Explore the wonders of Chaguaramas
The Chaguaramas peninsula at Trinidad’s north-western tip is 20 minutes from Port-of-Spain’s Cruise Ship Complex. The area is known for its beach-front boardwalk, scenic bays, sheltered harbours, lush greenery, recreational & sporting facilities and nature trails. It boasts attractions for the water sport enthusiast as well as the adventurer and eco-tourist.
Hikers, bikers, explorers, bird watchers and those with a love for nature come to explore the area’s rich flora and fauna. They escape the noise of the city to hear the rich sounds of the Red Howler monkeys and the songs of the Kiskadees while taking in the breath-taking views of the green valleys and the rolling blue waves of the Gulf of Paria.
The CDA offers a range of trails for our nature lovers. Numerous groups and clubs arrange organised excursions. Bike races are frequently held.
NOTE: If you decide to hike on your own, you must inform the CDA of your presence in case of emergency. Please call 225-4232 for more information.
Covigne River Trail Adventure
Savor the peaceful ambiance of Covigne Nutmeg groves where the majestic mushroom-like trees at Samaan Park have stood as sentinels for many years. Hike northwards on the winding trail along a tributary of the Cuesa River and uphill through a twisting gorge.
Along the way, you’ll pass through abandoned cocoa, coffee and nutmeg plantations. Finish the climb by reaching an angular waterfall to embrace a mountain plunge pool and an invigorating bath, for those so inclined.
Chacachacare Salt Pond
This tour is for the adventerous. Take a boat from the mainland to the island of Chacachacare.
After you land at the La Tinta bay jetty, take a moderate walk to the hyper-saline pond and be amazed by its peculiar flora and lovely views of the Caribbean Sea.
| Heritage Park Tours
An awe-inspiring waterfall in an abandoned cocoa estate nestled against the eastern side of Morne Catherine and overlooking the Chaguaramas Public Golf Course.
As you hike through the exotic rainforest, you’ll be inspired by the bamboo clusters, colourful flora, heliconias, rubber trees and fishtail palms. It is the natural habitat of the Red Howler Monkey and interesting flora and fauna—a must for nature lovers.
An extraordinary cave system filled with stalactites and stalagmites on one of the offshore islands – Gaspar Grande.
Embrace the opportunity to venture 100 feet underground to see its natural wonders, sinkholes, and its crystal pool shimmers like glass, reflecting the colours of the light that filter through the cave. Let your imagination roam while you walk among the numerous Stalactites and Stalagmites.