Deep in the heart of the Northern Range, surrounded by rainforest, is a place called Brasso Seco, Paria. Sheltered from the fast pace and hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle that is Trinidad’s east-west corridor, lies this sleepy and relaxed community where traditions of cooking with roucou, pound plantain or breadfruit, being kind, courteous and neighbourly are the norm. Hands are tough from wielding cutlasses in gardens while farming and faces break into warm generous smiles at first glance. Harvest Festivals and Family Days are annual events to which family, friends, well wishers, and those out for a relaxed afternoon of great of culinary delights are invited. This is contrasted and complemented by the rugged yet stunningly beautiful rainforest covered mountains surrounding the village and coffee and cocoa plants.
Paria Springs Eco-Community is proud to announce its first accommodations will be located in this community. Several community members have repaired homes, annexes and rooms to accommodate guests. Available are single and double rooms, along with two houses. The current total number of rooms stands at eight, and more rooms are being prepared for guests as this is being printed.
The first is owned by Victor Martin and located on the Mon Bleu/Paria Road about 4 miles outside the village. It is a self-contained annex with one bedroom containing one single and one double bed, one bathroom with shower, a living room and a kitchen. It has stunning views of the mountain range and the sea seven miles distant. Meal plans are not available here, and you will have to cook for yourself or someone from the village can be retained to do so.
Rosa Bravo offers a room in her home, which has just been fully renovated. This is just on the outskirts from the village and is backed by the Aripo Mountain Range. Rosa offers only a full meal plan as she is the queen of her kitchen and can whip up many a local culinary delight.
The Pachecos’ offer a 4-bedroom home in the centre of the village. It is also newly renovated and equipped with a large kitchen, bathroom with shower, dinning and living room. Three of the rooms have double beds and one has a single bed. Here you have the choice of full or simple meal plans or you may cook for yourself. This home also offers a sleeping area where one can place sleeping mats or bags on the floor.
Just outside the village and near to Rosa Bravo is the house on a hill, Patsy Rose’s place. This is a three-bedroom house with one shower and two toilets and sinks, a kitchen and a dining/living room. Meal plans are available here, however it really lends itself to do it yourself cooking or someone can be retained.
Paria Springs Eco-Community will take booking for these accommodations. Full meal plan packages with tours, airport transfers are available. You can put together your own package; choose the accommodations, whether you wish birding, hiking, cycling or natural history tours, or not, if you wish to cook or sample true Caribbean fare. Packages to suit your own personal requirements will be provided.
Accommodations: US$25 per person, per night.
Airport Transfers: US$25 per person
Tours vary in price from US$20 per person to US$75 depending on what is the tour's destination, how long the tour is and what is provided on the tour. Tours in the area will not be more than US$45 per person, however tours are offered to all parts of Trinidad. Tours are also available in Tobago. For a full list of tours email Courtenay Rooks at r
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