ASA Wright Nature Center

Photo Credit: © Shiram Rajagopalan CC BY

Established in 1967, the ASA Wright Nature Center is a non-profit eco-center dedicated to keeping the protected area in its natural state and study conservation. This spot is particularly favored amongst birders for the 400 birds that nest here annually.

ASA Wright Nature Center takes up nearly 1,500 acres of forested land of a former plantation known for producing cocoa, coffee, and citrus.

With birding of special interest to most visitors at ASA Wright Nature Center, the center has created the Dunston Cave especially for the breeding of the nocturnal Oilbird. There are over 400 birds that nest throughout the property, as well as 97 mammals, 55 reptiles, 617 butterflies, 25 amphibians, and over 2,200 types of plants.


ASA Wright Nature Center is located north of Arima, a town in the vicinity of Port of Spain; it is to the northeast of Chaguanas.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the nature preserve. Cocos Hut Restaurant, which offers Caribbean food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Surf's Country Inn and KFC Broadway are additional restaurant choices nearby. At KFC Broadway you might try out American fare and experience the flavors of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, might consider seeing Blanchisseuses Forest Reserve and Yarra Forest Reserve; the first of which is 4.1 miles to the north-northeast of ASA Wright Nature Center. Other types of nearby attractions include Caribbean Cinemas (Trincity 8), which is seven miles away the vicinity of Port of Spain. Also, you might think about visiting Palladium Cinema, which is another attraction not far away.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near ASA Wright Nature Center
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Caribbean Cinemas (Trincity 8) Other Activities/Excursions 7.2 mi. (12.9 km) SW 8.0 mi. Northeast of Chaguanas
Palladium Cinema Other Activities/Excursions 8.5 mi. (12.7 km) SW St. Augustine
Kay Donna Drive In Other Activities/Excursions 9.6 mi. (11.6 km) SW 7.2 mi. North of Chaguanas
Maracas Waterfall GeoFeature 9.9 mi. (13.6 km) W 8.5 mi. Northeast of Port of Spain

More Information


Advance reservations must be made for day visitors, who may check out the center between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. Guided tours of the property take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and last for about 90 minutes.


Guests at ASA Wright Nature Center should be aware that littering, loud noises, and feeding the animals is not allowed. Only water is allowed on the trail, which should never be strayed from, and children under 12 must be properly supervised.


Visitors can expect to pay $10(USD) for adulte and $6(USD) for children between the ages of six and 12 to tour the ASA Wright Nature Center grounds.

Location: Blanchisseuse Road, the vicinity of Port of Spain, Trinidad


(868) 667-4655




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