Manzanilla" Country Style Living Only 8 Mins From Beach.
Asking Price: $22,000 - $25,000
USD Nice Flat 5000 Sq Ft of Freehold
Land that is Strategically located in James Smart Village 8 Mins. drive From the
famous and safest beach in Trinidad "Manzanilla Bay"
can get all your fresh fruits in the area and fresh Fish straight from the sea.
There are other houses in the small development with electricity and Water
available to all properties. The area has full compliment of Street Lights.
This property is Freehold Land and is being Sold by the Owner- No agents.
Excellent for Country House vacation Resort area , great for Weekends as It is
out of the Hustle and Bustle and is located in a very quiet and safe area Green
Serene surroundings offering all nature's fresh air.
remains largely unspoiled and unpopulated.
On the east coast,
there are the stunning Manzanilla and Mayaro beaches, both lined
with coconut palms and still undiscovered by the tourist and
almost completely free of hotel
development., and inland sits the protected Nariva Swamp,
home of endangered species such as the manatee (sea cows).
Coast is extremely varied with three stretches of low coast
separated by prominent headlands at Manzanilla Point and Radix
Point. Much of this coastline consists of beaches and the central
stretch, the Cocal or Manzanilla Beach, is a barrier beach. The
barrier, the Cocal sand spit has impounded the Nariva Swamp. To the
northeast the coastline is higher with cliffs and small beaches.
It is where you change taxis or maxis, use the only ATMs on
this side of the island, get a fast food fix or stock up on
provisions. It serves as gateway to the Northwest side of
the island as well. There's not a lot here to see, but it is
the market hub for the East coast
Sangre Grande, although
inland somewhat, is the
regional center, largest town and transit hub for the
East Coast. The
queue station is located behind the Royal Castle in the
middle of the main drag. Besides the route taxis and maxi
taxis there's PTSC buses to Port of Spain and Arima. There's
also an internet cafe behind the Royal Castle as well at
across to Manzanila using the east-west Churchill-Roosevelt highway,
then down the east coast, then across the southern section of the
country to San Fernando, then north on the expressway.
4000 m [2˝ miles] long.
The brownish grey, fine sand strip bordered with a restless Atlantic
on the one side and bowing palms on the other side are a favorite
setting for the many sun bathers and few swimmers (there is a
bounded area with lifeguards in season). Snack bar,
picnic tables and even changing facilities with showers are well
GETTING THERE: The beach is about 1˝ hour drive from Port of Spain
along the East Coast Road, can be reached via Sangre Gande and the
Located on the East Coast, Mayaro Bay has the
longest beach in Trinidad. Caution must be exercised when swimming
and along a designated area most of the beach there are lifeguards
from 10 am to 5 pm (up to 6 pm during the Summer vacation). There
are a number of guesthouses and small hotels along the beach and
also several properties for rent around the more popular bathing
It can be accessed by the Mayaro-Guayaguayare Road.It is about 2 & 1/4 hours drive away from
Port of Spain.
Mayaro Beach is a
popular destination for holidays, long weekends, and it is one of
the traditional places to spend the Easter holidays. The
shore is lined with holiday homes. An almost uninterrupted line of
coconut trees (Cocos nucifera) line the shore, testimony to the days
when most of the area consisted of coconut plantations. Lined with coconut palms and riddled with small lagoons, this is the ideal
beach for long walks, or for watching the sun come up.
Swimming can be a little
dangerous in these waters, so check for lifeguards' flags and stay
in the designated safe areas
Along this strip a number of
villages exist to which the name Mayaro is generally applied. From
north to south these are: St. Joseph, Beau Sejour, Plaisance
(often called Pierreville), Beaumont, St. Ann's, Radix,
Ste. Marguerite, Lagon Doux, Grand Lagoon and Lagon Palmiste.
Beyond that are several small villages and then the town of
Guayaguayare is the southeastern most village in Trinidad and
Tobago. It lies at the southern end of the county of Mayaro.Guayaguayare (often simply called Guaya) is primarily a fishing
village, but it also plays a major role in the petroleum industry.
Guayaguayare was the first area in Trinidad sited by Christopher
Columbus on July 31, 1498. The area along Guayaguyare Bay, between
the Lizard River (originally Rio de Iguanas) and the Pilote River
(Rio de Pilotas) was settled by French planters and their slaves in
the late eighteenth century following the 1783 Cedula de Población.
Guayaguayare also has a prominent place in the history of the oil
industry - it was the site of the first commercially viable wells
drilled in Trinidad by Randolph Rust and Lee Lum in May, 1902.
The Nariva Swamp
& Nariva River
|The Nariva Swamp is the largest freshwater wetland in Trinidad and
with some 32 square miles of fresh-water herbaceous swamp. It combines four major wetland types (mangrove swamp forest,
palm forest, swamp wood and freshwater marsh)
It has been designated a Wetland of International
Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
The Nariva River provides a year round opportunity for kayaking and
empties into the sea at Manzanilla Bay. There are two easily
accessible entry points; at the river mouth and at the bridge along the
Manzanilla/Mayaro Road that spans the river. When entering or
exiting the river at the river mouth during low tide care should be
exercised to ensure that you are not swept out to sea, as the flow out
of the river can be quite strong. Along the river it is possible to see
basking caimans, while tarpon (known locally as grande ecaille)
are sometimes seen near the surface of the water.
is a sandy, forested island. Irregularly shaped, it is
perhaps 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide in most places and about 2 to 3
"The swamp itself isn`t much of a swamp in
the wet season still less in the dry (this is due to unregulated farming in the
swamp). There is a creek running beside the very pot-holed road (with
fisherman`s huts along it) backed by very tall grasses and sedges - The road the
creek runs along is called Kernahan Trace. It is the place for the two
Gallinules, Pinnated Bittern and Dickcissel. There will be a supporting cast of
Herons and Egrets, Tyrants and Yellow-hooded and Red-breasted blackbirds." [more
Nariva Swamp Bush Bush Wildlife Reserve,
This is Trinidad´s
most important natural reserve, located in South Trinidad in the
county of Nariva, and is protected as a wetland of outstanding
scientific value. Access by boat; Wetland which occupies six square
miles [3,840 Acres] of the central east coast. It is Trinidad's
largest freshwater swamp.
The Red Howler Monkey and the Weeping Capuchin
are among more than 57 species of mammals, 32 species of bats and 171
species of birds.. The Savannah Hawk and the Red breasted
blackbird, reptiles and fish fauna are found here The
highest-profile inhabitant is the Red Howler monkey with its
impressive chatter which reverberates through the canopy of the
dense rainforest. The towering mangrove forest blots out the sun and
aerial roots descend like tentacles over eerie waterways. In the
15km-square Bush Sanctuary, the vegetation changes to palm
marshes, hardwood forest, silk cotton trees and giant water lilies.
Permits are required for a visit contact a reputable tour operator
or the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Department, 662-5114)
Access by boat only.
Stay: East Coast
Guesthouse 3 ˝ mm Guayaguayare
Grand Lagoon Village, Mayaro Tel: 868 630 4619 Fax: 868 630
9140 E-mail: williaf1 at trinidad.net
7 rooms Restaurant available on property, television in
room, laundry service and cable TV
|Remona Beach House
Gill Road, Mayaro, Trinidad - (868) 630-4135
House Baywatch Boulevard, Mayaro, Trinidad - (868)
Calypso Road, Manzanilla, Trinidad - (868) 668-5113
TRINITY HILLS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY AND RESERVE
Large protected reserve ov 65 square kilometres of evergreen forest
are located in the highest part of the Southern Range. The reserve
boasts rivers, streams and waterfalls that are good for bathing,
verdant forest, and a host of indigenous animals like lappe, agouti,
quenk, tatoo, and red howler monkeys. A large variety of birds
thrive on the reserve, and rare creatures like the ocelot, capuchin
monkey, back deer, armadillo, and opossum are also attractions.
Lagoon Bouffe, one of Trinidad’s largest mud
volcanoes at 100 metres wide, is a feature of the reserve.
The Trinity Hills according to legend, are the hills that
Christopher Columbus named the island of Trinidad. Columbus had
promised to name the next land he discovered after the Holy Trinity.
The first land he saw is supposed to have been this group of three
GETTING THERE: In the extreme south east of Trinidad, running
along the Rio Claro-Guayaguyare Road down to the
sea. Access to the reserve is restricted, so for information on how
to visit Trinity Hills, call Petrotrin at 649-5539 before 4 pm from
Monday to Friday, or 649-5500/5501 on public holidays.
Guayaguayare Bay Beach
Visit Guayaguayare Bay Beach at low tide in order to enjoy
the beach and the sights of Trinity Hills.
The South coast is less varied. To the east the foothills
of the Trinity Hills fall abruptly to the sea but to the
west the topography is less precipitous and there are
extensive beaches, many of which are front cliffs. Because
of the strong and sustained westerly water flow in the
Columbus Channel, the coastline is under severe erosional
a year round
opportunity for kayaking
Nariva Swamp Kayak Exploration by
caribbeandiscoverytours.com a memorable exploration by
either kayak, small boat, or in the dry months, on foot of
the famous Nariva Swamp. Nariva is 6,254 hectares of
wetlands, marshes and swamp forests teeming with more than
200 species of birds
Trinidad’s East Coast has mile after mile
of magnificent wild beaches where lines of Atlantic breakers
roll ashore on fine yellow sand strewn with coconut husks
and chip-chip shells, backed by a million tall palms that
line the shore. Cocal Beach on Cocos Bay is 4km long,
deserted but for the occasional family of week-enders.
At the end of Cocos Bay a sand spit across the mouth of the
Nariva River has created Nariva Swamp
Strong Current Warning
The water on the East coast is rougher than on the
west or north coast watch out for undertows. Do not
venture out very far or deep, especially on your own. Lifeguards are on duty in
specific areas from 9 am to 5 pm. Still the
great wide and long beach space of nothing but sand and palm trees is
The Buffalypso breed can be found
thriving throughout Trinidad. They are said to be four times as efficient as
domestic cows at converting resources to products. It is a water buffalo
which was developed through a selective breeding program by veterinarian Steve
Bennett of Trinidad. Buffalypso were bred from the following riverine breeds of
the Indian sub-continent: Murrah, Jafarabadi, Nili-Ravi,
The Trinity Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve occupies
much of Trinidad’s southeastern corner. Its 65 square km of evergreen forest
include the Trinity Hills along the south coast
Lagoon Bouffe is one of Trinidad’s largest mud
volcanoes, 100 metres wide. Access to the reserve is restricted, so for
information on how to visit, call 649-5539 before 4 pm Monday–Friday, or
Petrotrin’s switchboard at 658-4200.