Tobago Forest Reserve

Currently Open
  • Address: Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Island, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching

The Forest reserve that is also known as The Main Ridge forest reserve is the oldest protected part of land in the western Hemisphere. This was declared as a protected site by the English more than a couple of centuries ago. The purpose to protect these more than thousand acres of land was to conserve water and also the environment for the future generations. The place now receives the largest amount of rainfall on the whole Caribbean Island and is thus so lush and green.

The forest reserve is home to numerous species of flora and fauna that includes almost all types of mammal and other exotic plants and bird varieties found in the Caribbean island. The most remarkable among all these is the White Tailed Sabrewing hummingbird that is still coping with the tragic thunderstorm that hit the island quite a few years ago. The other animal species include more than 20 varieties of non poisonous snakes, lizards and numerous birds. The gecko is another animal that you will see here but it is not found in any other place in the world.

The rain forest receives many visitors everyday and they have all facilities to welcome and guide them so that they feel very comfortable. The beautiful waterfalls are another sight to behold in this mesmerizing part of the island.

Tobago Forest Reserve Travel Tips

  • It is better to take a guided tour and follow instructions given by the officers in charge. 

How to Reach Tobago Forest Reserve

  • The nearest airport is the Tobago International Airport.

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  • Tobago Forest Reserve Address: Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tobago Forest Reserve Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Tobago Forest Reserve(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tobago Forest Reserve: 03:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Scarborough include Tobago Forest Reserve in their plan

  • 46.43% of people start their Tobago Forest Reserve visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Tobago Forest Reserve

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tobago Forest Reserve

People normally club together Argyle Waterfalls and Pigeon Point Beach while planning their visit to Tobago Forest Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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