Paramaribo, which is the national capital, is situated 75 miles (121 kilometers) north of Brokopondo.
To really understand the Suriname lifestyle it's a good idea to make a vist to the Brokopondo's surrounding area.
Experience a little local culture with a little sunshine and fresh air at the region's gardens, open-air exhibits and open-air markets. An effective way to better understand an area is by knowing about its past. Make the time to visit the old towns while you are here.
If you're not the kind of traveler to take holidays merely to relax by the pool all day, the Brokopondo area offers a number of outdoor-adventure pursuits such as hiking and mountain biking. When the weather is fine, head to the region's gorgeous waterways for a few hours of fishing or canoeing.
For many, the attraction of world travel is discovering new flavors. So don't miss the chance to visit the region's restaurants. Rice and also plantains are popular ingredients here. Pom (chicken) and pastei (creole style chicken pot pie) are some popular local specialties worth trying. To complete your local experience, be sure to order bakbana (fried plantain with peanut sauce). No matter what time of day, unwind by ordering a refreshing local mauby (made from bark).
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend what's left of your Surinamese dollars on last-minute keepsakes and say Dag to the new friends you've made and the great places you've seen.