Caribbean Hiking in Rainforests
Discover Caribbean hiking trails, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife & flora
Caribbean hiking in rainforests is an activity all visitors to the Caribbean should experience, at least once… to discover the lush landscapes and tropical flora, and to listen to the sounds of the Caribbean’s exotic birds and tropics – all within a few miles of the alluring beaches
The Caribbean is not all about lazing around on the beautiful beaches, sipping rum punches and getting a suntan, so while you’re on your Caribbean vacation why not discover the cool and lush dense interior of the islands – the rainforests. Many of the islands are blessed with verdant rainforests which offer a range of hiking trails from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. So take a Caribbean rainforest hike… it won’t take you long to realise that the rainforests are just as beautiful as the beaches.
Caribbean hiking rainforest adventures
You’ll find exhilarating Caribbean hiking trails on many islands in the region. If you are visiting St Lucia, and you are quite fit, hire a guide and hike up the Gros Piton, the climb is steep but you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views of the island of St Lucia.
Take a serious look at the lush volcanic island of Dominica, a great Caribbean hiking island as well as adventure activities. If you like serious trekking then Dominica could be for you, particularly if your passion is long distance trekking. You’ll find a hiking trail that runs the whole length of the island, through thick rainforest and along precipitous ridges. It’s the 115-mile long Waitukubuli National Trail.
Below is a list of destinations where you will find Caribbean rainforest hiking trails. Beside the Caribbean hiking destination is the name of a popular hiking trail. There are, of course, plenty more hiking trails not listed.
Popular Caribbean hiking trails
Antigua – Signal Hill
Belize – various rainforest hiking experiences
Costa Rica – South Caribbean
Dominica – Morne Trois Piton
Dominican Republic – rainforest hike to natural pools and waterfalls
Grenada – Grand Etang
Guadeloupe – La Soufriere
Jamaica – the Blue Mountain
Martinique – Grand Riviere/Le Precheur coastal rainforests
Montserrat – expanding network of hiking trails
Nevis – Jessups rainforest
Puerto Rico – El Yunque
St Croix, USVI – Creque Dam area
St Eustatius – The Quill
St Kitts – Mount Liamuiga
St Lucia – the Pitons
St Vincent – Vermont Nature Trail, Cumberland Nature Trail
Tortola, BVI – Sage Mountain
Trinidad – the Asa Wright Nature Centre
Other Caribbean adventures and activities
To discover other adventure activities available in different countries throughout the region, go to the Caribbean Adventure Guides section and click on the country you are interested in visiting.
Hiking in Montserrat
Valley of Desolation, Dominica
Grenada hiking trail
Rainforest chilling out
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