Despite being the central city on the island of Barbados, Bridgetown is also within easy reach of numerous natural attractions which allow visitors to explore the importance of the local eco-system. This includes the marine world, for which there are numerous underwater sites to be seen by those keen to try out snorkeling and diving.
Do you want to spend part of your vacation out in the fresh air? You may be happy to learn the area has several interesting nature preserves nearby.
Folkstone Marine Park is a great nature preserve located within Holetown, 6.5 mi. North of central Bridgetown. Just around 120 feet below the surface of the sea about a half a mile off shore lies the Stavronikita, a sunken ship that has been overrun by reef. It is a popular scuba diving site, though only recommended for very experienced divers.
|Folkstone Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||Holetown, 6.5 mi. North of Central Bridgetown||Barbados|
Although most tourists are attracted by the region's beaches, that isn't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Harrison's Cave. It is located in Welchman Hall, 6.7 mi. North-Northeast of central Bridgetown. <p>Naturally made caves have a certain air of mystery, and are certainly fascinating. Harrison's Cave is one such attraction.</p>
Vacationers can also experience a few parks, as well as 5 botanical gardens in and around Bridgetown.
Queen's Park is found in the heart of Bridgetown. While Queen's Park has a long history of having been passed from the care of one government organization to another, it has always been simply a well-cared for and beautiful place for children to play and adults to enjoy the scenery.
Another attraction in this category is Lazaretto Gardens. Not much more than a side attraction, these beautiful gardens are nice for a quick break from the beaches, restaurants, and shopping to just walk around and relax.
The parks and gardens available are summarized below.
|Andromeda Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||St. Joseph Parish, 10.2 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Park||2.5 mi. East of Central Bridgetown|
|Flower Forest||Botanical Garden||St. Thomas Parish, 7.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Hunte's Garden||Botanical Garden||St. Thomas Parish, 8.0 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Lazaretto Gardens||Botanical Garden||Wanstead, 2.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Bridgetown|
|Orchid World||Botanical Garden||6.3 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Queen's Park||Park||0.6 mi. East of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Welchman Hall Gully||Park||Welchman Hall, 6.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
Another idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Bridgetown are displayed here:
|Reef||2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Harbour||0.9 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown|
Luckily, there are additional types of attractions. To get more information on other attractions for Bridgetown, follow this link.
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