Discover the undiscovered
Why travel to Suriname? For a lot of people outside the Netherlands and certain parts of Belgium, Suriname is an unknown travel destination.
Guiana Shield – South America
Suriname is part of the Guiana Shield at the northeast coastline of South America.
The Guiana Shield is one of the regions of highest biodiversity in the world. (read more: wikipedia)
Former Dutch Colony
Like in all other Southamerican countries the official language is not Spanish or Portuguese. After Suriname became independent from the Netherlands in 1975 Dutch is still the official language. But with one of the worlds most ethnically diverse population you will hear many other languages. Fortunately English is also very well spoken in Suriname. Young people and everybody who is working in hospitality is familiar with English.
Diversity of cultures
During its history Suriname attracted people from all over the world. Nowadays this diversity is to be found in religion, food, festivities and appearance. Suriname has a very young population and a density of 4 inhabitants per km2 (around 600.000 inhabitants in 2022).
Why visit Suriname?
Besides the fascinating nature of the rainforest and the mangrove coastline you will find lots of history, cultural diversity and a tropical atmosphere and temperature. Definitely not a common holiday spot but really worthwhile visiting. It is a beautiful, authentic country with lovely people and because of the different cultural backgrounds a diversity of tasteful food. And the everlasting shining tropical sun makes it even more attractive.
Suriname is really the perfect country for birdlovers. Suriname has 735 confirmed species. It is the one of the countries in South America to encounter for example the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock(Rupicola rupicola) and the Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)
Tips to travel safely to Suriname
I found this epic guide on the internet with lots of tips to stay safe in Suriname. All these tips and information will help you to prepare a trip to this intriguing nation.
Top 10 places to visit in Suriname
Watch this video #Davidsbeenhere and find out what David discovered in Suriname.
Be prepared and if you need any further assistance please contact me!
During my first visit in 2003 Suriname stole my heart. The overwhelming jungle, friendly people and lovely food: Suriname has it all.
Meanwhile I know the country and the people very well. I can help you out to find the most worth visiting spots and to prepare your trip carefully.