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About Suriname (SR)


The former Dutch colony of Suriname (SR) is situated on the northeast coast of South America, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana. With the majority of its small population residing it its only true city, the southeastern capital of Paramaribo, and a third of the country set aside for Amazonian national parks and reserves, Suriname is home to some of the oldest and most pristine biodiversity on the planet.

Although it’s not among the most popular destinations for tourism on the continent, Suriname is a rising star on the ecotourism circuit, and an emerging force on the South American beach resort scene. As the numbers of international visitors increase, so to shall opportunities is experience large parts of Surinamese rainforest and jungle that were previously off-limits to all but the indigenous tribes who live there. Within in the context of discovery, travelers must be increasingly mindful of leaving the country in the same condition in which they found it.

  Getting around

Getting around the developed urban areas as well as the remote forest regions is much more efficient and cost-effective for visitors who rent a car in Suriname. The slight network of roads in the northern quarter of the country consists of precisely one highway (East-West Verdbending), and a couple of two-lane routes branching off at strategically planned junctures.

The southern extent of paved surface roads reaches the village of Pokigron on the far edge of Lake Brokopondo, the largest body of freshwater in the country. Otherwise, driving has a distinctive east-west orientation. The capital of Paramaribo is exceedingly ease to navigate, but once you leave the city, you’re pretty much on your own. As to be expected with traveling in a largely undeveloped country, roads are of wildly variable quality, and help — should you need it — is a long way off.

A healthy amount of preparation will make your driving experience a generally manageable affair.

  Choosing your car

Cheap car rentals in Suriname are available from Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, and Europcar. Choose from economy 3-door hatchbacks, compact, intermediate, and fullsize 4-door sedans, SUVs, and 7-12 seater minivans.

  Tips and advice for renting a car in Suriname

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You’ll be required to inform customs officials where you’ll be staying for the duration of your visit to Suriname, and you’re required to visit the Foreigner’s Registration Office in the village of Nieuwe Haven within seven days after arrival.

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Travel to French Guiana is possible via car ferry but you must have authorization from the Suriname car rental provider.

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Your car hire company may or may not allow their cars in remote areas. You’ll be advised of restrictions at the time of rental.

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Rent an SUV  or 4x4 in Suriname.

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Dutch is the official language, Sranang Tongo (an English creole language) is the most widely spoken language, and English is primarily used in tourist destinations.

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Nighttime and solo travel is not recommended in Suriname, especially outside of Paramaribo.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car in Suriname

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1. What is the best time of year to book a rental car in Suriname?

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2. Is it possible for one way rentals in Suriname?

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3. Should I rent a round trip or one-way rental in Suriname?

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4. Which location should I rent my car from in Suriname?

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5. Do I pay more fees and taxes for renting a car at the airport in Suriname?

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6. What insurance do I require for driving a rental car in Suriname?

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7. What is the best way to save money on rental car insurance in Suriname?

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8. Should I prepay my rental car booking in Suriname?

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9. What are the largest numbers of vehicle seats available for a rental car in Suriname?

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10. What types of sports and special cars are available in Suriname?

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11. Can I take my rental car across borders in Suriname?

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12. How do I inform the rental company I will be crossing a border from the Suriname?