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The Nariva river meets the Atlantic Ocean near Manzanilla. Photo by Jason Audain

Courtenay Rooks on Trinidad’s eco adventures | Q&A

Discover T&T talked to Courtenay Rooks — a tour operator, naturalist, and conservationist with decades of experience — about what makes Trinidad such a compelling destination for eco lovers and those looking for unique, immersive vacations

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

Turtle-watching in Trinidad

During peak turtle nesting season (1 March—31 August), five of the seven sea turtle species found globally return to Trinidad’s beaches to lay their eggs. Trinidad is the second largest leatherback nesting site in the world. Two months later, turtle hatchlings emerge (especially from June to August). Witnessing the nesting ritual, and clutches emerging from the sand, is an unforgettable experience

Leatherback Turtle returning to sea. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation

Turtle-watching in Tobago: ancient mariners

Your guide to Tobago turtle-watching Tobago gets a lot fewer turtles than Trinidad, but you will still see enough to make this an awesome experience. Plus, it’s easier to get to them in Tobago. Hundreds of the giant leatherbacks and hawksbills nest on four main beaches — Turtle Beach, Mt Irvine, and Stonehaven. Hawksbills also nest

Pigeon Point. Photo courtesy TDC

What to see & do in Tobago

Sightseeing, day trips, and eco escapes by land and by sea

Blue Basin Gorge. Photo by Chris Anderson

For eco lovers: what to see and experience in Trinidad

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 and rivers cascade. There are

A Black-throated mango hummingbird at Adventure Eco Villas, Tobago. Photo by Chris Anderson

25+ cool & important facts about Trinidad & Tobago

There are many people and things that have landed Trinidad and Tobago in the history books…or which are just plain cool! Here are just some. And if you know more that you think should be here, feel free to give us a shout! We always love to hear from our readers.

Caroni Swamp. Photo by Chris Anderson
Leatherback Turtle returning to sea. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation

Our top 5 Tobago eco experiences

Our favourite Tobago eco escapes & adventures, by land & by sea: turtle-watching, bird-watching, horse-riding, watersports, ang glorious diving!

Argyle Waterfall. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation

Eight things to see & experience in Tobago

Here are eight of our favourite Tobago experiences The Northside: a ride on the wild side The road less travelled along the Caribbean coast is a wonderland of serenity, stunning natural beauty, and old-time living. From the moment you turn on to the Northside Road, you feel the difference. The world is suddenly greener. Quieter.

Green turtles can often be seen on sea grass beds where they feed. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Watching out for Trinidad & Tobago’s turtles

Your guide to turtle-watching and turtle conservation in both Trinidad and Tobago

Giancarlo Lalsingh of Save Our Sea Turtles Tobago (SOS Tobago)

SOS: Saving Our Sea Turtles in Tobago

SOS (Save our Sea Turtles) Tobago is one of the islands’ most vibrant community-based conservation groups. SOS president and founding member Tanya Clovis and Giancarlo Lalsingh, one of its most vibrant volunteers and resident photographer, discuss the organisation’s critical work in turtle conservation