This is a cash-only society. There are no banks or bank machines. In addition to the Guyanese dollar, U.S. cash may be used at a few places and Venezuelan currency is readily accepted.
A few local crafts can be found. A women's cooperative, selling local items, has a shop in Kamaka.
Rum and beer can be purchased everywhere. Drink only bottled water. It is easy to acquire.
The Broomes Hotel which is actually located midway between Mabaruma and Kamaka (15 minute walk to either) is the place to stay. Monty Broomes, the owner, sees to it that the guests are comfortable and fed. There is a set meal served at specific times. The rooms have fans but no air conditioning. Private baths are in each room but expect cold showers!
Malaria is a concern. Arrive with proper medication and repellent.
Almond and Shell Beaches can be visited as day trips.