Rainbow Waterfall

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.

Running down a rocky path that ends up in the Goldsborough River, the falls are 328 feet tall.

The walk to Rainbow Falls takes you through a forest of bamboo and banana trees, which is filled with lizards and chirping birds.


Rainbow Waterfall is found on the island of Tobago, close to Goodwood; it is 7.0 miles to the east-northeast of Scarborough.

About a mile from the town of Goldsborough hikers will come across the converted Cocoa House. Another 10 minutes passed the house the falls will appear.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be sharing fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Rainbow Waterfall. The most convenient place to eat to Rainbow Waterfall is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant, which offers Caribbean dishes. It is just about four and a half miles away from this waterfall, so check it out and eat up! Also nearby, you and your party will have eateries like King’s Bay Café and Cafe Havana where you can try a bit of Asian dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy waterfalls, and would like to see others, should check out Twin Rivers Waterfall and Green Hill Waterfall; the first of which is 1.1 miles away from Rainbow Waterfall. There are some additional places of interest nearby, including Twin Rivers Waterfall Hiking Trail, which is within traveling range on Tobago. Also think about making the trip to Green Hill Waterfall Hiking Trail, which is another attraction close by.

Waterfalls are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit on Trinidad and Tobago. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Rainbow Waterfall
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Twin Rivers Waterfall Hiking Trail GeoFeature 1.6 mi. (10.9 km) NW 6.7 mi. Northeast of Scarborough
Green Hill Waterfall Hiking Trail GeoFeature 2.5 mi. (7.3 km) W 4.6 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Tobago Forest Reserve -- 3.0 mi. (14.0 km) N 8.7 mi. Northeast of Scarborough
Fort King George Historic Site 6.7 mi. (1.3 km) WSW Scarborough

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Location: Tobago


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