BALATA BAY

(North Coast, Trinidad)

Best time for this hike - April to September

 

One of the (9) gems situated along the North Coast on your way to the popular Maracas Bay. The trail starts on the "North Coast Road", but one word of caution here: Due to the lack of upkeep of this trail at the start and this part of the trail that then served as a garden, there are no longer any trees in this part hereby allowed razor grass to grow uncontrollably along the way hereby making the start of this hike quite a challenge.....however, once we get through this hurdle, a beautiful trail from here onwards to the beach will be the order of the day.

The rating of this hike is (6) challenging. The trail although durationwise to the beach is about 35 minutes, the grade of the trail is somewhat steep hereby making the trek back uphill quite a challenge, especially if we have rain on the day of the hike. 

On the beach when we get there, we have (2) choices.

(1) There is a lovely cove directly ahead of the trail where we can go and relax. This cove can comfortably accommodate 10 persons. This cove is well sheltered from the sun and the background is the ever lovely green foliage of the Northern Range and the emerald green waters of the Caribbean Sea.

(2) We veer on the right and head on to the main beach which is a long beach and the overall views of the Northern Range and the Caribbean Sea stands majestically as you savor the natural beauty of Balata Bay.

 

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR EXPEDITION.

 Long/short trousers. Whatever your preference.

 Tops with long/short sleeves. Certainly no sleeveless please.

 Hiking shoes or even trainers, but with good grips on the soles.

 A Backpack is a must. Both arms must always be free.

 A hat/cap; whatever your preference especially for the first leg of the trek.

 Good supply of drinking water, juices, fruits, sandwiches, snacks and even hard candies for that bit of energy just in case.

 Mosquito repellant especially if your skin is sensitive to mosquito bites.

 Change of clothing to be left in the vehicles. 

 

Duration of expedition:

6 hours

Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 8:00am

Drive time from P.O.S. to North Coast Road - 45 minutes

 

HIKE FEE

TTD $1,000. (USD $170.): 1- 10 persons

 

TRANSPORTATION FEE (Optional)

(1- 4 persons): TTD $300. (USD $50.)

(5- 10 persons): $750. (USD $125.)

 

Special rates available for groups of more than 10 persons