The best time to visit Paramaribo is between February and April when the weather is dry and comfortable. Avoid the rainy season which lasts from May to August.
Do I need a visa to visit Paramaribo?
It depends on your nationality. Some countries are exempt from a visa for a stay up to 90 days, while others require a visa. Check with the Surinamese embassy or consulate in your country for more information.
What is the local currency in Paramaribo?
The local currency in Paramaribo is the Surinamese Dollar (SRD), but US dollars are also widely accepted. ATMs are available throughout the city and major credit cards are accepted in many hotels and restaurants.
What are the top attractions to see in Paramaribo?
Some of the top attractions in Paramaribo include the historic inner city, the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Suriname River, and the Central Market. Don't forget to try the local cuisine and visit the botanical gardens and zoo.
What is the official language spoken in Paramaribo?
The official language in Paramaribo is Dutch, but many people also speak Sranan Tongo, a Creole language that is widely spoken throughout Suriname. English and other languages may also be spoken by locals and in tourist areas.