Thursday 29 October, 2020

5 outdoor staycation activities to do in T&T

You could go ATV driving at Team 99 Vybez Funpark in  Mayaro

You could go ATV driving at Team 99 Vybez Funpark in Mayaro

With borders closed, there is an opportunity for families to really explore Trinidad and Tobago and enjoy what the country has to offer.

While we are still observing COVID-19 restrictions, there are lots of fun, outdoor activities you can enjoy with your family and friends all over this twin-island.

Here are five activities you should definitely check out.

ATV driving in Mayaro

Who says road trip? Pack some food, make sure your drinks are cold in the ice and head on down to Mayaro for some fun at Team99 Vybez Fun Park. With cabanas, a pool, a playground and even a mini zoo, this spacious venue is great for a family outing. The real attraction, however, are the ATVs. There are electric ATVs for children under 12, larger gas ATVs for children between 12 and 16 and for anyone over 16, there are the big ATVs that you can ride on an expansive area of land with different courses. There is a mud course that will leave you covered in mud, a course for advanced riders and regular course with steep slopes and hills. Adult ATVs are $150 for half an hour. Other rates apply for use of cabanas and for children.

Swim with Horses in Buccoo

Looking for a relaxing experience? At Retreat with Horses you can enjoy relaxing yoga and meditation and enjoy the healing spirit of our horses by leading them through a swim in the Caribbean Sea. You can book a Swim and Trail Session along the coastline of the Caribbean Sea with a horseback riding tour of Buccoo Bay, through the wetland and mangroves.

Ziplining in Chaguaramas

Ziplining is not for the faint hearted but if you love the thrill of zipping over a forest or the sea then you should definitely try this out with Zip iTT. Based in Chaguaramas, the eight lines takes you over Macqueripe Bay and through the forest. Ziplines are for anyone over the age of 10 and everyone is required to sign a waiver.  Rates are: $200 per person and group rates are available. Cash is not accepted.

Splashing in 5 Islands Water Park

The newest attraction on the Southwestern peninsula, the 5 Islands Water Park is a great place to beat the heat and have fun. From an imitation beach with waves to slides for adults and children alike, the park is made for family adventure. Parents can relax on the lazy river that winds its way around the park and there are cabanas available for rent. The park is offering special entry fee for the water and amusement parks. Guests 48” and over pay $250, guests 36” to 47” pay $150 and guests under 36” are free. Masks are required upon entry and hands must be washed and sanitised.

Take a Bioluminescence tour

Not all fun adventures take place during the day. In Tobago you could have a magical night experience on a bioluminescence tour. Stand Up Paddle offers tours from Pigeon Point that takes you to the mangroves where plankton glows blue when disturbed. You can paddle yourself or take a kayak tour to see this amazing phenomenon.


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