Category: Eco & Adventure

Sunrise at the ever-popular Maracas beach. Photo by Chris Anderson

Beach and river days in Trinidad

Beach bummin’ While Tobago’s beaches are calm, Trinidad’s waters tend to be a little more eventful, shall we say, with bigger, more powerful waves and rugged cliffs or dramatic mountain backdrops. There’s the world-famous Maracas Beach, which is undergoing a facelift, but still the spot for fried bake and shark (although the sharks are now

Waterfall. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad hiking and outdoor adventures

Your 2018 Trinidad hiking & eco adventure guide Like bats out of hell: Tamana Caves The Tamana Bat Caves in the Central Range are home to an estimated 1.5 million bats. Yes. One for every Trini, with extras. Mt Tamana itself (313m/1,009ft) was revered as a sacred mountain to a tribe called Guarahoons from South

A giant leatherback turtle heaves her bulk out of the water to nest. Photo courtesy the TDC

Turtle-watching in Trinidad

Trinidad is one of only a few places in the Caribbean where the giant leatherback female practises her timeless “family tradition” of returning to the place where she was born to lay her eggs. The sight of these huge creatures swimming in the rough waves of the Atlantic and then making their way up on

Blue and yellow macaws were successfully re-introduced to Trinidad in the early 2000s after being extirpated by habitat loss and the pet trade. Photo by Chris Anderson

A birder’s guide to Trinidad

The island is blessed with nearly 500 recorded species — among the top 10 countries in the world for number of species per square mile. Peak birding season is November–May, but there’s lots to see year-round. Ornithologists flock here because of the diversity and accessibility to the birds. You can stay on the road and easily record 60 species on a single outing. Here’s where you’ll want to head.

The Temple in the Sea at Waterloo at sunset. Photo by Nyla Singh

Trinidad sightseeing: our picks for 2017

Our favourite sightseeing and eco escapes for 2017 With four distinct coasts (plus offshore islands), this is an island with range. Tour operators offer full-day, half-day and customised tours. For eco adventures, book a registered tour operator or guide (see gotrinidadandtobago.com and visittobago.gov.tt). For easy day trips and sightseeing — and if you feel confident

The long crescent bay at Las Cuevas, Trinidad's Blue Flag Beach, and our favourite for 2017. Courtesy the Tourism Development Company

Our favourite Trinidad beaches for 2017

You may not come to Trinidad for the beaches… You’d probably go to Tobago for a beach break! But you still have several fantastic options in Trinidad, especially if you also enjoy things like turtle-watching or hiking or kayaking… Read on for more! And for even more on Trinidad’s beaches, click here, and here! Our

Blue Basin Gorge. Photo by Chris Anderson

For eco lovers: what to see and experience in Trinidad for 2017

Trinidad eco escapes and adventures Nowhere else in the Caribbean is like Trinidad. That’s not hyperbole — the island’s unique environment combines a South American continental legacy with Caribbean island features. (Click here for an in depth look at Trinidad’s natural history.) Tropical rainforest cloaks the north, central, and southern mountain ranges, from which waterfalls

Goat Island and Little Tobago Island. Courtesy the TDC.

Trinidad & Tobago: the Lay of Both Lands

The Geography (human & physical) of Trinidad & Tobago in a Nutshell Trinidad South American links Trinidad is the southernmost Caribbean island: just seven miles from Venezuela at its closest point. Geologically, the island is not Caribbean at all – it is essentially a fragment of Venezuela set free. The South American neighbour cradles Trinidad: