Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America, known for its tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture.
Even though it’s the smallest country in South America, there’s so much to see and do here. It’s a lively country with a bustling capital city, Paramaribo, and dense jungle where indigenous tribes still live.
To make sure you have some great photos to share for a Suriname Instagram snap, these are our top picks of the most Instagrammable places in the country.
Paramaribo is a former Dutch colonial town from the 17th and 18th centuries with picturesque wooden buildings on the main streets.
The inner city is a historical UNESCO site, and friendly locals will help you find your way around this multi-cultural hotspot.
2. Commewijne River
Want to have the opportunity to spot some pink bellied dolphins? Head out to Commewijne River, where old coffee, cacao and sugar cane plantations line the river banks.
A lovely way to spend an afternoon, floating down in paradise.
3. Galibi Nature Reserve
This scenic nature reserve protects the sea turtles that use the beaches of Galibi as their breeding ground. You have to take a boat to visit the reserve and see the turtles.
The Sea Turtle season is from February through August, so keep that in mind when planning your trip.
4. Fort Zeelandia
Fort Zeelandia is a star-shaped stone fortress in Paramaribo that was built in the 18th-century.
Although it’s now in ruins, the fort is a cool place to explore and pose for some fun Suriname Instagram photos.
5. St.Peter & Paul Cathedral
This beautifully restored wooden church was named a Minor Basilica by Pope Francis in 2014.
Step inside and look up to admire the details of the wooden roof.
6. Mount Kasikasima
Hike Mount Kasikasima for a trek to the top of an impressive and mysterious mountain that has panoramic views of the jungle.
The mountain is 718 metres high and take about 7 hours to climb. Once you reach the top you’ll feel on top of the world – literally.
7. Brokopondo Reservoir
The Brokopondo Reservoir is an artificial lake where sunken trees still stick up out of the water. There’s many islands on the reservoir which have cute resorts you can stay in.
You can also enjoy canoeing, fishing and jungle hiking in the area. It’s a popular day trip for tourists and is well worth a visit. Just look how blue that water is! Bliss.