Located in northern South America, Suriname is a country that is surrounded by Brazil, Guyana, and French Guiana. The smallest independent country on the continent, Suriname has a population of fewer than half a million people. The capital city of this country is Paramaribo, and the official language spoken here is Dutch, although English is also widely spoken.
This destination enjoys diverse landscapes, with coastal areas and the majority of the population in the north, and the savannah and tropical rainforests in the south. Suriname enjoys a rich and varied history, and was once a Dutch colony, hence the official language. As expected Suriname has a tropical and humid climate, but this is broken somewhat by the cooling north-easterly winds.
You will find plenty to see and do when you visit this destination, from exploring historical sights and architecture to soaking up the vibrant culture. Enjoy a visit to Independence Square in the capital city, where you will find a host of places to visit, and can take in the awesome Presidential Palace. Enjoy a stroll around the central market, the fish market, and the waterfront area, or head out of the capital and take in some of the natural attractions such as the Brownsberg Nature Reserve.
The multi-ethnic make-up of this country means that you will find a colorful and vibrant culture to explore, and you will be able to do this by mixing with the locals as well as through the various events and festivities that take place over the course of the year. You will find a range of accommodation available to suit different needs, with plenty of choice in the capital city, which is an excellent place to base yourself to explore the delights of this diverse destination.