Most of Suriname is covered in pristine rainforest, and even in Paramaribo there is plenty of exotic greenery to enjoy. In the centre of the historic downtown just above Fort Zeelandia lies the charming Palm Garden. Planted in the colonial era, this park is perfect for a refreshing stroll and you can also enjoy a drink at the foot of these royal palm trees.
Those who wish to escape the busy traffic of Paramaribo can seek refuge in the scenic peacefulness of the Palm Garden. Over 300 years old, these palm trees have been planted close together; admire the striking long rows of trees with narrow tall trunks that can reach a height of up to 25 metres. Tropical birds flutter among the palm leaves and a number of Capuchin monkeys make these trees their home. The park is also a lively leisure destination: in the afternoon Surinamese bands perform outside and on holidays the park is packed with market stalls.