Keywords: Acaribo Suriname
Description: Suriname is a small country, situated on the north-east coast of South America. To the west is Guyana and to the east is French Guiana. A former Dutch colony, Suriname holds many remnants of those
Suriname is a small country, situated on the north-east coast of South America. To the west is Guyana and to the east is French Guiana. A former Dutch colony, Suriname holds many remnants of those days. Until 1499 the sole inhabitants were Amerindians. During the 16th century French, English and Dutch settlers moved in. In 1664 a large group of mainly Portuguese Jews came from Brazil and started their sugarcane plantations at Jodensavanne. In 1667 the Dutch swapped New Amsterdam, nowadays known as New York for the English territory in Suriname. In 1863 slavery was abolished, and indentured laborers were shipped in from India and Indonesia. A few other smaller groups came in from other countries, which explains the cultural diversity of this South American country. Religion (a mosque next to a synagogue), cuisine, clothing, traditions, architecture and music: the visitor will never witness a more varied display of ethnic influences.
Nature is as diverse as culture. Most of the country is covered with dense rainforest. One also sees white savanna, meandering rivers, wild rapids and an untouched ocean beach. Suriname is well known for its enormously varied bird population. Amongst other small mammals there are many monkeys. And three species of sea turtles lay their eggs on the coast of Suriname. A splendor of flowers, beautiful orchids and majestic trees will be a feast to your eyes.
People: 35 % East Indian, 32 % Afro-Surinamese (Creoles), 15 % Indonesian (Javanese), 10 % Bush Negroes (Maroons, descendants of runaway slaves), Amerindians, Chinese, Dutch and others
Language: Dutch. Most people understand and speak English. A wide variety of other languages and dialects are spoken. Sranan Tongo is the unofficial main language
Religion: 27 % Hindu, 25 % Protestant, 23 % Roman Catholic, 20 % Muslim. The Suriname Jewish Community consists of app. 200 members
Currency: The Surinamese Guilder. Credit cards: only American Express is accepted in a few places. Cash US $ is better, or Travelers Checks. Please don’t exchange your money in the street!
Climate: Tropical, very humid. Temperature 28 °C (80 °F). Short dry season: early February – late April; short rainy season: May – mid-August; long dry season: mid-August – early December; long rainy season December – January
Direct flights by air, by KLM and Surinam Airways (SLM). Tel. (800) 327-6864, based in Miami, Florida:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Miami, United States of America / Belem, Brazil / Aruba / Barbados / Cayenne, French Guiana / Georgetown, Guyana / Port of Spain, Trinidad / Curaçao
One could travel via Cayenne, French Guiana (e.g. from Paris, France), since this may be a lot cheaper.Visa (which are required for almost all nationalities) can be applied for at the nearest Surinamese Embassy or Consulate. Apply for a two-month, multiple-entry-traveler visa.
For getting there: Contact the Foundation Jodensavanne, the Suriname Tourism Foundation, Wild Coast Expeditions. See IMPORTANT ADDRESSES. You can reach Jodensavanne (and Cassipora), located along the east bank of the Suriname River. App. 60 km from Paramaribo either by car or by boat. Take food and drinks along, and whatever else you need. There are no shops in the area, except for a small bar / shop in the Amerindian village Redi Doti, app. 1 km from Jodensavanne.
Photogallery Acaribo Suriname:
Suriname VvS Paramaribo - Nw. Aurora Borequito.1 - 3 mpg - YouTube
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Fireworks in suriname - YouTube
Firework in suriname - YouTube
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Physical Map of Suriname, lighten, land only
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Satellite 3D Map of Suriname, desaturated, land only
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Political 3D Map of Suriname, darken, desaturated, land only