Tag: Eco Adventure

Paddling the Ortoire River — kayakers look forward to the Maritime Ortoire River Race held in October every year. Photo courtesy the Trinidad Kayak Club

The Maritime Ortoire River Race

Paddlers delight Kayakers head to the southeast coast of Trinidad on Saturday 20 October to paddle in the ninth annual Maritime Ortoire River Race. Paddlers have been training in Chaguaramas over the past weeks, and there will be hot competition among paddlers to improve their standings. When & where The races start at 9am from

The view from Paramin of Port of Spain with the lights of Point Lisas visible across the Gulf of Paria. Photo by Chris Anderson

This is Trinidad

An ode to contemporary Trinidad Location, location, location… Trinidad’s uniqueness comes from its hybridity, its history, and its geography. From its very beginnings, as part of the South American mainland, it has been unique. Thousands of species thrive in the lush Northern and Central Ranges, while the south is continually invaded by animals washed down

Tufted Coquette Hummingbird. Courtesy Theo Ferguson of Yerette

Exploring Trinidad’s natural history

Mountains covered with tropical rain forest; mangrove swamps and savannahs; rivers, waterfalls and jungle-green seashores — these are just part of Trinidad’s 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 — we were part of the mainland. Learn about Trinidad’s natural history, with advice from a local hiker and tour guide about how best to go out and explore

Water lillies at Tobago Plantations. Photo by Chris Anderson

Tobago’s natural history

Tobago was once joined to the South American mainland, and has inherited a continental legacy of plants, birds, insects, mammals and topography. Its small size, 21 miles long and seven miles wide, offers easy access to tropical rain forests, idyllic white sand beaches, waterfalls and lagoons.