Lush jungles teem with wildlife; diverse cultures next to each other in the sultry heat.
With a buzzing capital full of Dutch colonial architecture and a wild interior riddled with rivers, waterfalls and wildlife, exotic Suriname is an adventure traveler's dream. Its extraordinary ethnic diversity makes for phenomenal, spicy cuisine and friendly, open-minded people.
It's not always easy to get around this river-heavy, forest-dense country, and the mix of languages can make it hard to communicate. But, with a little perseverance, travelers will be richly rewarded as they stroll the streets of gorgeous Paramaribo or watch giant turtles emerge from the sea.