Details on Balata Bay

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


TTD $150. per person (5 persons minimum)

Payment is to be made at any branch of Republic Bank, Account # 320466690701 in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T". Once payment is made and a receipt is given, kindly Whats app to 868-740-2860 or email to for confirmation thank you. Do remember, who pays first will get the preferential treatment.

Transportation can be provided. Call for details.


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.