This was originally named El Caracol (the snail) by Christopher Columbus because of its shape. Now the island is known the Trinidad’s weekend getaway for campers, hikers and tourist alike. An abandoned 900 acres island cover with vegetation’s such as Salt-fish Wood, Sugar Apple , Silk Cotton, Cactus and Naked Indian. The island also hold a variety of cozy beaches such as La Tinta and coves and gives you the pleasure of talking a swim or just a soak in the true Caribbean waters. With the forest of Chacahacare lies the infamous salt pond, this large body of water that is separated from sea by a strip of land, even thought is not the best for swimming it’s a sight worth walking for, in early days this pond was used to extract salt for cooking. The island was one used to cultivate ground provision, cotton and sugar apple and also the site of a whaling station and a leper colony, and also once gain the title for being the oldest light house the western hemisphere. This island is not just a weekend stop and a place diverse in culture and history, a place everyone should see.
Rating – Easy.
Duration – 6 hrs.