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Transportation in Paramaribo



Self-drive is an accessible option in Paramaribo where reliable rental agencies are in good supply at the airport and major hotels. However, car hire is an expensive option and prices can vary dramatically across the city, so be prepared to shop around. Road quality is variable so opt for a 4x4 to be on the safe side. Vehicles drive on the left and fuel tends to be pricey.


Paramaribo's taxi drivers ply for trade along the Waterkant and cluster around the major hotels and outside the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport terminal building. Cars are unmetered so agree on the fare in advance. Most drivers speak passable English and are prepared to negotiate for day rates and tours. Tips are not expected.


Getting around on foot is the best way to see Paramaribo's major attractions, museums and galleries in the charming historic centre. A stroll along the Waterkant affords pleasant river views with plenty of shady cafés in which to enjoy a cooling drink.

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Traffic flows on the left-hand side in Paramaribo, but you might have to weave around potholes in badly maintained roads. To maintain your security, you should keep your car locked and windows closed and book a hotel with secure onsite parking.

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Transportation tips

Although few organised tours exist, don't miss out on a chance to explore Paramaribo's magnificent vine-tangled mangroves to witness giant butterflies, crocodiles, snakes and lizards in their marshy lowland habitat. Almost impenetrable except by boat, the region is well served by local fishermen who become unofficial guides when tourists come to town; simply head to the Waterkant and haggle for a decent deal.

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