The small nation of Suriname is located in the South American continent. Travel Suriname for its diverse terrain, lush jungles and the vast Atlantic coastline. This land has multiple mangrove swamps and large cover of tropical rainforests that are home to numerous species of birds and animals.
Paramaribo is the capital of this country. It has rich history of colonial era and many architectural marvels, apart from the bustling markets and lively nightlife. The city also has Independence Square, lively waterfront and the must visit Presidential Palace. Leisurely stroll in the Palmentuin Park or simply sit and enjoy the solitude at Cultuutuin Park for relaxing.
The rulers of Dutch, Spanish, British and French empires have left evident marks in the form of unique buildings and forts of this city. Fort Zeelandia has been converted to Surinam Museum that displays interesting exhibits worth visiting.
Chance to observe giant leatherback turtle in their natural habitats is once in a lifetime opportunity, visit the Galibi Nature Reserve or Brownsberg Nature Park to enjoy it. The numerous swamps are home to crocodiles, boa constrictors and anacondas. If you go through the waterways be careful of the piranhas. Trek along the rainforest to see cats, howler monkeys, tarantulas, rare flowers and gigantic termite nests. Go swimming near the Coalreek or take a river boat ride across colonial plantations and picturesque countryside of Awarra Dam and Kumalu region.
You must visit Jodensavanne, to see the 17th century relics of Jewish synagogues. The 19th century Roman Catholic Basilica of the capital is a well known tourist spot. Go shopping for some handicrafts, ceramics, carvings, silk fabric, decorations, silver and gold jewellery in the local market. Tribal style artifacts, ceramics and liquor products are also popular as souvenirs.
The nightlife in the capital city is vibrant; hotels have live performances, music and dancing activities. Cinemas and discos also offer interesting form of entertainment. Regional specialties and variety of international cuisines are available at restaurants of the capital. Travel Suriname for a perfect getaway to relax, rejuvenate and rediscover a new you.