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Republic of Surinam  -  former Dutch Guyana on the Northeast coast of South America.

The most southern parts of the borders with Guyana and French Guiana are disputed.

The people are a multi-cultural blend and the land has many beautiful natural resources that make it unique

Districts in Surinam [ distrikten ]: Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica

Capital City of Surinam: Paramaribo

hotels, tour operators - surinam tours, travel guides, travel to surinam


Holiday Homes

  Palma Rina Appartments

Hotels in Suriname / Dutch Guiana

   -   Find a great deal has room for everyone to relax on their perfect trip.

National Parks

  Central Surinam Nature Reserve  -  Raleigh Falls
  Galibi Nature Reserve
  Nature Park Brownsberg   -   130 km from Paramaribo

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

Thomas Cook

Create your perfect trip to Suriname   -   Flight, Hotel and Car.

  JLA - Journey Latin America
Active Adventures,  Tailor-Made - Bespoke Holidays for Individuals, Escorted Group Trips [journeys and tours].


  Dagron Tours

  Mets Travel & Tours   -   located in Paramaribo
Tours, hotel-, transportation- and other travel arrangements for both holiday and business travelers who wish to visit Suriname or the neighboring countries Guyana and French Guiana and the Caribbean.

Surinam - 1905847904Travel Guide Surinam / Related Books

  Surinam   -   Andrew Westoll (Author) - 1905847904
Perched above Brazil on the shoulder of South America, Surinam is a land of myth and magic. Once traded to the Dutch by the English in return for Manhattan, it is now home to the largest tract of pristine rainforest left on earth. Andrew Westoll first fell under Surinam's spell as a young biologist, studying monkeys deep inside its primordial jungles. Five years later he returned, determined to chart the human, historical and environmental legacies of this surprising, little-known land. What he found was a country poised on the brink of profound change- a nation facing either ecological catastrophe or salvation. Westoll explores Surinam's bloody past, the allure of its wild places, the legends and rituals of its extraordinary people. An honest and beautiful writer he conjures a place of golden light and impenetrable shadow, of long-held secrets and sacred stories. And in the end he uncovers a nation that- like Westoll himself- is still in search of its own destiny.
Paperback: 368 pages; Publisher: Old Street Publishing (7 April 2009); ISBN-10: 1905847904; ISBN-13: 978-1905847907.

Surinam Switi Sranan  -   Toon Fey
Hardcover 160 pages (January 1, 2003);  Publisher: Koninklijk Instituut Voor de Tropen;  Language: English;  ISBN: 9068325302

Transportation / How do I Travel to Surinam

Located between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast.

Suriname is reachable by plane from Amsterdam [ The Netherlands ],  Curacao [ Dutch Antilles ],  Miami [ Florida, USA ],  Port of Spain [ Trinidad ],  Cayenne [ French Guiana ] and sporadically from some cities in Brasil [ e.g. Belem ].

  Parimaribo J.A. Pengel International Airport

  KLM   -   Flight tickets to Paramaribo

Book cheap flights to Surinam at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
Flight tickets Suriname.

  Online map of Surinam [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Suriname online Tourist Guide 
Places to Stay,  Things to Do & See,  General Information,  Tour Operators,  Photo Gallery,  Map,  Weather,  Links

  Paramaribo   -   capital city of Suriname
Paramaribo, the 17th-century capital, is graced with attractive Dutch, French, Spanish and British colonial architecture. Imposing brick buildings overlook grassy squares and wooden houses crowd narrow streets. Towering palms shade some areas and mangroves still hug the riverside. Mosques and synagogues sit side by side, while Javanese vendors peddle satay and Dutch-speaking Creoles guzzle beer at sidewalk cafés. Central Paramaribo's focus is the Onafhankelijksplein (Unity Square), fronting the Presidential Palace. Immediately behind the palace is the Palmentuin, an attractive park with tall palms inhabited by tropical birds. To the east is Fort Zeelandia, a 17-century riverside fortification. The main market is found on the riverside boulevard, Waterkrant.

  Brokopondo District
  Commewijne   -  [ dutch only ]
  Coronie   -
  Paramaribo Distrikt

  Awarradam   -   a small island
  Frederiksdorp   -   Suriname River
  Julianatop   -   Highest point in Suriname [ 1280 m ]
  Kajana   -   Saramaccaner Village [ largest of the Maroon Tribe ]

  Birds in Surinam
It shares many of its 680 bird species with its neighbouring countries [ Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana and French Guiana ]. Its is still for the most part covered with tropical rainforest. A watershed in the south, covered with savanna and rainforest, separates it from the Amazon Bassin. The west and east frontiers are formed by rivers and to the north is the Atlantic ocean.
  Chamber of Commerce
  Kirpalani   -   Department Store in Paramaribo
  Press   -   Dagblad Suriname   -   popular daily
  Press   -   Guyana Chronicle 
  Press   -   Parbo Daily   -   online news ???
  Press   -   Stabroek News
  Radio   -   ABC Suriname
  Sranan  -  Language of Surinam
  STINASU   -   Foundation for Nature Conservation in Suriname
Leading and authoritive nature protection organization.
  TV   -   ATV

Cuisine  -  Surinam foods

Javanese, Creole, Chinese and Hindustani cuisine plus favorite Dutch influences are popular. Beer and rum are popular alcoholic drinks.

  Recipes from the Surinam Kitchen
Suriname is a blending of cultures; immigrants from all parts of the world settled in this country and brought with them their ethnic food customs. They also brought native seeds and after harvesting the crops, reproduced their favorite recipes. This all developed into Suriname's traditional cooking so all recipes have a typical touch, resulting in a unique cultural blending of flavors. From the wide array they have chosen a sampler of favorites from the Dutch, Indian, West African, Creole, Indonesian, Chinese, Libanese and Jewish kitchen

History Surinam

Arawak and Carib tribes lived in the region before Columbus sighted the coast in 1498. Spain officially claimed the area in 1593, but Portuguese and Spanish explorers of the time gave the area little attention. Dutch settlement began in 1616 at the mouths of several rivers between present-day Georgetown, Guyana, and Cayenne, French Guiana. Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. See for more:

  Suriname's History   -   Wikipedia
The history of Suriname dates from 3000 BCE, when Native Americans first inhabited the area. Present-day Suriname was the home to many distinct indigenous cultures. The largest tribes were the Arawaks, a nomadic coastal tribe that lived from hunting and fishing, and the Caribs...
Suriname (Major World Nations) 
Noelle Blackmer Beatty
Library Binding 94 pages (October 1997);  Publisher: Chelsea House Publications;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0791047482
  Amerindians of Suriname

Stedman's Surinam: Life in an Eighteeth-century Slave Society 
John Gabriel Stedman, Richard Price (Editor), Sally Price (Editor)
This abridgement of the Prices' acclaimed 1988 critical edition is based on Stedman's original, handwritten manuscript, which offers a portrait at considerable variance with the 1796 classic. The unexpurgated text, presented here with extensive notes and commentary, constitutes one of the richest and most evocative accounts ever written of flourishing slave society.
Paperback 432 pages (July 1992);  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0801842603
The Trouble in Suriname, 1975-93   -   Edward M. Dew
A study of events, their origins, and their consequences since the Caribbean country of Suriname located on the South American continent achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1975. The 18 years covered witnessed the crippling experience of ethnic polarization, an unexpected coup by young military officers, an experiment in Cuban- or Grenada.
Hardcover 264 pages (January 1995);  Publisher: Greenwood Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 027594834X 

Music  [ creole winti music / hindi music ]

Two Evenings in Saramaka: Afro-American Tale-telling in the Surinam Rain Forest 
Richard Price, Sally Price
Paperback 432 pages (March 1, 1991);  Publisher: University of Chicago Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0226680622

  Music of Suriname   -   kaseko music.

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