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Just 5 km from the hustle and bustle of Paramaribo lies a serene nature reserve situated around a former coffee plantation - Peperpot Nature Park. An easily accessible walking trail leads through a jungle that thrives among the remnants of the historical buildings. Today the area has become the habitat for monkeys, birds, butterflies and lizards. There is also an abundance of tropical plants.
This lush 700-hectare nature park on the other side of the Suriname River is perfect for walking or cycling. Peperpot Park is easily accessible, just a quick cab ride from the city. You can also rent a bicycle to ride out to the park, or perhaps take the ferry or a wooden charter boat (a korjaal or dug-out canoe) to Meerzorg in the Commewijne district. You can follow the east-west connection to the road to Peperpot to reach the park’s ticket office. Along the way, don’t forget that traffic in Suriname drives on the left!
“Peperpot was one of the oldest plantations in Suriname”