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“Great Experience at the Caves!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gasparee Caves

Gasparee Caves
Gaspar Grande, Trinidad
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Ranked #20 of 79 things to do in Trinidad
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“Great Experience at the Caves!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

For the first time in my life I visited the Gasparee Caves in Gasparre Island, Chaguaramas. It is an experience worth effort and for the price, once cannot go wrong. I couldn'r believe that there was such an intiguing cave sysytem so close to the city of Port of Spain. To get there you have to take a boat from the CDA jetty and travel across. Your fees include a guide who, I think Mr. Gordon was very helpful. But seriously to the Caves: one would be amazed at the natural treasure of these caves. It a nice hike so you better be moderately fit. When you get to the cave you decend like 200 steps down into the grotto to view the underwater pool and stalagmite and stalagtire formations. In the main caves, you will se some very interestings and intriguing shapes carved into the limestone. These include the phantom's bedroom, the kissing couple, the starfish and the face up to the roof. The system of sinkholes gives a unique lighting to the cave.

Overall I found the total experience: the boat ride, the hike to and from and the visit to the cave to be a very good ecperience. And heres the best part: you can do this adventure in 1/2 day give or take and it will not ocost a familiy of 5 not $500. I trust that going forward, the CDA would ensure preservation of this location and encourage more visitors, both local and foriegn.

You can walk with you cooler and snacks since there are adequate facilities for the public.

Lystra Marajh

Visited August 2013
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Maraval, Trinidad
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“Really cool cave system”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went on an organised tour with Courtney Rooks, a local Trinidad nature and adventure guide. The boat ride was enjoyable and the cave particularly interesting as the cave is filled with sea water. It seeps through the cracks in the limestone and is at the same height as sea level. The cave is very large and part of the roof has collapsed which provides a large part of the cave with natural day light and a crown of tree roots. The stalagmites and stalactites are no longer growing and it's quite dry inside the cave. There are a few bats but not many. Overall a really cool cave system to visit.

Visited January 2013
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“oh sweet cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Taking a time out with family and friends to experience sweet tnt. One amazing place to visit would be gasparee cave. The journey is exciting from a boat ride at island home boating yard to the gasparee island. Here a nice cool trek takes you to a wonderful picnic site and the opening to the amazing gasparee cave. Thanks to CDA for excellent maintanence of the cave. Do take your family out to the cave.

Visited July 2013
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“Island caves”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Getting to the Gasparee Caves you'll need to go through the Chaguaramas Development Authority to setup the tour. Normally, it takes a group outing of at least 10 people. It's $70 TT each for the tour, then $35 TT to park at the Marina, and $25 TT each for the roundtrip boat ride. The boat ride itself was really the highlight of the trip. It's a short 10 minute boat ride to the landing where you then take a paved walkway to the lodge by the cave entrance for a short break. Bring water and food. They do have bathrooms there, but you might want to bring your own TP and some hand sanitizer if they're out of both. The caves themselves are interesting. It's a steep stairwell down into the recesses of the caves. Best to wear good walking shoes as it gets slippery and the lighting is poor. You'll likely see bats throughout the cave, so be aware of this if you don't like bats. Nothing to worry about from them except for the guano you'll likely get on your hands. The tour is ok. While interesting to see something like this in Trinidad, there isn't a wow factor here. One visit was enough. Do not bring small children under the age of 8. Those under 8 were pretty miserable on the tour. The cave temperature was warm and it gets humid there compared to the surface temperature. You'll get some decent pics. Swimming isn't the norm, but I hear you can do so if it's a small tour. We didn't get the opportunity. An ok outing, but best done so without small children and having enough water to last for acouple hours.

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting story behind the caves”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The walk to the Gasparee Caves was very long and tiring (especially since the weather in Trinidad is very humid and hot), but the caves were very interesting. I went with a group of people and the tour guide who led us there gave us very useful information about the plants that we saw along the way. The scenery is gorgeous and you can see the Gulf of Paria, and even a shadow of Venezuela at one point i remember that the tour guide pointed this out to us. If you are adventurous, not afraid of heights and you're not afraid of getting a little wet, you may really enjoy this trip! It's a very peaceful and breezy trek to the Caves but the Caves were very muggy. I am not sure how well this site in Trinidad exemplifies a sustainable tourism model since i remember that there was a sign warning visitors against swimming, yet the tour guides allowed visitors to swim. That's just one aspect of the whole experience that made me question the management of the site which to me is part of sustaining it. The boat ride to the Caves was not very long though but you get magnificent views of the landscape along the way and it's definitely worth the ride.

Visited April 2013
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