Category: Eco & Adventure

Caroni Swamp. Photo by Chris Anderson

Hiking, turtles and birds: our top three Trinidad eco escapes and adventures

Hiking, turtle-watching, bird-watching, oh my! Hiking For beginners: Edith Falls (Chaguaramas, north-western peninsula): a 30-40 minute hike to a 76m/250ft waterfall Maracas Falls (Maracas/St Joseph Valley): 30-45 minute trek to Trinidad’s tallest waterfall (91m/299ft) Rio Seco Falls (Salybia, northeast coast): a 45-60 minute hike. The falls include a lovely natural swimming pool. Part of the

Ambard's House or Roomor. Photograph by Chris Anderson

Touring Trinidad’s Heritage

Some Highlights of Trinidad’s Natural & Built Heritage In between Trinidad’s many modern buildings and ultra-contemporary homes, architectural gems peep out, legacies of Trinidad’s many influences – religious, social and economic. Among the most beautiful and appealing are the signature gingerbread houses, many Catholic churches and cathedrals, classic Islamic mosques, Hindu mandirs, 18th century mansions

Leatherback Turtle Tobago

Watching Out For Trinidad & Tobago’s Turtles

A giant among us – the endangered leatherback Leatherbacks are the largest surviving turtle species on earth. Some can reach up to seven feet long and weigh more than 2,000 pounds. These reptiles can dive to depths of 4,200 feet — deeper than any other turtle — and can stay down for up to 85

Lopinot House. Photograph by Chris Anderson

Trinidad Sightseeing Day Trips

This guide makes no claim to offer a comprehensive listing of things to do in Trinidad. Instead, here is a brief suggestion of some things to do, in each quadrant of the country. Each section is a selection of sights (and sites) that can be visited in a day.

La Fillette Beach Trinidad. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Beaches: the Other Side of Trinidad

We do a different kind of beach here. Not for us the calm, placid pond in baby-blue. Uh-uh. Our waters are a little livelier. With few reefs, the waters off the North Coast can kick up some rather playful waves (surfers like Toco, especially). It’s not unknown for a bikini-wearing bather to lose their top

Fort George, Trinidad. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad for Adrenaline Junkies

Let’s take it from the top Paramin This traditional mountain farming community overlooking Maraval, on the outskirts of Port of Spain, has the most stunning views on the island. The highest point, Morne La Vigie, is over 2,000 feet. The people here in Paramin – descendants of runaway African slaves, French Creoles from Martinique, Guadeloupe,

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