Winter Is A Perfect Time To Travel The Caribbean

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ne of the best times of year to travel to the Caribbean is during the winter season. Traveling to the region between January and March is a great way to escape the northern winter cold and enjoy the tropical weather, along with the picturesque Beaches and stunning shoreline.  

 

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Belize. Photo by Stephanie Klepacki on Unsplash 

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hen visiting the Caribbean during the winter season, you are met with excellent weather conditions. The atmosphere is usually drier and less humid. The temperatures are in the mid-80s and prevail throughout most of the region. The trade winds make the environment comfortable day and night, which is great for outdoor activities, like hiking mountain trails or just laying on the beach soaking up the sun.

Photo by David Vives on Unsplash 

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mong the numerous choices, Trinidad and Tobago is rated one of the best of the Caribbean countries to travel to between January through to March.  These are usually the busiest months of the year. Not only is the weather great with drier air and comfortable temperatures, but Trinidad also promises an environment of good Caribbean food, music and entertainment. 

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ther Caribbean countries offer similar activities so, whichever you choose you’re still in for a treat. Compared to other vacation spots, the Caribbean countries are not crowded during the winter season, so if you are an introvert or someone who prefers a less crowded place for vacation, then the winter season is the best time for you to travel the Caribbean. 

While you may not find the “rock bottom” rates of the low season, you most certainly will find great deals and excellent packages to fit your budget at this time of the year.  

The Stunning Bamboo Cathedral

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he Bamboo Cathedral in Trinidad and Tobago has it all. It is the perfect place for a peaceful walk with breathtaking views and gorgeous photo backdrops.  It is located in Tucker valley in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago. The lovely Cathedral is a 300 metre stretch of paved road which leads to a steep 3.5-kilometre hill of the Cazabon trail.  The Bamboo Cathedral is a beautiful spot for engagement and wedding photos. 

The striking beauty of the Bamboo Cathedral with its green scenery and towering wispy branches that bend towards each other creates a magnificent arc reminiscent of the Cazabon trail.  The trail was named after Trinidad and Tobago master artist and national hero Michael Jean Cazabon. He romanticized the Bamboo Cathedral in the 19th century with his water-colour portrayals that capture the undisturbed moment and heavenly beauty of the Cathedral.

 

 

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alking or cycling the Bamboo Cathedral, you can hear the creaking of the giant bamboo and the rustling of the leaves. You might even be lucky to catch a glimpse of the Red Howler Monkey swinging through the branches.  Colourful butterflies and numerous species populate the Chaguaramas National Park. The “Cathedral” has remained unchanged for over 150 years.

Cazabon Trail 

Go for a hike along the Cazabon trail that acts as an aisle of the Bamboo Cathedral that meets the tucker valley main road on the way north of Macqueripe Bay. Another end of the trail meets the base of a steep hill that leads to the derelict Chaguaramas Missile Tracking Station. The station formed part of the then US naval base that was based in Chaguaramas from 1959 to 1971. 

The Cazabon trail provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Tucker Valley and the rugged north coast.  Both the Tracking Station and the Bamboo Cathedral are two popular national heritage locations in Trinidad.

Chaguaramas Missile Tracking Station

Macqueripe Bay

Breathtaking View of Macqueripe Bay