Manzanilla Beach Walk

SATURDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2020

THE BEACHCOMBERS EVENT

Meeting place: The "EXIT" of Pricesmart on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, ARIMA

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at Manzanilla Bay: 8:00am

Estimated completion time of the walk at Nariva River Mouth: 12:00pm LATEST

The rating of this beach walk is (5) Moderately Challenging

Distance covered in this hike: 8.5 miles

Welcome to Manzanilla Beach, located in the extreme south-easterly etch of Trinidad. Here is where the Atlantic Ocean in Trinidad is located and here is the layout of our itinerary for the day's event.

When we arrive at Manzanilla Boardwalk, we all will drive in and offload all of our passengers here at the Boardwalk. Pending on the amount of us attending, couple of our vehicles will follow me further down at the Nariva Bridge, that is, where the hike ends and we will park here. Drivers of those cars will be transported back to the start point where we all will begin our beach walk. Everybody will have their change of clothes placed in the cars that will be parked at the finish.

Important note here is that the "HIGH TIDE" is carded for 10.09am that morning and regardless of the tide, we will definitely have sufficient beach to still enjoy all the way to the finish. The walk is ideally suited for everybody of varying fitness levels meaning folks, you can walk.....run or a combination of both all the way down the beach until you simply cannot go any further as the Nariva River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is here you will make yourself comfortable until we all meet back together.

Once we are all together, we will relax, eat and have a swim at the River and then, we make our way back up the beach for 1 mile until we see our vehicles parked and awaiting our presence.

Now folks.....here's the deal......we will all change and head on back to the Boardwalk where our long awaited cold beverages will be there for us.

Duration & Cost

9 Hours (Drive from North to South-East Trinidad and Hike time combined)

Duration from the Boardwalk, Manzanilla to Nariva River Mouth (One way) - 4 hours very maximum

HIKE COST

TTD $150. per adult

Inclusive of cold soft beverages after the walk

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.

Bath suits can be worn under your hike clothing.

Highly recommended that you wear long sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please, otherwise you can get bad sun burn

Wear a good pair of sneakers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.

Bring along a cap or a broad brimmed hat preferably.

Sunglasses will be an important asset.

Walk with a generous amount of drinking water/power drinks if you desire and snacks to munch along the way.

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 "Beachcombers Event", no more than "(20) twenty 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 Pricesmart, Arima to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our beach walk.

  4. Wear your face mask if you so desire.

  5. Along the way, there will be 2 stops to ensure that our convoy remain together and no one is displaced.