As we mentioned, the strength of this country is its natural attraction; and Suriname has approximately a dozen natural reserves, something that is greatly surprising to be such a small country. This fact makes Suriname increasingly visited by lovers of natural landscapes, a type of demanding tourist who wants to travel to exotic places full of living nature.
Among some of the most interesting natural destinations we highlight the Natural Reserve of Central Suriname, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has an area of about 16 thousand square kilometers full of mountains, plains and a rainforest full of amazing wildlife. Thus, we highlight for example jaguars, giant river otters tapirs, primates and a host of reptiles and birds.
We can also visit the Galibi Nature Reserve. It was created in 1969 and is famous throughout the world for being the place chosen by four species of sea turtles.
On the other hand, the Brownsberg National Park is also interesting, a park located 500 meters above sea level, with an area of almost 9,000 hectares full of a thick Amazon rainforest full of amazing animals and magical places such as the Leoval waterfalls or Ireneval
While it is true that the country’s landscape offer is excellent, it is not necessary to discredit its historical and cultural interest. The truth is that we find cities full of Dutch-style buildings, with prominent temples such as the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (the largest wooden building in the entire continent).
Among those cities full of architectural treasures are its capital, Paramaribo, as well as other urban centers such as Marienburg, Lelydorp, Meerzorg, Moengo, New Amsterdam or Nieuw Nickerie.
It should be noted that its size is an advantage for the tourist; and it is that the distances between the different tourist points are shortened considerably, thus being able to facilitate the journey from one place to another.
The national currency of Suriname is known as the Suriname dollar. We can use credit cards in hotels and restaurants without problem. In addition, in the capital it is easy to get money from the ATMs that are scattered around its streets.
The official language of this country is Dutch. However, we must know that here, in Suriname, everyone speaks English as a second language. Therefore, if we master this language we will have no problem communicating with them.
It should be noted that they also have other dialects such as Sranan Tongo, the Creole dialect, which is also quite widespread among the population.
Considering the great ethnic variety of this country, it is not surprising that from the gastronomic point of view we find a wide variety. Thus, in large cities we will find Hindu, Creole, Javanese, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Amerindian or Jewish restaurants.
The kitchen in Suriname has touches of ingredients such as roti, nasi goreng, bakmi, pom etc. In addition, it is also common to find roasted meat and fish, as well as vegetables such as eggplants, beans and peppers.
To travel to this country we will need a valid passport and a visa that we must request at the consulate by writing.
In the largest cities of the country, such as its capital Paramaribo, we will not have problems when it comes to staying; And the country has a wide range of quality hotels, with hotels for all tastes and budgets.