Travel along the north of Trinidad, past gorgeous beaches, forested mountains, and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea on your way to one of the most impressive waterfalls on the island.
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Activity Level Easy - Moderate
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Take an easy hike through the rainforest and enjoy a culinary treat of local fare at Maracas Beach.
Get picked up from your hotel and travel along the scenic North Coast Road, admiring coastal views and passing popular Maracas and Las Cuevas Bay.
Your trailhead is in a tiny village in the middle of the rainforest. Hike for about an hour, along a flat riverbed, before you arrive at the 100-foot (30-m) waterfall. You can swim in the large pool around the falls, even take a “shower” under the falls. Huge boulders encircle the falls and add brilliance to the already awesome scenery. During the week it is unlikely that we encounter anyone here, so the waterfall is all yours! ☺
On the return trip you get a chance to make stops at quiet Las Cuevas or busy Maracas Beach. Now it’s on to your culinary treat – the ultimate Bake & Shark (cost on own).
In Trinidad, Bake and Shark is widely associated with Maracas Beach, as it features a multitude of bake and shark stands, and the needed fish is caught in the offshore surf. It consists of a fried flatbread (“bake”) filled with crispy pieces of fish and fresh ingredients like lettuce & pineapple – plus some exotic sauces. Enjoy!
Details on BAKE & SHARK sandwich:
The EPIC Bake & Shark on Maracas Beach consists of a fried flatbread (“bake”) filled with fried pieces of shark meat (or other fish of your choice) and various other ingredients and sauces. Before frying, the shark meat is or marinated in a mix of lemon juice, onion, garlic, thyme and pepper. Popular additional ingredients are lettuce, coleslaw, tomatoes and/or pineapple; liquid condiments commonly used are mustard, ketchup, garlic sauce, chili sauce, a sauce made from cilantro (Shadon Beni) and/or Tamarind Sauce (sweet & sour). In Trinidad, Bake and Shark is widely associated with Maracas Beach, as it features a multitude of bake and shark stands, and the needed shark is caught in the offshore surf.
Pick up time:
- 9.00am – 5.00pm
- Coastal drive along scenic North coast
- Drive past Maracas Bay
- View small villages along coast
- Rainforest drive through dense forest
- Easy forest hike to waterfall along shallow river
- Swim in natural pool
- Stop at Maracas Beach for famous local Fish Sandwich
- Hotel pick up and drop off Port of Spain and environs
- Driver / hiking guide
- Comfortable clothing
- Sturdy hiking shoes
- Swim wear
- Change of clothing
- Insect repellant
- Waiver to sign