|Hike to Angel Falls |
Friday, April 1 2011
The Caribbean Hiking Adventures Limited will make the trek to Angel Falls on Trinidad’s North Coast this Sunday.
The starting point of the hike is Zorro Village, hidden along the North Coast Road just before Las Cuevas. Hikers will trek along flat terrain until they come to a river where the water is shallow and invitingly cool.
Eventually they will come upon a hill that is not steep but constant all the way to the top.
Along the journey, hikers will be treated to very lush and green forest and a small waterfall carved into the forest corner.
As the hill flattens, the roar of the falls echoes in the distance luring each hiker until we meet the magnificent Angel Falls; three levels of falls that are perfect for a dip or just relaxing under the cool running waters.
The name Angel Falls comes from the visual impact it leaves on all.
As the water cascades from the crack of the mountain, it portrays a celestial, mystical appearance creating an angelic effect.
Las Cuevas is known not only as one of the crown fishing villages on the Northern Coast but also for the long 2.2 kilometers beach that has a lot of hidden wonders.
The name “Las Cuevas” is the Spanish word for caves.
The southwest end of the beach is dotted with submerged and explorable caves; a great adventure for thrill seekers.
Las Cuevas is not only a picturesque beach but calmer than Maracas beach because it is more sheltered, making it a non- swimmer’s paradise.
The water is clear and provides excellent swimming and all round fun in the water.
The hike is rated moderate and lasts for one and a half hours one way.
Hikers are asked to assemble on the Brian Lara Promenade opposite Nicholas Towers in Port-of-Spain at 7am for a 7.45 am departure.
Online registration closes tomorrow at 6 pm.