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The Santa Barbara Estate

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Plantation House

a hidden treasure in the hills of Trinidad


The Santa Barbara Estate


Santa Barbara Estate nestles deep in the Maracas Valley.  It's a wonderful place to explore, not only for the scenery, but also for the wildlife. Secluded but not isolated, staying at Plantation House is an experience not to be missed.  Guests can relax and experience the natural beauty of the scenery from the veranda, or explore the valley and the rest of the island, at their own pace.

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Driving yourself, care of one of the many local car rental companies, will give you the freedom to explore at your own pace.  Alternatively, you can travel cheaply and get a flavour of local life using the shared taxi routes!


The north coast and the Northern Range, stretching from Chaguaramas in the west almost to Toco in the east,provide the most dramatic scenery in Trinidad.  There are many good roads into the many valleys

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that separate the peaks, leading to sleepy fishing villages and isolated settlements beneath the towering rainforest canopy.

Here too, you will catch sight of some of the numerous birds and animals that inhabit this part of the island.

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