Welcome to the Suriname hub at David’s Been Here! Here, you will find all of my travel guides and travel episodes from my time in my 73rd country, Suriname. I visited this stunning South American nation in July of 2019 and immediately fell in love with how unique it is. It’s the smallest country in South America, and 80% of it is covered in pristine rainforest. To explore it all, I teamed up with Jenny Tours and Mets Travel & Tours for an epic, 11-day road trip that took me everywhere from lavish, modern hotels to tiny, riverside villages in the heart of the rainforest.
My journey began and ended in the capital city of Paramaribo and took me to the virgin beaches of Galibi, the isolated Jaw Jaw Village, the beautiful and eerie Brokopondo Reservoir, and much more. Along the way, I learned that Suriname is one of the world’s most diverse nations, with sizeable Amerindian, African, Dutch, Indian, Indonesian, and Chinese populations. Over the years, the different customs and culinary influences from the various ethnic groups became permanently ingrained in Surinamese culture, creating a mix you can’t find anywhere else on Earth!
Below, please find all of my Suriname travel guides and videos listed in order. I hope they inspire you to travel far off the beaten path to this gem on the northern coast of South America. This country captured my heart while I was there, and it’s a place I would love to return to with my family someday. I’m positive you’ll love Suriname as much as I did!
SURINAME TRAVEL GUIDES
Below, you will find links to every episode from my Suriname travel series. They’re listed in the order I visited them in and are organized by destination.
PARAMARIBO TO ALBINA
GALIBI TO STON EILAND
Episode 10: Surinamese Indian Street Food – Catfish Roe Chutney & Vada | Traveling to Stone Island, Suriname
BROWNSWEG TO ISADOU ISLAND
Episode 13: Eating Surinamese Indian Street Food on the Suriname River | Traveling to Isadou Island, Suriname
Episode 15: Surinamese Jungle Breakfast + Jungle Trek Along the Surinamese River | Isadou Island, Suriname
ISADOU ISLAND TO BROWNS-MOUNTAIN
Episode 18: Local Surinamese Food + Crazy Road Trip & Hike to Browns-Mountain Waterfalls | Brownsweg, Suriname
PARAMARIBO TO PALUMEU
PARAMARIBO (Third Visit)
Episode 24: Mind-Blowing Indian Thali in Suriname at Martin House of Indian Food | Paramaribo, Suriname
Episode 25: Surinamese Food Tour of the Kwatta Sunday Market – Indian & Indonesian Food | Paramaribo, Suriname
PARAMARIBO (Fourth Visit)
Episode 27: Suriname Plantation Indian Food + Pink Dolphins & Caiman Spotting | Paramaribo, Suriname
PARAMARIBO TO MIAMI
And those are all of my travel guides and episodes for Suriname! I hope they were entertaining and informative and helped you plan your trip to this underrated South American country. If you have any questions about traveling to Suriname, don’t hesitate to hit me up! Send me a message at david[at]davidsbeenhere.com or shoot me a DM on Instagram and I’ll get back to you ASAP!
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