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BARBADOS - ecotourism
Close to Welchman Hall Gully is the magnificent Harrisons Cave, a wonderful tourist attraction as well as an educational tool for all. The Harrisons Cave Tour starts with a slide show tracking the development of this small coral island of Barbados from the beginning of its history, forced upwards out of the ocean by the movement of the earth’s plates to become one of only two non – volcanic islands in the Caribbean. (The other is Barbuda)
There is a wonderful variety of bird and animal life to
Tree lovers have a wealth of options to choose from in Barbados with some ancient treasures still going strong, such as the mighty Baobabs of Queens Park and Warrens
Colourful delights are the Immortelles and Red Tulip trees
The flowering trees of Barbados are truly breathtaking
Including the Cassia and this mystery tree that no-one seems to be able to identify…
There are many in Barbados that treasure trees and the contribution they make to diet, island temperature and beauty. The struggle to preserve and plant in the face of progress is an ongoing challenge.
STRESSING that “Greening Barbados” still had
a long way to go, social historian Dr Karl Watson has called for at least
Hikes and tours
Hike Barbados claims to take you places most visitors never discover! Organised by the Barbados National Trust in conjunction with Treading Lightly, Hike Barbados is highly recommended.
Walk through ancient tropical forests, hike down cart roads and between cane fields, through interior gullies and over coastal areas, exploring the diversity of Barbados.
The hikes are FREE and visitors are welcome, however donations to the Barbados National Trust and Treading Lightly are always welcome to help continue the work of preserving our natural environment.
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Dress appropriately in loose clothing, comfortable hiking
boots/sports shoes, remember your sunscreen depending upon your skin type,
visitors to the island are recommended to use nothing less than Factor
15, hat and sunglasses. Bring your camera, binoculars and a bottle of
The "Stop 'n' Stare" group walks for 5-6 miles,
The "Here and There" group 8-10 miles,
The "Grin and Bear" group 12-14 miles.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours.
The Arbib Nature and Heritage Trail
There are two trails to choose from a 7.5 km and a 5.5 km.
This interactive guided trail must be pre booked by 3 pm the day before.
The usual advice is given in relation to clothes, shoes, fluid intake and sun protection.
Hikes are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 2.30 pm.
Contact us for rates and availability
The Scotland District
Barbados is blessed with many natural phenomena. Tropical gullies, ocean tide pools, underground caves with waterfalls and lakes, a flower forest and mangrove swamps. Birdwatching can be a rewarding experience in this landscape.
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Barbados Music and Entertainment
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