If you like a little spice, Parbo might be the slice to entice. Amsterdam meets the Wild West in Paramaribo (Parbo), the most vivacious and striking capital in the Guianas. Black-and-white colonial Dutch buildings line grassy squares and spices burst from roti shops, mingling with exhaust fumes, while Maroon artists sell colorful paintings by somber Dutch forts.
The locals in Parbo are justifiably proud of their multi-ethnicity: The city has a unique blend of architecture, cultures and religions and is one of the few places in the world where mosques, Hindu temples, synagogues and Christian churches peacefully coexist. Elsewhere, towering palms offer welcome shade and mangroves hug the riverside.
In Paramaribo one finds an exotic miniature world that consists of a tropical mix of population groups, religions and cultures. Paramaribo has a vibrant city life with distinctive buildings erected in the 17th Century Dutch style, interspersed with modern hotels and office buildings. The historic inner city of Paramaribo is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Accordingly a city tour with a guide is a must. You will then discover the stunning architecture and the vibrant history of Paramaribo.