Exploring The Untouched Lelydorp Town
The second largest city in Suriname, Lelydorp is a rising star of tourism in the South American country. Small, yet full of lots of natural wonder,the resort and town will make your trip here more than worthwhile. Here are our recommendations for things to do in Lelydorp to make the most of the stunning weather.
A hidden gem with much more on offer than it first seems, you’ll definitely want to add it to your Suriname itinerary.
The Lelydorp Weather Makes It A Tropical Paradise
Like the rest of Suriname, the Lelydorp weather is hot all year around. However, we recommend visiting during the summer to avoid the wet seasons.
The temperature rarely drops below 22 degrees Celsius, but also doesn’t go above 35, so it’s the perfect tropical heat. If you want to make the most of the weather, go between July to November and then December to April.
Less than 20 miles from the capital, Paramaribo, Lelydorp, Suriname is the perfect day trip!
Explore Lelydorp Town
Whilst there are plenty of things to do in Lelydorp, the town is well worth wandering around and exploring.
Home to lots of authentic markets, you can converse with the locals and pick up a souvenir to remember your trip to Lelydorp. There are also lots of shops for you to peruse and to immerse yourself in the culture, even if you don’t purchase anything.
Importantly, there is a selection of restaurants serving a wide range of mouthwatering Suriname delicacies such as Pom, Bati or Pasteitjes. Enjoy the cuisine whilst people-watching, taking in the beauty of Lelydorp town.
The Ultimate Guide For Things To Do In Lelydorp
Whether you’re visiting with your family or a couple’s retreat, take a look at all the things to do in Lelydorp.
Take A Trip On the Wild Side And Lelydorp Zoo
Though it’s not the biggest zoo, it’s a great few hours spent seeing some fantastic wildlife on offer in Suriname.
Exotic birds echo around the area, whilst bigger animals such as jaguars and monkeys are always fan favourites! Plus, there is a little shop at the end to pick up a trinket to remember your day.
Suriname has a long and interesting history, so why not take it all in at the Mariënburg Musuem? Specifically, this museum explores the sugar plantations during the country's colonial period. Hear the stories of those who worked in the fields, as well as the steps taken to make Suriname the country it is today.
After a day wandering around Lelydorp town, getting close to the wildlife and trying some delicious Suriname cuisine, it’s time to relax on the beach.
Lelydorp’s Braamspunt Beach is spectacular, with golden sands and warm turquoise waters. Take a book or a game under the shade of a palm tree or enjoy swimming in the tropical waters.
Neotropical Butterly Park
If you haven’t had enough of the wildlife on offer in Lelydorp, Suriname, then one of the biggest attractions is the Neotropical Butterfly Park.
Whilst the spectacle of hundreds, if not thousands of butterflies is appealing enough, they also offer handpainted landscapes of Suriname and an insect museum to learn all about creepy crawlies.
What’s even more exciting is that the farm also has snakes and turtles for you to view as well!
Fun for all of the family not only will this excursion be educational, but also something a little more relaxing for everybody to enjoy.
Abrightly coloured day out, visiting the Neotropical Butterfly Park is sure to create some fantastic memories.
Though Lelydorp town is small, there is still lots on offer for a great day out. Tourism is on the rise here, so make sure you get your trip in whilst it’s still a hidden gem of Suriname.
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