Suriname Holidays & Accommodation
In its colonial era Suriname was known as Dutch Guiana and its main language remains Dutch. These countries are a bit off the beaten track for people looking for a South American holiday and although there are some beach regions, the main attraction to visit is to explore the native rainforest.
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The northern border of Suriname is known for its savannahs, but much of the country is made up of tropical rainforest. There are some spectacular waterfalls that you can engage a guide to take you to, like Raleigh Falls and Wonotobo Falls. The rainforest of the interior is largely pristine and untouched. There you will find national parks that include the Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Galibi Nature Reserve, and the Brownsberg Nature Park.
Suriname's capital city of Paramaribo has a Dutch colonial past. Visitors can see the impressive Dutch Presidential Palace, and some of the best examples in South America of Hindu Temples, Mosques, and Synagogues. In fact, Suriname is one of the few places in the world where you will find a mosque and a synagogue beside each other and sharing a parking lot when their religious events coincide.
South of Paramaribo is Joden Savanne, where the ruins of the first Jewish synagogue built in the Western Hemisphere can be found.