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.


Paria Bay is located on the island of Trinidad, in the general vicinity of Blanchisseuse; it's to the northeast of Chaguanas.

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

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Paria Bay. Cocos Hut Restaurant, which serves Caribbean fare, offers convenient access to this body of water. Also nearby, you will come across options including Surf's Country Inn and KFC Broadway where you and your companions should be sure to try a bit of American dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like bays, and would like to see others, should consider going to Madamas Bay and Blanchisseuse Bay; the first of which is four miles to the east of Paria Bay. Other nearby activities include Parva Forest Reserve, which is a mile and a half away Trinidad. You might want to also consider heading to Blanchisseuses Forest Reserve, which is another attraction in the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

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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Location: Trinidad


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