This destination is rated number one amongst all others along the north coast and begins in the remote village of Blanchisseuse. The hike begins on a road that turns into a scenic hiking trail.
Here the real test begins as you meet a series of up hills. Step out at Turtle Rock where you are afforded fascinating views of the picturesque landscape. From there we continue onwards to Paria where we are greeted by the ever popular Church Rock or Pointe L’eglise. This rock is approximately 50 feet high with a hollow smack in the centre. From here we stroll along 3,000 feet of white sand of the astonishing beach where you can relax and soak up the sea. Just off the beach, lies a trail that leads you to the sparkling, emerald waters of the Paria Falls where you become virtually lost in total enchantment. From here make your way back to the Spring Bridge in Blanchisseuse but not before ascending the famous Kilimanjaro hill, breaking the backs of even the best hiker. Paria is not just a hike but a place for both river and beach lovers alike.
RATING: Moderately Challenging (5)
DURATION: 2 1/2 hours one way
CATEGORY: Waterfall and Beach Destination