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Rio Seco Waterfall on Sunday 7th July 2019

Rio Seco Waterfall on Sunday 7th July 2019

One of Trinidad’s most stunning waterfalls is the Rio-Seco. What makes it so appealing is its broad, spacious basin, which reflects vibrant colours of emerald green.  Its cool, pristine waters make it one of the best places for an outdoors recreation. Adventure seekers can escalate the rocks and jump fifteen feet into its energizing pool. Located on the North Eastern Coast between the communities of Matura & Balandra. The road to the falls situated obliquely opposite to the Salybia Bridge. The vegetation, which consists mainly of towering Mora Trees, shelters this picturesque landscape.

Rio Seco is a Spanish word when translated means Dry River, yet it seems ironic how this never-ending supply of water is classified as dry. However, further upstream where its bed is made up of porous limestone the water submerges and some areas become dry. A fascinating occurrence located at the mouth on one of its tributaries is the natural sulfur spring. These are yellow sulfuric deposits, which ooze from the rocks. Approximately two kilometers before it reaches the coast at Saline Bay there is a confluence. The   Rio Seco flows into the larger Salybia River.

The 35-minute walk to the falls is along a wide-open pathway situated at the top of the riverbank. The canopy of the rainforest shades the trail, which is sometimes muddy. Along the way, there are two streams to cross, and spreading abundantly across the footpath are the roots of trees. At the entrance to the falls, the echoing call of the bellbird heard distinctly throughout the forest.

Over the years, the Forestry Division along with the Ministry of Tourism recognising the potential of the falls as a natural attraction have fixed the muddy road and erected signs to make it more accessible to visitors. The area is part of the Matura National Park an Environmentally Sensitive Area declared by the E.M.A in 2004. The declaration is a positive step in protecting the environment and prohibits hunting and forest destruction.

It is the responsibility of citizens to protect and preserve their environment by taking out their garbage. A few steps into the pool the water raises over one's head, and visitors should exercise caution and bring along some safety equipment.

On Sunday, 7th July 2019 Island Hikers visit the Rio Seco Waterfall.

Rating: 3 Fair

Hiking time: 35 minutes suitable for children five years and up.

Assembly: 7.00am at Corner of O'Meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima.

Bring along an extra change of clothing and footwear to be left in the vehicle.

Note life jackets provided, 

Cost of hike $60.00

Security provided for vehicles $20.00

Persons requiring transportation from Arima to the falls, please call to book.

For more information contact islandhikers.com or Mario 749-2956, Jamal 761-1889 or Marcia 490-2421.

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Calendar of Hiking Events 2019

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Assembly 2am Entrance to Mt Hope Hospital

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Assembly 7am Corner of Omeara Rd & Churchill Roosevelt Highway,Arima.

Sun 7th July

Rio Seco Falls

7am - 2pm

Matura

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Sun 7th July

Rio Seco Falls

On Sunday, 7th July 2019 Island Hikers visit the Rio Seco Waterfall.

Rating: 3 Fair

Hiking time: 35 minutes suitable for children five years and up.

Assembly: 7.00am at Corner of O'Meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima.

Bring along an extra change of clothing and footwear to be left in the vehicle.

Note life jackets provided, 

Cost of hike $60.00

Security provided for vehicles $20.00

Persons requiring transportation from Arima to the falls, please call to book.

For more information contact islandhikers.com or Mario 749-2956, Jamal 761-1889 or Marcia 490-2421.

7am - 2pm

Matura

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Hiking Philosophy

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Hiking gives us the opportunity to get away from our busy schedules and enjoy the beauty of nature.Its all about the journey. Meeting new friends, exploring new destinations and at the same time getting fit and having a healthy life style.

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Our motto.Live Love Hike ! 

Island Hikers explore the secret gems of Trinidad & Tobago and by extension numerous countries in the world. 

 Peru, Cuba,Costa Rica, Belize, Panama,Guatemala,Mexico, Kilimanjaro Jamaica, St Lucis, Dominica, Grenada,Guadeloupe,Martinique and Guyana.

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Fitness Walkers Saturday hikes for those who like the extra challenge. 

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The magnificent Red-billed Streamertailed Hummingbirds (Trochilus polytmus) are only found on the Ca

The magnificent Red-billed Streamertailed Hummingbirds (Trochilus polytmus) are only found on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, where they are quite common along the coast and in the mountains. They are also known as the Doctorbirds, God Birds, Scissors Tails, Longtail Hummingbirds or Western Streamertails


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