Suriname is a warm, dense convergence of rivers that thumps with the lively rhythm of ethnic diversity. From Paramaribo, the country’s effervescent Dutch-colonial capital, to the fathomless jungles of the interior, you’ll get a genuine welcome to this tiny country – whether from the descendants of escaped African slaves, Dutch and British colonialists, Indian, Indonesian and Chinese indentured labourers or indigenous Amerindians.
Paramaribo is loaded with interesting shopping venues, party-hard night spots and exceptional restaurants, whiles the untamed jungle, just a few hours away by road or boat, and is utterly away from modern development. It’s relatively easy to get around this river-heavy, forest-dense country. The mix of languages can make communications interesting, but there is almost always someone around who speaks some English. Don’t forget that a meeting of culinary traditions means the food here is as spicy and rich as the country itself.
Suriname is a small country on the north-eastern coast of South America. It’s defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture. On its Atlantic coast is the capital, Paramaribo, where palm gardens grow near Fort Zealandia, a 17th-century trading post. Paramaribo is also home to Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, a towering wood cathedral consecrated in 1885.
This Video is about the beautiful land of Suriname and encourages you the intrepid traveller to visit its colourful lands and absorb all it has to offer. With massive rainforests, endless lakes, wildlife of every form it really is one of the lesser known beauties of northern South America. Paramaribo is named the “wooden city of South America” with the old mayor’s office in the city but most of all the water is clean and pure. The Jamar canal is a favourite destination for exotic birds to meet, mate and lay their nests. There are some brilliant secluded hotel resorts with river views, dolphin spotting, visiting old plantations or going to see artefacts of time gone by. There’s something for everyone in this part of South America but also you can also visit unique places only accessible by boat or plane such as Galibi with a population of only 700+.
So whether you’re into swimming, fishing, kayaking or whatever it may be, Visit Suriname to satisfy your tropical desires and really escape the bore of modern cities.
By Alex Mitchison