Paramaribo, capital of Suriname (Dutch Guiana), is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has fine examples of historic Dutch colonial wooden architecture. Other cultural influences include Hindustani, Javanese, Creole, Amerindian and Maroon, all reflected in the wide variety of food. The interior is sparsely populated and largely untouched -visits to some Amerindian reserves are possible.
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City hotel - Paramaribo riverfrontA charming, colonial-fronted hotel with new rooms in a separate block behind the original building. The hotel has a restaurant, internet and small sitting area. In a great position for exploring the old quarters of the city and within easy reach of the bars and restaurants. Staff are friendly.
City hotel - Downtown ParamariboA modern international style hotel with restaurant, breakfast room, outside pool and terrace. Close to the downtown shopping area.
Beach hotel - 3 hours drive east of ParamariboAn estuarine island at the mouth of the Marowijne River, near the border of French Guiana. The lodge works with Amerindian communities promoting tourism and protecting the unique sandy beaches that various species of sea turtles nest in. The lodge itself is basic but clean.
City hotel - Downtown ParamariboA small, funky hotel with a downstairs bar and elegant breakfast area.