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Destinations in Suriname

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The capital city of Paramaribo and its immediate surrounds, which are home to over half of the country’s population, are as busy as it gets. It boasts a lovely historic center and several cafés and restaurants that appeal to any traveller’s needs. It is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It’s also a great starting place for visits to the rest of the nation.

The West Coast

The west coast is known for its bird life, and the Bigi Pan Nature Reserve is a must-see on any trip to Suriname. There are a few villages and some lodging options, but this is a spot away from the throng and sometimes neglected by travelers.

The East Coast

The eastern region has some of the greatest examples of old colonial plantations, some of which are still in use, while others have been abandoned and are totally damaged. Some of the most notable nesting beaches for sea turtles in the West-Atlantic may be found around the coast.

Surinamese Rainforest

Suriname’s interior parts are part of the enormous Amazon region and are nearly totally covered with tropical rainforest. The Sipaliwini savanna is located in the southwest. Mountain ranges may be found in the center and south, however the highest peak, Julianatop, is just 1280 meters high. This region is home to the majority of Amerindians and Maroons, many of whom live in primitive conditions. The Brokopondo Reservoir is one of the world’s biggest reservoirs.

Cities in Suriname

  • Paramaribo – The capital and only city of the country
  • Albina – Hub to French Guiana
  • Apoera – Indian village in West Suriname
  • Domburg – Sunday’s meeting point for Paramaribo people
  • Groningen – Relaxed place on the Saramacca River
  • Lelydorp – The second largest city of Suriname
  • Moengo – The former bauxite mining centre
  • Nieuw Amsterdam – Best known for it’s fort
  • Nieuw Nickerie – Most western city protected by a sea wall
  • Santigron – A Maroon village along the Saramacca river

Other destinations in Suriname

  • Bigi Pan Nature Reserve – A large area of open water, mudflats and mangrove forest
  • Brownsberg Nature Park – A nature park close to Paramaribo
  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve – one of the most remote, ancient, and pristine wildernesses on Earth
  • Colakreek – A Cola colored swimming place in the midst of the savannah
  • Galibi nature reserve – Beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs
  • Jodensavanne – A ruined, historic settlement of Sephardic Jews
  • Nature Resort Kabalebo – Flora and fauna in the untouched nature of the splendid Amazon rain forest
  • Old plantations in Commewijne – Best place to visit plantations as they were once
  • Raleighvallen Nature Reserve – An extensive set of rapids in the upper Coppename River
  • Upper Suriname – Authentic Maroon villages along the Upper Suriname River

How To Travel To Suriname

By planeJohan Adolf Pengel International Airport(IATA:PBM) It is 45 kilometers south of Paramaribo and was formerly known as Zanderij International Airport.The daily KLM flight departs from Amsterdam. Surinam Airways also has flights from Amsterdam to other Caribbean locations.Airline service is provided from the United States through Surinam Airways and...

How To Travel Around Suriname

Because there are few visitors in Suriname and the countryside is difficult to access, travel costs are greater than you would anticipate. Tourist attractions may be more costly than in Europe or the US. This is anticipated to change in the near future, since there is an annual rise...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Suriname

If you wish to visit Suriname and are not a citizen of one of the countries listed below, you must verify that your visa paperwork is in order. If you need a visa, please contact one of the Suriname Consulates listed under Contact. Visas are not required for citizens...

Accommodation & Hotels in Suriname

In Paramaribo and Nickerie, there are many excellent hostels and guesthouses. It is advisable to get a hammock in Paramaribo before venturing into the jungle. Some forest guest rooms offer hammocks, although they are less sanitary since washing machines are few in the jungle. When venturing into the forest,...

Things To See in Suriname

Suriname's extensive natural areas and the variety of flora and wildlife in them are the country's primary tourist draw, with almost a third of the country designated as national reserves. Visit the beaches of Galibi and Albina to watch the spectacular breeding process of huge Leatherback sea turtles, or...

Food & Drinks in Suriname

Food in SurinameBecause of the ethnic diversity, a wide range of unusual foods are accessible. Indian (especially roti with chicken), Chinese, Javanese (Indonesian), and Creole cuisines are available.JavaneseAlthough the term "Indonesian cuisine" may seem to be accurate, the Indonesians in Suriname are mainly, if not entirely, from the island...

Money & Shopping in Suriname

Accommodation and meals are reasonably priced. Retail costs for clothes, gifts, and other items are comparable to those in the United States.The following items are highly worth purchasing:Handcrafted jewelleryhandcrafted woodcarvingsartTropical flowersPerfumesMoneyThe Suriname dollar is the native currency, and it is denoted by the symbol SRD (which is also the...

Festivals & Holidays in Suriname

Holidays1 January - New Year's Day25 February - Revolution Day1 May - Workers' Day5 June - Indian Arrival Day1 July - Keti-koti (Sranantongo creole for "the chains are cut"). This day is also known as (Prisiri) Maspasi, meaning "Emancipation (Festival)".9 August - Day of Amerindians and Javanese Arrival Day10 October...

Language & Phrasebook in Suriname

Suriname's official language is Dutch. English is commonly understood.The Dutch repressed the creole language Sranang Tongo for many years, but it is today the most commonly spoken language in Suriname. It is the native language of the majority of Surinamese people and is utilized as a lingua franca amongst...

History Of Suriname

Suriname was settled by Dutch from the Dutch province of Zeeland in the 17th century, although periods of British rule lasted until 1816. The colony was mostly utilized for sugar, coffee, and cocoa plantations, where many African slaves were worked to death.Slavery was abolished in 1863, and contract laborers...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Suriname

Stay Safe in SurinameIf you are worried about your safety, avoid going out at night alone. When feasible, ride your bike. Avoid the Palm Garden at night in Paramaribo since it is a well-known crime hotspot where considerable drug trafficking occurs. Because the police force is limited in size, it...



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