WHY VISIT SURINAME
Almost completely covered by the jungle, the country groups its inhabitants mainly on the coast.
The capital, Paramaribo, was built in the 17th century on the banks of the river of the same name, and you will discover with pleasure its pretty colonial architecture, with its black and white houses around the squares. Very lively, it has a population of diverse ethnic origin, and the synagogues and mosques live together without any problems. There are many restaurants, cafes, and shops, and the historic center has been classified by UNESCO. To see the presidential palace, Saint Peter and Paul wooden cathedral, the Hindu temples, the markets, the Fort Zeelandia, and its museum.
The country is full of rivers and rivers: explore them in pirogue! You can go down the Tapanahoni River which is a tributary of the Maroni, on which you will have to pass several rapids before arriving in the region where the Wajana people live. There are other falls that should not be missed: Anora, Wonotobo, and Raleigh.
Venture into the Central Suriname Nature Reserve, in the center of the country, which is made up of a very dense rainforest, where the vegetation is queen, featuring fascinating landscapes. Another reserve is Galibi, on the Guyanese border, where sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach.
Mount Kasikasima overlooks the tropical forest and can be the occasion for an exciting adventure between hiking and canoeing. And also, lost in the jungle, discover the Amerindian village of Palumeu.
WHAT TO SEE IN SURINAME
WHEN TO GO TO SURINAME
The best period to visit Suriname is from xxx to xxxx.
The country experiences an equatorial climate. The average temperature is 28 ° C, but the year is divided into two rainy seasons (one from November to February, the second from April to August) and two dry seasons (the first in September and October, and In March and April).
It is warmer and wetter inland than on the coast. The best time to visit Suriname is between September and November.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Suriname.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH SURINAME
In the country, there are virtually no roads, but mostly runways, to be covered only by 4X4: there is, therefore, navigation on rivers, or domestic flights, except on the coast, where one can easily find minibusses or Collective taxis.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON SURINAME
health tips & vaccination: Get vaccinated against yellow fever (it is obligatory), typhoid, and hepatitis A and B.
local currency: Surinamese dollar
local time zone: GMT-3
electricity: type C and type F (127 V – 60 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN SURINAME
typical food in Suriname
souvenirs from Suriname
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