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Money & Shopping in Suriname

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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 jewellery
  • handcrafted woodcarvings
  • art
  • Tropical flowers
  • Perfumes

Money

The Suriname dollar is the native currency, and it is denoted by the symbol SRD (which is also the ISO 4217 international currency code). The money may be freely converted (but nearly impossible to get rid of outside Suriname except for the neighbouring countries and one exchange bureau in Amsterdam airport).

Currency exchange is available at all banks and most cambios. ATMs are accessible in Paramaribo and the majority of the bigger towns in the north. The RBTT bank’s ATMs accept the majority of foreign bank cards. Paying using a credit card at stores, hotels, and restaurants is uncommon. Expect an additional fee of 2-6 percent.

Business hours

Shops in Suriname are typically open from 8:00 a.m. until 16:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays, most businesses stay open until 19:00, while on Saturdays, most shut at 14:00. Chinese stores are springing up all across the nation, even in the most remote villages. They are open till late at night.

Banks and post offices are open from 07:30 to 14:00 Monday through Friday.

Government services are accessible from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How To Travel To Suriname

By plane Johan 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

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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...

Destinations in Suriname

Regions in Suriname Paramaribo 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...

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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

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Festivals & Holidays in Suriname

Holidays 1 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

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