Paria Bay

Hikers around the world look forward to the chance to hike to Paria Bay and sharing their stories with anyone who can listen. Without a doubt, Paria Bay is the top hiked destination on Trinidad, and most agree worth every step.

The beach at Paria Bay stretches on for about a half a mile and features soft white sands and an arch formed naturally called Cathedral Rock. Coconut trees line the shores, and to the east is a lagoon where a local river dumps fresh water.

The trek to Paria Bay takes about two hours each way, and along the trail hikers will encounter a number of sites including Turtle Rock, a 50 foot peninsula naturally formed to look like a turtle's head.


Set in , happily welcomes tourists rooming in this area of Trinidad and Tobago. Whether or not you are staying nearby, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun.

It takes about two hours on foot from Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge along the coast to read Paria Bay.

Paria Bay is found on the island of Trinidad, near Blanchisseuse; it is to the northeast of Chaguanas.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many restaurants to select from in the region near this body of water. The most convenient eatery to Paria Bay is Cocos Hut Restaurant, which serves Caribbean fare. Surf's Country Inn and Royal Castle Valencia are some more restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Royal Castle Valencia you may try out American dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy bays, and are interested in visiting others, should consider going to Madamas Bay and Blanchisseuse Bay; the first and closest of which is 4.1 miles to the east of Paria Bay. Other kinds of local activities include Parva Forest Reserve, which is a mile and a half away Trinidad. Also think about heading over to Blanchisseuses Forest Reserve, which is another attraction nearby.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Paria Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Parva Forest Reserve -- 1.7 mi. (33.5 km) S 20.8 mi. Northeast of Chaguanas
Blanchisseuses Forest Reserve -- 3.3 mi. (30.7 km) WSW 19.1 mi. East-Northeast of Port of Spain
Yarra Forest Reserve -- 6.1 mi. (26.4 km) W 16.4 mi. East-Northeast of Port of Spain
ASA Wright Nature Center -- 6.8 mi. (24.5 km) SW 15.2 mi. Northeast of Chaguanas

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