Suriname – This is why ecotourism is important

Suriname has a tropical vegetation. The vegetation has great affinity with that of the neighboring Guianas and with the Amazon region. The number of plant species is about 5000. For an area of ​​this size and without high mountains, that is pretty much. Characteristic for Suriname is the coastal forest consisting of mangrove (flood forest), with mainly the Parwa.The Surinamese interior is known for its impressive rapids, where one can enjoy the running water in peace. To protect nature, many areas have been designated as nature reserves. One of the important forms of tourism is nature tourism. In Suriname, nature tourism focuses on recreation in nature reserves. In this form of tourism, river cruise, sport fishing and bird watching in particular are well expressed, with a focus on sustainability, the protection and preservation of our heritage.

Suriname has countless varieties of natural attractions such as rain forests, woodlands, mountains, beaches, rapids and rivers, as well as the unique life forms that inhabit those environments (animals, birds, insects, and plants).

There are various places you can visit deep in the forest of Suriname. But what you will notice is that every there is a lack of western society facilities, except mobile phone coverage and WIFI/internet. There is yet hardly commerce in the small village and facilities that are there are still small scale. The huge benefit of this that it keeps the rainforest, its wildlife and nature untouched.

Having a holiday without a lot of luxury in Suriname is very different from having a holiday somewhere. But what you get in return is worth much more. Everyone that has visited Suriname will have new memories for a lifetime.