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.
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.
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
Breathtaking View of Macqueripe Bay