2. Galibi Coppename Nature Reserve
This lovely nature reserve was established in 1969 and is situated at the mouth of the Coppename River. It’s a haven for birdwatchers, home to the endangered manatee, and attracts hundreds of turtles during laying season (April to August). STINASU, The Foundation for Nature Conservation in Suriname, organizes several tours to and through the reserve. Their aim is to promote nature conservation, research, and responsible tourism. You’ll definitely get an education from your tour guide. If you go during laying season, you’re sure to see the giant leatherback turtles who return here year after year.