If you’ve never considered a vacation to Suriname, you’re probably not alone. Considering that the top Google search related to the nation is “Where is Suriname?”, if you thought Suriname was in Asia, you’re not alone there, either. In fact, the lush, tropical nation is nestled on the northern coast of South America. Formerly a Dutch colony, Suriname has developed a culture that’s utterly unique to the continent surrounding it. If you’ve visited Brazil, Argentina, or Uruguay, there’s still more beauty to be found in South America. Check out Suriname; it can and will surprise you. Here are some reasons why.
1. Leave Your Religious Critiques at the Door
Let’s kick things off with some tips for peaceful visitation. First and foremost, the people of Suriname enjoy a healthy, diverse spiritual life. The country is home not only to several beautiful religious temples (more on that in a bit), but those temples are massive and actively visited by the locals. So, just be cool and keep any religious reservations you might have to yourself.