Avocat Waterfall
Avocat Waterfall
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Sailing Vessel P
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Just attempted to get here, I dont think the road has been maintained since covid. In our rental car we made a valiant attempt but only 20 minutes out the road became impassable for a car with only 6'' of clearance. If you had a SUV, truck or jeep you could defiantly make it, but in a compact car you will defiantly be scarping bottom a lot. I will say that the drive is indeed beautiful.
Written 1 June 2023
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MelbourneMitch
Woodbrook, Trinidad33 contributions
Sept 2019
Just off the road there is a private parking area that is protected and safe. They will provide basic instructions on how to walk to the falls over a trail, through the river and up to the falls. Bring your bathing suit and footwear that can get wet. Bring food to picnic. Good for youngsters and active adults. Not those who do not like walking through water and on narrow paths.
Written 7 March 2020
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Phil McC
San Francisco, CA45 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I drove there on my own, parked in the yard for TT30 and hiked the path to the river, just follow the road until you reach the river then turn left and follow the path/river and look for a steep path on the right hand side just where the river splits. The water coming in from the right comes from the waterfall so you can swim up if you don't fancy the path. At various points you will need to walk in the river (or maybe there's a better way that I did not find since I went on my own without a guide). I went in flip flops but it is slippery in several spots. your feet will get wet. Nice vertical drop into the pool below. Well worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2020
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RossBlake
Cranbrook, Canada929 contributions
Nov 2019
We wanted to visit at least one waterfall in Trinidad. That may seem like an odd statement, but after looking at things to do with related to nature, it became clear that Trinidad is simply overrun with waterfalls. Many of them are stunning, a few are small and they are literally everywhere. I chose Avocat after a suggestion, managing to fit it in between Maracas Beach and Asa Wright Nature Centre.

The waterfall is at the end of a 1km 20-25 minute hike. There is a car park with some simple toilets and the trailhead starts at the end of a dirt road. The trail crosses the creek a couple of times and was exceptionally muddy. Our guide from Sensational Tours and Transport, “Sweet” Nick, had his own gumboots. We had not realised how wet it would be, so we were wearing sneakers.

The hike is not difficult, besides a muddy natural staircase at the end just before the waterfall. If you are prone to slipping, hiking poles would help. Just take your time. The hike is worth the trouble.

The waterfall itself is tall and has a steady flow of water. The pool is cool and refreshing, and adequately deep. There’s a rope to assist swimmers in and out. There is a decent ledge under the waterfall that is accessible to climb. The pool is surrounded by large rocks, perfect for sunning yourself afterwards. The spray from the falls will affect cameras, so be wary of electronics that shouldn’t be wet.

We saw a couple of blue emperor butterflies floating in the air around the waterfalls. We ended up staying for an hour, swimming and taking photos. W could have spent a lot longer, and potentially could have packed a lunch, but we were wanting to visit Asa Wright Nature Centre for the afternoon tour.
Written 20 February 2020
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Mariana R
Trinidad51 contributions
Dec 2019
I enjoyed most of the drive to go to the falls but after a while the road was rough and narrow. We parked at a guys yard and paid $30.00 TT, there are toilets and a changing room. It took approximately 30 mins walk it was very scenic.
It’s a small waterfall and a small area for swimming. You can go behind the waterfall, I also climbed to the top of the waterfall and explored further which is a must do for adventurous people. Of course it’s a river walk so water shoes are required.
Written 8 January 2020
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Butters19
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was a great experience. The waterfall was beautiful. We were able to have it all alone.
BRING HIKING SHOES, or shoes you do not mind losing or getting dirty. Nick is a PHENOMENAL guide. He really knows the country’s history. The hike was short and beautiful, and peaceful. Book with Sensational Tours!
Written 4 January 2020
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nkpesq
kingston, pa23 contributions
Dec 2019
It was a great tour, absolutely beautiful as well, however, be prepared! Water shoes are a must. You will be in water sometimes hip-high. Didn't know that before we went, but we did have appropriate shoes, so it worked out.
The tour requires some semi-strenuous climbing, so be prepared for that as well. Being in reasonable physical shape will work.
Overall, great experience!
Written 3 January 2020
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
Dec 2019
The hike takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the waterfall, depending on your speed. You cannot do this hike without water booties/shoes (slip resistant; cost about $5-$10 online) or a good pair of sneakers (NOT worn out ones seeing their last days that are stripped down on the underside and have minimal friction).

Once you get to the waterfall, the cool water makes for a lovely and refreshing swim. You can also climb to the top, don't be that guy hanging off the ledge to take a selfie nor the one to think about jumping.
Written 29 December 2019
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Kurt H
17 contributions
Dec 2019
My wife and I thought we would find a simple hike to enjoy the quite side of the island. At first we were a little worried about the drive from Port of Spain, but after a couple of hours we arrived excited to begin our journey into the countryside. The hike was simple, but you will be walking across rocks in the water and climbing wet dirt trails, so be prepared for this easy adventure. This is a beautiful hike through the stream and hillsides with the result of a beautiful waterfall. Please try to spend at least a 3 to 4 hours to really enjoy the scenery. Also, note the trail is not marked, so you'll have to use your tracking skills to find your way.
Written 28 December 2019
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olufunlolaf
28 contributions
Mar 2019
Did this earlier on in the year.This tour was combined with a visit to the beach and it was actually an alternative option suggested by Nick (Sensational Tours) after a Gasparee Caves Tour was cancelled and it turned out to be wonderful.You wade through cooling streams and though the trek was tricky in one or 2 spots it wasn't enough to make it impossible.There were families there with kids.You just need a good pair of trainers and you can use a stick which is really helpful.No flip flops.Nick the guide was an absolute scream.v.entertaining and knows pretty much everything there is too know about the Island.Good choice of tour & guide.
Written 17 September 2019
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