Trinidad: Paria Waterfall Hike

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Enjoy a 5.8-mile trail with stunning sea views, leading to the remote Paria Beach. Cool off in the freshwater lagoon and venture to one of Trinidad's best waterfalls for a refreshing swim.

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  • Early morning coastal drive along scenic north coast and small villages
  • Strenuous hike with sea views to remote beach
  • Forest hike along river to waterfall
  • Swim in natural pool in front of the waterfall
  • Culinary treat of local fare on Maracas Beach


Driving along the scenic North Coast Road, passing busy Maracas Beach and Las Cuevas, you reach at the last village on this coast – Blanchisseuse. From there we start the Paria hike. This great trail is about 5.8 miles long, with equal bits of ups, downs and flat terrain throughout. Hiking through forested areas and along open trails you get fantastic sea views. Your first stop is at the remote Paria Beach where you visit “Turtle Rock”, a fifty-foot peninsula. Here we take a break, this one mile-long beach can only be reached hiking or by boat. It is a favorite nesting ground for the protected leather-back turtles. At the western end of the beach, the sea has eroded the rocks to create a dramatic arch called “Cathedral Rock”, a great photo op… On the eastern end is the calm river’s mouth and soothing fresh-water lagoon – a lovely place to bathe and cool off…Paradise found…. After our rest a fifteen-minute hike along the river path will lead to one of the country’s best waterfalls. At the base, there is a spacious plunge pool ideal for swimming. The adventurous will relish at the challenge of swimming against the current to go under the falls! The return hike is another 2-3 hours and the drive to Port of Spain from Blanchisseuse is approx. 1.5-2 hours. The hike starts and ends with your pick up / drop off at any hotel in the Port of Spain area. TIP – hike comparison: Paria Waterfalls is one of our most popular hikes, offering forested mountains and amazing sea views. It will take approx. 3 hours one way and is much longer in comparison to our other hikes, so due to its length, the hike is considered more strenuous. But with average fitness and good climatic adaptation it’s easily done.


Hotel pick up and drop off Port of Spain and environs Driver / hiking guide Granola bars 1 Energy drink per person Water

Important Information

  • For this tour you can carry comfortable hiking shoes and clothing, sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, change of clothing, swimwear and towel.

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