Paramaribo is the capital city of Suriname in South America. Paramaribo offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;
- Inner city of Paramaribo (UNESCO world heritage site)
- Fort Zeelandia
- Trips to central Suriname nature reserve
- Trips to Brokopondo reservoir
- Surinaams museum
- Sealife including dolphins, caimans and sea turtles
- Jules Wijdenbosch bridge
- Palmtree Garden
- I love Suriname sign
Suriname is the only Dutch speaking country in South America. Suriname gained independence from Holland in 1975, in fact when it was under Dutch control it was called Dutch Guiana. The picture above could be somewhere in Holland but it’s downtown Paramaribo, a UNESCO world heritage site. If you’re a fan of Dutch colonial building photography then you’ll love walking around the inner city of Paramaribo.
A trusted company to take tours with in Suriname is Waterproof Suriname. With this tour company you can visit all the points of interest in the city and more. They also offer day and multi day trips to the interior of Suriname including the Brokopondo reservoir and the central Suriname nature reserve.
In Paramaribo you’ll find lots of decent hotel options. The nightlife is very lively in Paramaribo so I’d look for a hotel close to bars to help you with a safe night out. The nightlife and the great tours make Paramaribo the perfect stopover whilst traveling through the 3 Guiana’s.
Shared minivan from Suriname to Georgetown, 100 Suriname dollars
Like in Kourou, French Guiana, I organised the hotel to call the share taxi for Georgetown. The share taxi again came to the hotel to pick me up early in the morning. The taxi took me to the border, where I was stamped out of Suriname. I then took the boat over to Guyana, was stamped into Guyana and found my share taxi to Georgetown. This is easy to do, just follow, or ask the others in your share taxi.
The connection to Georgetown from the border is included in the price
The other passengers in the taxi were very friendly and offered me the front seat of this one. In Guyana they speak English, I guess it takes a bit of time to get used to the accent though!