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

Top 15 Things to See and Do in Paramaribo, Suriname

Top 5 Things to Do in Galibi, Suriname

5 Things to See and Do in Brownsweg, Suriname

5 Reasons to Visit Isadou Island in Suriname

Top Things to Do in Palumeu, Suriname

Top 10 Places to Visit in Suriname

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling Around Suriname

SURINAME EPISODES

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

Episode 1: Surinam Airways Business Class Review | Paramaribo to Miami via Aruba

Episode 2: Authentic Surinamese Street Food Breakfast + Central Market Tour | Paramaribo, Suriname

Episode 3: Diverse Surinamese Food Tour Around the Capital | Paramaribo, Suriname

Episode 4: Javanese Indonesian Food You Must Try In Suriname | Paramaribo, Suriname

Episode 5: Surinamese Chinese & Indonesian Breakfast Markets Tour | Paramaribo, Suriname

Episode 6: Surinamese Guest House Tour with Yellow Foot Tortoises | Paramaribo, Suriname

PARAMARIBO TO ALBINA

Episode 7: Roadside Surinamese Indonesian Street Food + Wild Açaí | Traveling to Albina, Suriname

GALIBI

Episode 8: Amazing Surinamese Seafood + Leatherback Turtles | Galibi, Suriname

Episode 9: Surinamese Smoked Catfish + Galibi Town Tour | Galibi, Suriname

GALIBI TO STON EILAND

Episode 10: Surinamese Indian Street Food – Catfish Roe Chutney & Vada | Traveling to Stone Island, Suriname

BROWNSWEG

Episode 11: Surinamese Village Barbecue + Beer Tasting in a Supermarket | Brownsweg, Suriname

Episode 12: Fishing Piranhas for Breakfast in the Biggest Lake in Suriname | Stone Island, Suriname

BROWNSWEG TO ISADOU ISLAND

Episode 13: Eating Surinamese Indian Street Food on the Suriname River | Traveling to Isadou Island, Suriname

ISADOU ISLAND

Episode 14: Amazon Food in Suriname + Island Hotel Tour & Caimans | Isadou Island, Suriname

Episode 15: Surinamese Jungle Breakfast + Jungle Trek Along the Surinamese River | Isadou Island, Suriname

Episode 16: Surinamese River Village Tour + Shopping for a Paddle | Isadou Island, Suriname

ISADOU ISLAND TO BROWNS-MOUNTAIN

Episode 17: Insane Indian Street Food in Suriname + Traveling to BrownsMountain | Suriname

BROWNS-MOUNTAIN

Episode 18: Local Surinamese Food + Crazy Road Trip & Hike to Browns-Mountain Waterfalls | Brownsweg, Suriname

PARAMARIBO (Redux)

Episode 19: Surinamese Indian Food Will Blow Your Mind! | Paramaribo, Suriname

PARAMARIBO TO PALUMEU

Episode 20: Unreal Surinamese Breakfast in Paramaribo + Flying to Palumeu | Suriname

PALUMEU

Episode 21: Surinamese Jungle Food + Jungle Trek to the Poti Hill | Palumeu, Suriname

Episode 22: Fishing River Monsters in Suriname + Jungle Trek | Palumeu, Suriname

Episode 23: Surinamese Remote Village Tour & Trying Their Jungle Beer | Palumeu, Suriname

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

LELYDORP

Episode 26: Indonesian Street Food Tour & Craft Market Shopping | Lelydorp, Suriname

PARAMARIBO (Fourth Visit)

Episode 27: Suriname Plantation Indian Food + Pink Dolphins & Caiman Spotting | Paramaribo, Suriname

PARAMARIBO TO MIAMI

Episode 28: Surinam Airways Business Class Review | Paramaribo to Miami via Aruba

 

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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