Category: Eco & Adventure

Paria Bay on the northeast coast. Photographer: CafeMoka

Hiking in Trinidad: a Young Hiker’s View

Keeshan Ramkissoon is a 22 year-old civil engineering student at the University of the West Indies. In 2012 he was awarded the President’s Medal, in recognition of his contribution to scouting. He is an avid hiker with the instincts of a natural outdoorsman. When you say someone “cuts a new path” it’s usually a cliché

Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Photograph by Robert Ramkissoon

From Tiny Birds to Giant Turtles: a Trinidad Eco-Adventure Guide

Trinidad is known to wildlife experts and enthusiasts for the sheer mind-boggling number of animal species and habitats crowded together on one small island just 50 miles long by 37 miles wide. Having once been part of South America, Trinidad has evolved both continental and island life forms: 108 native mammals (57 of which are

Turure Falls at Cumaca in the Northern Range. Photographer: Edison Boodoosingh

Hiking in Trinidad: Four for Your Bucket List

Of all the out-doorsy things you can do in Trinidad, hiking is one of the best. Much like the country, hikes can accommodate almost everyone, from the gentle soul who’s looking for equally gentle terrain to the most intrepid, bring-it-on types.

A Caroni Swamp boat tour at dusk. Photographer: Stephen Broadbridge

Stephen Broadbridge on Trinidad’s Best Eco Adventures

Stephen Broadbridge of Caribbean Discovery Tours tells us his favourite eco adventures: “Trinidad has such a concentrated wealth of South American and Caribbean flora and fauna. I can show people numerous ecosystems in a single day; for accessibility and convenience that’s unbeatable. The biodiversity is unparalleled in the Caribbean: there are 108 mammals, 620 butterfly species and 470+ bird species.”

A tufted coquette (Trinidad & Tobago). Photo: Faraaz Abdool

Trinidad: A Land of Biodiversity

Andean origins give the island of just 1,700 square miles awesome biodiversity. With hundreds of bird and butterfly species, countless hiking and biking paths up mountain trails leading to caves and secluded waterfalls with cooling plunge pools, Trinidad is an eco-lover’s paradise. The island offers natural wonders to explore and experience that are unparalleled anywhere else in the Caribbean.

Trinidad & Tobago Soca Warriors captain and star striker Kenwynne Jones

Trinidad’s Land & Water Sports

Trinidad has a healthy appetite for sport. National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) govern various sports and manage the development of athletes. As a result, the country has been well represented on the international stage in track and field, football, cricket, hockey, boxing, martial arts, swimming, motor sports and shooting. The sports calendar is packed, with tournaments and meets throughout the year. While sports tourism is not yet fully developed, many events do include foreign competitors.

A capuchin monkey stays alert in the Bush Bush Sanctuary near Nariva. Photographer: Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad’s Natural History

Trinidad’s Rich & Rewarding Ecological World Mountains covered with tropical rain forest; mangrove swamps and savannahs; rivers, waterfalls and jungle-green seashores — these are just part of our unique Caribbean/South American legacy. We may be separated by just a few miles of sea, but not long ago — a few seconds of geological time —

The Caroni Swamp in Central Trinidad. Photographer: CafeMoka

Trinidad & Tobago Sightseeing Tours

Discover talks to T&T Sightseeing Tours’ visionary founder Charles Carvalho. They offer easy sightseeing tours, city tours, Tobago day tours, historical tours, golf trips, and nature tours including mild to strenuous hikes, boat tours, diving trips, and turtle-watching and birding, and arrange hotel reservations, car rentals, aircraft charter, conferencing, and cultural itineraries.

A collared trogon. Photographer: Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad & Tobago – a Birder’s Paradise

Naturalist Roger Neckles describes his experience birdwatching in Trinidad and Tobago: “Trinidad, lying just seven miles off the Venezuela coast at the nearest point, is 55 miles by 40; Tobago, lying 26 miles north-east of its larger sister, is 26 miles by seven and a half. In both islands there is a wide diversity of terrain, from rich virgin rain forest to mangroves, swamps, savannah and coastline. We are well within the top 10 countries in the world in terms of the number of species per square mile.”