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Paria Waterfall

Upcoming hike Sun 24th March 2019

Para Waterfall on Sunday 24th March 2019

A favourite destination among nature lovers is a visit to Paria Bay. Its captivating waterfall is so enticing that few can resist the temptation to take a dip in its refreshing pool. Located approximately 8km east of the Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge, the walk to the bay takes approximately 2 hours. The trail, which is broad and detailed, meanders up and down along the coast. At times the trail diverts from the coast and goes in and out of the forest. Along the way, a beautiful spot to re-energise and enjoy the cooling sea breeze is Turtle Rock. Surrounded by a seascape of magnificent, coastal sceneries this rocky peninsula actually resembles a turtle. The trail continues for a further 20 minutes to descend at the western end of Paria Bay. Most noticeable is the Cathedral Rock, which is a massive slab of stone broken away by sea erosion to form a spectacular arch with a protruding piece in the middle. It unique formation enclosed by countless boulders is a lovely area to take some memorable photos. 

  Paria Bay is approximately 1.5km long. The beach with its silky smooth sand provides ideal conditions for the leatherback turtles to nest. During the nesting season which ranges between March to July they come ashore nightly. Located on the eastern end of the beach there is the River’s Mouth which has transformed itself into a picturesque lagoon with shallow and calm waters. During high tide, the backlash of seawater into the river attracts a variety of small marine fish. The vegetation at the river’s mouth consists primarily of red mangrove and going abundantly along the beach are towering coconut trees, which provide a welcoming, shade to visitors. 

 The pathway from the beach to the waterfall takes a further 15 minutes. On November 30th 2017 severe flooding caused the entire landscape to change. However, nature has a way of restoring its natural beauty and the falls now rejuvenated to its original emerald green colour. Its large plunge pool is refreshingly clean and crystal clear. The adventurous can challenge themselves by climbing and jumping off the rocks. Some try to swim against the current, to go under the falls where there is an overhang behind the powerful water-drop. The river’s source comes from the Brasso Seco Region and some vegetation growing alongside its bank are the Maraval Lilies (spathiphyllum cannifolium), Cannonball (couroupita guianensis) and choconia (warszewiczia coccinea). 

 A visit to Paria Beach and Waterfall should be on every Trinbagonian’s Bucket list or a must-see place to go. It is an extraordinary destination to enjoy nature to the fullest as well as the beach, river-mouth and waterfall. It is critical that each citizen make it their duty to preserve our ecological treasures so future generations can appreciate. Visitors and weekend campers have a responsibility to protect the environment by not cutting down the valuable forest and leaving rubbish on the beach. This negligence can lead to beach erosion as well as endanger wildlife and turtle hatchlings.

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For details contact Mario 749-2956, Jamal 761-1889, Marcia 4902421 or islandhikers.com  

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Upcoming Events 2019

Sun 24th March 2019

Paria Waterfall (Island hikers Family hikes)

7am - 4pm

walk from Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge to Paria Waterfall

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Sun 24th March 2019

Paria Waterfall (Island hikers Family hikes)

A North Coast Hike to Trindad's most popular waterfall. 

Assembly 7am Central Bank Auditorium and 730am Sams Bar Maracas Bay 

Rated 4 moderate

Hiking time one-way:2 hours


7am - 4pm

walk from Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge to Paria Waterfall

Sun 31st March 2019

Gasparee Caves & Biscayen Beach (Island Hikers Family)

7am - 3pm

Gaspa Grande Island & Monas Island

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Sun 31st March 2019

Gasparee Caves & Biscayen Beach (Island Hikers Family)

Assembly 7 am KFC Westmall 

Cost $200

7am - 3pm

Gaspa Grande Island & Monas Island

Sat 6th April and Sun 7th April

Madamas River Exploration (Fitness Walkers

430 am - until you return to base in braso Seco

Brasso Seco Village

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Sat 6th April and Sun 7th April

Madamas River Exploration (Fitness Walkers

An Exploration of the Madamas River 

Overnight in Brasso Seco House 

Assembly 430am in Brasso Seco 

option to overnight in Brasso Seco House 

Interested persons Please call Mario 749-2956 or Michael 7193368 

Note only for experienced and fit hiker



430 am - until you return to base in braso Seco

Brasso Seco Village

Sun 14th April 2019

Guanapo Gorge (Island Hikers Family)

7am - 2pm

Guanapo Quarry

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Sun 14th April 2019

Guanapo Gorge (Island Hikers Family)

A 1-11/2 hr walk that begins from the Guanapo Quarry to the Gorge.

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

life jackets provided but you can bring your own $60

7am - 2pm

Guanapo Quarry

Good- Friday 19th April 2019

Matelot Falls (Island Hikers Family hikes )

6am - 3pm

Estuary Park

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Good- Friday 19th April 2019

Matelot Falls (Island Hikers Family hikes )

Assembly #1 600.Infront of Mt Hope Hospital 

Assembly# 2  630am Corner of Omeara rd and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima. 

6am - 3pm

Estuary Park

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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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