Tobago Forest Reserve, Scarborough
Tobago Forest Reserve, Scarborough - Address
Address: Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Tobago Forest Reserve, Scarborough
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 Information
- It is better to take a guided tour and follow instructions given by the officers in charge.
How To reach Tobago Forest Reserve by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Tobago International Airport.
Restaurants Near Tobago Forest Reserve
- Pasta Gallery
- Bago’s Beach Bar
- Table for Two
- Bonkers Restaurant
- Salsa Kitchen Tapas Restaurant
- Shirvan Watermill Restaurant
- La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant
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