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Tag: Natural History

Crown Pt aerial. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Tobago touring & sightseeing — coast to coast

One of the advantages of holidaying on a small island is that incredible experiences of every kind are in easy reach. From landmarks that whisper of the island’s complex history (it changed hands some 31 times in colonial days) to thrilling eco escapes and adventures by land or sea, the biggest challenge you’ll face is what to choose in the time you have

Fort George, Trinidad. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad touring & sightseeing — natural & built heritage

Trinidad offers a wealth of natural (forests, savannahs, reefs, and wetlands) and built heritage (colonial mansions and estate homes, churches and cathedrals, mosques, mandirs, forts, and museums) to explore

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

Looking north from Scarborough over the Claude Noel Highway and towards the rugged Atlantic coast. Photo by Chris Anderson

Discover Tobago: a mini guide

Every island has a spirit of its own. Tobago’s is calm, serene, grounded. In Tobago, life becomes simple again. Time slows down – perhaps to the pace it should always have been! The stresses of your day-to-day life dissolve. An introduction to this hidden gem of the Caribbean

Water lillies at Tobago Plantations. Photo by Chris Anderson

Tobago’s natural history

Tobago was once joined to the South American mainland (but not to Trinidad!), 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.