Natural Attractions on Tobago

Tobago may not be as large as Trinidad, but it packs a lot of nature for guests to explore

Photo credit: © Olaf Gehrmann

Visitors to Tobago will have a range of natural attractions to visit. Forests, waterfalls, natural beaches, and plenty of hiking opportunities dot the area – leaving a generous selection to choose from.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Tobago Forest Reserve

Do you like being outdoors? You can choose from a couple of hiking trails and a nature preserve on Tobago.

Tobago Forest Reserve is a great nature preserve located within central Tobago. This nature reserve has a special place in the history of conservation. The Tobago Forest Reserve was the first nature reserve in the Western Hemisphere, established in 1763.

Take a minute to read the chart below if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Tobago
Name Type Location
Green Hill Waterfall Hiking Trail Hiking Trail Central Tobago
Tobago Forest Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Tobago
Twin Rivers Waterfall Hiking Trail Hiking Trail Central Tobago


Argyle Waterfall

Although most people visiting the area are attracted by the beaches, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Tobago offers some interesting choices, including 6 waterfalls.

You might enjoy a visit to Argyle Waterfall, which is located in eastern Tobago. One of the best waterfall hikes on Tobago is the Argyle Waterfall off Windward Coast Drive. After a 15 minute forest hike, you will be dazzles by a three-tiered fall that heartily invited hikers in for a swim.

A second attraction Rainbow Waterfall. It is situated in central Tobago. Set amidst a beautiful tropical forest on the island of Tobago is Rainbow Falls, which can be found after a short 20 minute hike as you follow the sound of the trickling water through the woods.

The following table lists a few details regarding waterfalls.

Waterfalls On Tobago
Name Type Location
Argyle Waterfall Waterfall 1.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Belle Garden
Craig Hall Waterfall Waterfall 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Scarborough
Green Hill Waterfall Waterfall 4.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Scarborough
Highland Waterfall Waterfall Central Tobago
Rainbow Waterfall Waterfall Central Tobago
Twin Rivers Waterfall Waterfall Central Tobago

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Tobago are summarized in the table below.

Land Formations On Tobago
Name Type Location
Arnos Vale Bay Bay 3.9 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Scarborough
Bauteaux Bay Bay 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Speyside
Bishop's Bay Bay 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Speyside
Bon Accord Lagoon Lagoon 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central Crown Point
Buccoo Bay Bay 1.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Bon Accord
Canoe Bay Bay 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Bon Accord
Castara Bay Bay Central Tobago
Coconut Bay Bay Western part of Tobago
Columbus Point Point Southwestern part of Tobago
Culloden Bay Bay 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Coopers Town
Iguana Bay Bay 1.2 mi. North of Central Charlotteville
King's Bay Bay 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Marsh Harbour
Lucy Vale Bay Bay 3.3 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotteville
Man O' War Bay Bay 1.1 mi. West of Central Charlotteville
Mt. Irvine Bay Bay 1.5 mi. South West of Central Black Rock
Mt. St. George Mountain 0.9 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Scarborough
Pigeon Peak Mountain 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Charlotteville
Pirates Bay Bay 0.5 mi. North of Central Charlotteville
Princes Bay Bay 1.8 mi. South West of Central Marsh Harbour
Tyrell's Bay Bay 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotteville

Bear in mind that you'll find some other types of attractions. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, check out this page.


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