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Suriname Beaches

Previously a Dutch colony, Suriname is the container of a host of historic relics from the colonial period under the Dutch, a natural abundance made up of waterfalls, rivers, forests and a diverse wildlife.
Among all the other aspects of Suriname that attract travelers from different places, Suriname beaches form an interesting and enchanting adventure destination.

Suriname beaches are famous for they provide nesting sites for different turtle species which reside and breed there. The most important and popular beach is the Galibi Turtle beach. The beaches in Suriname where turtles nest is protected by the Galibi Natural Reserve. These Suriname beaches are located at the point where the Marowijne river meets the Atlantic ocean. This area lies at Suriname-French Guiana border. Galibi has a number of sandy beaches of Suriname and it is one of the few breeding grounds of the Olive Ridley turtle in the western hemisphere.

This Suriname beach has a hinterland comprising swamp, lagoon, sand ridge and a mangrove vegetation. The region is the home of large number of migratory birds. During a visit to Suriname the coast of Galibi should not be missed. Beaches of Suriname have gained international popularity as the habitat for 3 marine turtle species,the Leatherback, the Green turtle and the Olive Ridley. The beaches in Suriname along the Marowijne river estuary, in and around the Galibi Nature Reserve, and those between the Marowijne and the Suriname rivers facing the Atlantic ocean are the most important Suriname beaches which form the home of the different turtle species.

For adventurers as well as nature lovers the beaches of Suriname are an exciting attraction. They not only provide a splendid landscape of the ocean but will also introduce the travelers to numerous sea turtles comfortably nestled in the sandy beaches. With such diverse nature and natural beauty Suriname still remains largely unexplored.

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