Welcome to Suriname

Suriname, formerly known as Dutch Guiana, is a small country located on the northern coast of South America. Suriname has a land border to the east with French Guiana, to the south with Brazil and, to the west with Guyana.

Most of the population lives in the northern, cultivated, lowland coastal area. The southern part of the country consists of thick tropical rainforest and sparsely inhabited savanna.

Many people start their visit to the capital Paramaribo, a World Heritage-listed city, noted for its Dutch colonial-era architecture. Then its off to see one of their natural reserves, which take up about a third of the country, which providing tourists the opportunity to explore pristine beaches, lush tropical rainforests, roaring rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds.