Paramaribo, Suriname: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

This article contains affiliate links to Amazon and other vendors. We may earn commission from purchases made through these links.

Traveling to Paramaribo, Suriname? If you're planning to go to Paramaribo, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

Contents

About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Paramaribo, Suriname

Based on the climate and weather in Paramaribo, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Paramaribo, Suriname

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Paramaribo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Paramaribo, Suriname by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

February

February can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

March

March can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

April

April in Paramaribo can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May in this region is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

June

June for Paramaribo can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

July

July in Paramaribo is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

August

August in Paramaribo is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

September

If you vacation in Paramaribo during September, you are likely to see that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

October

October in Paramaribo is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

November

November is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

December

If you go to Paramaribo in December, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Activities for Paramaribo, Suriname

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Paramaribo.

If you are going to go to the beautiful St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to ''Palmentuin'' (Palm Gardens), you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you go to the Numismatic Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Onafhankelijkheidsplein (Independence Square) and Presidential Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

Check out our guides for these other locations: Levice, Slovakia, Kukup, Malaysia, Sandown and Shanklin, England, United Kingdom, Misty Fiords National Monument, British Columbia, United States of America, Bega, New South Wales, Australia, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, United States of America, Arrow Rock, Missouri, United States of America, Danachi, Azerbaijan, Sztutowo, Poland, Łęknica, Poland, and Martin, Slovakia.