Suriname is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South AmericaFrench Guiana borders the nation to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. The majority of the country’s inhabitants live along the north coast.

Things To Do In Suriname

Suriname is where rivers converge, and diverse ethnic groups thrive in unity. This country is the smallest in South America. However, it welcomes you to its Dutch colonial capital and dense jungles. In Paramaribo, the capital city, visitors can find interesting shopping venues and superb dining.

In contrast, the Virgin Jungle nearby offers the exact opposite of modern living with its vast wilderness. Furthermore, some of the famous destinations include the Brownsberg Nature Park, Galibi Nature Reserve, Jodensavanne, Raleighvallen Nature Reserve and Nature Resort Kabalebo an Eco Resort in the pristine rainforest.


The official language is Dutch. English, Chinese, French, and Spanish are also popular. The predominant religion is Christianity, as around half of the population practices it. Other big religious groups are Hindu and Muslim.


The official currency is Suriname Dollar. The approximate exchange rate is S$7, 4 for US$1. You can exchange currency at the Central Bank. American Express and MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted. Traveler’s cheques can also be exchanged in banks. You should make them in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars, to avoid additional charges.


As for electricity, Suriname uses types A, B, C and F sockets. You may need to bring a travel adapter to fit the proper socket type. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. The standard voltage can be 110V or 220V.  Many of your devices may need a step-up transformer to match the electrical voltage.

Rent vs. Taxi

Car hire is available at the airport and in Paramaribo largest hotels, as well as through international companies. Drivers here ride on the left side of the road. Roads are in reasonable condition. However, there are some potholes.

Taxis in Suriname do not have meters. It is obligatory to agree on the price, before departure. Tipping the drivers is not common. Also, it may be hard to find a car after 10 pm and on Sundays.

August 11, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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