Details on Balata Bay

SUNDAY 19TH JULY 2020

BELLY BURNERS EVENT

Meeting place: The "Look-Out", North Coast Road

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 6:45am

Estimated completion time of the hike: 12:30pm LATEST

Rating of this hike is (5) moderately challenging

Another secluded beach along the North Coast before the popular Maracas Bay. We park our vehicles on the North Coast Road and we start our downhill trek firstly on secondary land where we are exposed to the elements due to this spot being a garden and all the forest trees had been cut down. Four minutes into the walk, we eventually come to natural forest with generous tree shade all the way downhill, together with clean and clearly cut terrain every step of the way until after about 30 minutes, we hear the sounds of the waves on the seashore. Welcome to Balata Bay folks. Once the tide is low, we will be in for a treat as this beach is very attractive.  The size of the beach is long hereby affording you the opportunity in taking a good walk along the seashore whilst enjoying the surrounding mountains all around you. There is also another beach for you to enjoy and that is a really neat small cove that is very well sheltered for those who love seclusion.

One word of caution though and that is after having a great time at the beach, the uphill trek will of course be steady and steep.

Duration & Cost

6 Hours Tour/Hike

Duration to Balata Bay downhill : 35 minutes

Duration from Balata Bay back uphill : 1 hour

HIKE COST

TTD $100. per person

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment

Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made

Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost

Attire & General Information

Wear long/short trousers.

Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.

Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring along mosquito repellent.

Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.

Important Notice - Re: COVID-19

Due to the state of  this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Hike Funatic Event", no more than "(15) fifteen hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.

Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart the Look-Out to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Along the way, we will be taking the Sangre Grande route because of the horrible state of the Valencia Main Road which can cause extensive damage to your vehicle.