iOverlander 0.0 Harbour Resort Domburg Yacht Marina with facilities opened up for Overlanders, riverside sites, swimming pool. As of Jan2015: 8.50 Euros per vehicle per night. May 2015 10.50 € per vehicle, Very nice place Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Yacht Marina with facilities opened up for Overlanders, riverside sites, swimming pool. As of Jan2015: 8.50 Euros per vehicle per night. May 2015 10.50 € per vehicle, Very nice place iOverlander Harbour Resort Domburg Campground user 510.3 Brownsberg Nature Reserve 'Stinasu' facility has campsites for motorhomes, and hammock spaces. Visiting monkeys and toucans in the campsite, and there are numerous hikes. Steep dirt road up, not advisable when wet as it gets very slippery. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No 'Stinasu' facility has campsites for motorhomes, and hammock spaces. Visiting monkeys and toucans in the campsite, and there are numerous hikes. Steep dirt road up, not advisable when wet as it gets very slippery. iOverlander Brownsberg Nature Reserve Campground user 0.0 Canawaima, Suriname Entering Suriname from Guyana - Visas are not issued at the border. Apply for a visa at the Surinamese Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana 171 Peter Rose & Crown Streets, Queenstown Georgetown, Guyana Arrive at embassy before 11:00 AM (cut-off) and complete visa application. Bring a passport type photograph. Be prepared to pay as much as $100 (USD) for a visa. Lower visa fees *may* be available, I don't recall and I was using an Irish passport. I rememfber paying $45.00. Only US dollars are accepted as payment. Return after lunch (check for exact timing) and have a brief interview. Visa is a full page sticker, applied to your passport. Open: Yes Entering Suriname from Guyana - Visas are not issued at the border. Apply for a visa at the Surinamese Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana 171 Peter Rose & Crown Streets, Queenstown Georgetown, Guyana Arrive at embassy before 11:00 AM (cut-off) and complete visa application. Bring a passport type photograph. Be prepared to pay as much as $100 (USD) for a visa. Lower visa fees *may* be available, I don't recall and I was using an Irish passport. I rememfber paying $45.00. Only US dollars are accepted as payment. Return after lunch (check for exact timing) and have a brief interview. Visa is a full page sticker, applied to your passport. iOverlander Canawaima, Suriname Toll Booth user -26.0 Route des Plages RD1 outside Remire-Montjoly Nice and sandy beach with lots of trees. Quiet at night but busy on weekends. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Nice and sandy beach with lots of trees. Quiet at night but busy on weekends. iOverlander Route des Plages RD1 outside Remire-Montjoly Contact, Pirate user 0.6 Extension Visa / Police Get your one month visa extended with another month. Open daily till 14:00. You normally can wait to process your passport. Notice the dress code. Open: Yes Get your one month visa extended with another month. Open daily till 14:00. You normally can wait to process your passport. Notice the dress code. iOverlander Extension Visa / Police Toll Booth user -11.5 Douane Recherche / Customs To try and get your one month temporary car import papers extended, talk to Mr. Verweij. Note, first get your passport visa extended. Open: Yes To try and get your one month temporary car import papers extended, talk to Mr. Verweij. Note, first get your passport visa extended. iOverlander Douane Recherche / Customs Toll Booth user 15.9 Great Mechanic - Giovanni Knowledgable no nonsense mechanic who does great work, makes sure everything that leaves his shop leaves the customer happy. Well informed to source parts and a lot of experience in finding solutions to a variety of problems for all variety of vehicles. Very thorough and helpful and a good person to speak to if unsure of underlying issues. Very hard to come by a reliable mechanic like this on the continent. The kind of person who will be as interested in finding the best solution as much as you are. Open: Yes Knowledgable no nonsense mechanic who does great work, makes sure everything that leaves his shop leaves the customer happy. Well informed to source parts and a lot of experience in finding solutions to a variety of problems for all variety of vehicles. Very thorough and helpful and a good person to speak to if unsure of underlying issues. Very hard to come by a reliable mechanic like this on the continent. The kind of person who will be as interested in finding the best solution as much as you are. iOverlander Great Mechanic - Giovanni Car Repair user 23.0 ATM Next To Hospital MasterCard or Maestro accepted. Open: Yes MasterCard or Maestro accepted. iOverlander ATM Next To Hospital Dog Unknown user 25.0 GO2 Fuel Both diesel an unleaded available. Cash only. Open: Yes Both diesel an unleaded available. Cash only. iOverlander GO2 Fuel Gas Station user -3.0 Martin's House of Indian Food EXCELLENT food, value and service. Great spice and flavor. Extensive menu (in Dutch, French and English) with vegetarian mains running SR20 and mains with meat priced around SR50. (The owner speaks both Dutch and English.) Situated in a quiet neighborhood with off-street parking to fit all rigs. There is no 'Martin's' sign visible from the road, but the outdoor seating area is visible. Wifi is available for customers. Unless you're keen for Chinese, this is one of the only restaurants open on Sunday. Highly recommend. Open: Yes EXCELLENT food, value and service. Great spice and flavor. Extensive menu (in Dutch, French and English) with vegetarian mains running SR20 and mains with meat priced around SR50. (The owner speaks both Dutch and English.) Situated in a quiet neighborhood with off-street parking to fit all rigs. There is no 'Martin's' sign visible from the road, but the outdoor seating area is visible. Wifi is available for customers. Unless you're keen for Chinese, this is one of the only restaurants open on Sunday. Highly recommend. iOverlander Martin's House of Indian Food Restaurant user 36.0 Downtown Oasis Guesthouse Truly a fitting name - this place IS an Oasis. We checked out 4 other properties in Paramaribo and this one is the best. It is family owned and all of the staff they have onsite are welcoming, professional and helpful. The rooms are CLEAN, modern and beautifully furnished with desks, flat screen TVs, armoires, mini-fridges and SUPER comfortable beds. Hot and cold water and air conditioning add to the level of comfort. There is a common living room, well-outfitted and spacious kitchen. Outdoors, there is an above ground pool and a covered patio with tables, chairs and hammocks. The laundry machine is huge and costs €3. We paid €37,50 per night for the nicest room we have stayed in in all of South America. There is a €10 fee for the first night, but if you stay 3 or more nights, you get it back. Parking is gated/secure and spacious. They are also happy to help you organize tours. If you have truck you can also stay in your vehicle for €20,- and use all facilities. They are also open to pets, but you need to discuss this in advance. If you want to make a reservation: info@downtownoasis.sr or call: +597 52 14 81 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: Yes Parking: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Truly a fitting name - this place IS an Oasis. We checked out 4 other properties in Paramaribo and this one is the best. It is family owned and all of the staff they have onsite are welcoming, professional and helpful. The rooms are CLEAN, modern and beautifully furnished with desks, flat screen TVs, armoires, mini-fridges and SUPER comfortable beds. Hot and cold water and air conditioning add to the level of comfort. There is a common living room, well-outfitted and spacious kitchen. Outdoors, there is an above ground pool and a covered patio with tables, chairs and hammocks. The laundry machine is huge and costs €3. We paid €37,50 per night for the nicest room we have stayed in in all of South America. There is a €10 fee for the first night, but if you stay 3 or more nights, you get it back. Parking is gated/secure and spacious. They are also happy to help you organize tours. If you have truck you can also stay in your vehicle for €20,- and use all facilities. They are also open to pets, but you need to discuss this in advance. If you want to make a reservation: info@downtownoasis.sr or call: +597 52 14 81 iOverlander Downtown Oasis Guesthouse Lodging user -24.0 colacreek Parking of entry 15 dollars surinamese wifi guard, inside the site paying, swimming, telephone cabin etc parking de l'entree 15 dollars surinamais gardien wifi ,a l'interieur du site payant,baignade,telephone cabine etc Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Pet Friendly: Yes Parking of entry 15 dollars surinamese wifi guard, inside the site paying, swimming, telephone cabin etc parking de l'entree 15 dollars surinamais gardien wifi ,a l'interieur du site payant,baignade,telephone cabine etc iOverlander colacreek Parking Area user 60.0 Pikin Slee - Pasensi Resort with a two bedroom house and four simple cottages at a beautiful bend of the Suriname River at the outskirts of Piking Slee. Village walks and jungle tours are organized by Pasensi. Full board EUR 30 per person per night. Nice, helpful manager. Piking Slee can only be reached by boat, 3 to 4 hours from Ayuni, the last place on the road from Paramaribo. We did not like leaving our car unattended there (although many locals do), but found an acceptable private place in Pokigron. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Resort with a two bedroom house and four simple cottages at a beautiful bend of the Suriname River at the outskirts of Piking Slee. Village walks and jungle tours are organized by Pasensi. Full board EUR 30 per person per night. Nice, helpful manager. Piking Slee can only be reached by boat, 3 to 4 hours from Ayuni, the last place on the road from Paramaribo. We did not like leaving our car unattended there (although many locals do), but found an acceptable private place in Pokigron. iOverlander Pikin Slee - Pasensi Lodging user 82.5 Boto Pasi - Jungle Hotel Boto Pasi Very well built and maintained hotel consisting of rooms and cottages run by Corry and Haidy, a Dutch/Surinam couple, overlooking the Surinam River. Electricity for charging all day, generator in the evening. Wifi is normally available, but was not operational during our visit. The village Boto Pasi is at the other side of the river. The hotel organizes trips to nearby villages and into the jungle. Boto Pasi can only be reached by boat (3-4 hours from Ayuni) or by airplane. Full board EUR 40 per person. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Very well built and maintained hotel consisting of rooms and cottages run by Corry and Haidy, a Dutch/Surinam couple, overlooking the Surinam River. Electricity for charging all day, generator in the evening. Wifi is normally available, but was not operational during our visit. The village Boto Pasi is at the other side of the river. The hotel organizes trips to nearby villages and into the jungle. Boto Pasi can only be reached by boat (3-4 hours from Ayuni) or by airplane. Full board EUR 40 per person. iOverlander Boto Pasi - Jungle Hotel Boto Pasi Lodging user 0.0 GODO Sells insurance for short periods. We got a one month liability insurance for about EUR 15. The whole process took about 30 min. Coverage is EUR 6000. Another insurance agent (Parasco agent) can be found across the road. Open: Yes Sells insurance for short periods. We got a one month liability insurance for about EUR 15. The whole process took about 30 min. Coverage is EUR 6000. Another insurance agent (Parasco agent) can be found across the road. iOverlander GODO Diamond, Red user 0.0 Immigration and Customs Albina Immigration straightforward with a Tourist Card. You need to leave your vehicle within the customs premises and walk a few hundred meters into Albina to buy an insurance. Customs officers wil give directions. After you have the insurance getting the TIP was straightforward. 10 min. for the total customs/immigration process. We got 1 month for the vehicle and ourselves. Open: Yes Immigration straightforward with a Tourist Card. You need to leave your vehicle within the customs premises and walk a few hundred meters into Albina to buy an insurance. Customs officers wil give directions. After you have the insurance getting the TIP was straightforward. 10 min. for the total customs/immigration process. We got 1 month for the vehicle and ourselves. iOverlander Immigration and Customs Albina Toll Booth user 0.0 Raghoe Raghou is a retired mechanic who did our regular service professionally at a very good price. We had no major special issues, so we don't know how he handles those. There is no sign; he lives in the one but last house on the right side of a one way street, with usually many cards outside. Open: Yes Raghou is a retired mechanic who did our regular service professionally at a very good price. We had no major special issues, so we don't know how he handles those. There is no sign; he lives in the one but last house on the right side of a one way street, with usually many cards outside. iOverlander Raghoe Car Repair user 0.0 Ingas Facility for filling cylinders with different gases. Gravity fills propane cylinders and has a range of adapters. They filled our South African cylinders without needing our adaptors. We could collect the cylinder 4 hours after we handed it in. We paid about € 0.60 per kg. Open: Yes Facility for filling cylinders with different gases. Gravity fills propane cylinders and has a range of adapters. They filled our South African cylinders without needing our adaptors. We could collect the cylinder 4 hours after we handed it in. We paid about € 0.60 per kg. iOverlander Ingas Gas Station user 25.5 Zanderij - Jungle Camping Palulu Beautiful campground in the jungle on 34 ha own property. Place for two daytime groups plus two overnight groups and some campers. Advance booking compulsory! Run by a Dutch/Surinam couple. The creek running through the property, the Cola Kreek, is safe for swimming. Water is pumped from the creek, drinking water available at the reception. Wifi at the reception. The reception is a few hundred meters from the camping place for individual travelers. Mains power (110V) at the reception only. Trail through the jungle to nearby Berlijn. Meals to be preordered. SRD 60 (2 adults, camper). Tel: +597 853 8676, +597 864 5223. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Beautiful campground in the jungle on 34 ha own property. Place for two daytime groups plus two overnight groups and some campers. Advance booking compulsory! Run by a Dutch/Surinam couple. The creek running through the property, the Cola Kreek, is safe for swimming. Water is pumped from the creek, drinking water available at the reception. Wifi at the reception. The reception is a few hundred meters from the camping place for individual travelers. Mains power (110V) at the reception only. Trail through the jungle to nearby Berlijn. Meals to be preordered. SRD 60 (2 adults, camper). Tel: +597 853 8676, +597 864 5223. iOverlander Zanderij - Jungle Camping Palulu Campground user -10.0 Canawaima - Canawaima Ferry Service We were allowed to put the car facing the entry fence to the ferry and Surinam immigration (first in line). Restrooms, shower and 110V available. Quiet. Free. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes We were allowed to put the car facing the entry fence to the ferry and Surinam immigration (first in line). Restrooms, shower and 110V available. Quiet. Free. iOverlander Canawaima - Canawaima Ferry Service Parking Area user 0.0 Parasco One month insurance for Guyana USD 16. Open: Yes One month insurance for Guyana USD 16. iOverlander Parasco Diamond, Red user 1.3 Bigi Pan - Stephany Eco Lodge Resort in the middle of Lake Bigi Pan. Full board trips from Nickerie for 24 or 48 hours include transport, boat trips, meals, (non-alcoholic) drinks and accommodation. Not cheap: €85 per person for 24 hours, €150 for 48 hours. It is a superb place for birding. I don't think we saw more birds together anywhere, including lots of red ibises. Possibility to charge electronics, otherwise no electricity. Parking next to the landing out of sight of the main road, but not guarded or fenced. Safe according to locals. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: No Resort in the middle of Lake Bigi Pan. Full board trips from Nickerie for 24 or 48 hours include transport, boat trips, meals, (non-alcoholic) drinks and accommodation. Not cheap: €85 per person for 24 hours, €150 for 48 hours. It is a superb place for birding. I don't think we saw more birds together anywhere, including lots of red ibises. Possibility to charge electronics, otherwise no electricity. Parking next to the landing out of sight of the main road, but not guarded or fenced. Safe according to locals. iOverlander Bigi Pan - Stephany Eco Lodge Lodging user