Antigua Eco Tourism Lodging Options

All though camping on Antigua is not a possibility, there are still a number of ways for vacationers to experience nature

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There is no camping on the island of Antigua. Though this may come as a disappointment to many nature lovers, there are still a number of outdoor activities and ecologically oriented activities to do on the island.

For those interested in hunting, the island allows the hunting of wild game including boar, deer, and various game fowl after gun permits and hunting licenses are obtained. If hunting is not for you, the island has several stables found inDickenson Bay or Spring Hill Riding Club where you can make arrangements for horseback riding starting at $50(USD) for a two hour ride.

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For more outdoor adventures, there are off-road Jeep safaris, bike-riding, kayaking, snorkeling. Antigua also has numerous hiking trails including the Wallings Forest Trails where you can plan on spending 2-3 hours on the paths which lace the rain forest hills and valleys. Many local companies offer visitors unique opportunities to experience Antigua's wildlife. The Antigua Rain Forest Company, for example, offers exciting zip-line tours. During a zip-line tour, the visitor is safetly secured in a harness that hangs from a cable strung between trees. The participant will push off from a platform, and zoom through the forest, ending at another platform. Visitors may be anywhere from 20 to 80 feet off the ground for between 30 minutes to a two and a half hours as they explore the animal and plant life of the forest. Elsewhere, South Coast Horizons offers jeep tours, kayaking, and reef tours among other eco-friendly activities.

Antigua is rich in bird life and tropical vegetation. A key location for bird watchers is the of Barbuda's Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the northern swamps of Codrington Lagoon. Over 400 species of birds migrate to the lagoon yearly. The sanctuary is accessible only by boat, so consult your guide.

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