This bay is located deep in the woods of the Moruga forest on the south coast of Trinidad. This hike begins at the Moruga spring bridge where we take a short walk before entering into the thick southern forest filled with balata, silk cotton, wild chataigne, roseau, carat, and cocorite that provides a canopy that shades you from the direct rays of the sun.
The forest is inhabited by a variety of wildlife and along the way the red howler monkeys are sometimes spotted in the tree tops with the male howler monkey performing its mating calls that echoes through the forest. Apart from the joys of being in a natural pristine environment, the other attraction of this hike is Canari Bay, a secluded beach with miles of inviting sands and warm soothing waters. If the hike did not melt all the stress of daily life, this beach will take the remnants away.
Q & A ABOUT Moruga
Moruga is located south of Basse Terre along the southern coastline and some of its communities are Fifth Company Village, Grand Chemin, La Lune, La Retrecht, La Rufin,L’Anse Mitan, Marac, and Rock River. Fifth Company Village was named after the Black American Baptist ex-soldiers who migrated to Trinidad in 1816. From the late-1800s to the early-1900s, many Venezuelans came by boat to settle in Moruga bringing with them such Christmas traditions as parang music and pastelles (corn pies). Visitors to the area can enjoy bird watching at La Rufin or sea bathing at the beaches of La Lune and Marac. The La Lune river runs through the area with a suspension bridge that connects La Rufin on the west to La Retrecht on the east. The economy of Moruga is based on fishing and agriculture. So come visit this simple village with its rich history and culture.
Rating: Moderately Challenging (5)
Duration: 3 hrs one way