The community of Brasso Seco is an established destination for visitors with interest in culture, hiking and birding. They have trained local guides and a variety of trails to access some of the 300 species of birds that have been documented in this region. For those with limited time or hiking abilities, just walking around the village can provide glimpses of many common species as well as various raptors, trogons and beautiful hummingbirds. For the more adventurous, there are trails leading through the forests or to Trinidad’s highest peak where you may be lucky to catch glimpses of the less seen forest and high altitude birds such as the Scaled Antpitta, the Yellow-legged Thrush and the Blue-capped Tanager just to name a few. The Endangered and Endemic Trinidad Piping Guan can also be found in this region.
In addition to guided birding hikes, Brasso Seco can provide catering and accommodation through their Visitor Facility and local host and guest homes. It is the ideal destination for those wanting to experience and support a bit of Trinidad’s rural lifestyle while also having an amazing birding experience!
The Brasso Seco Tourism Action Committee can take care of all your travel arrangements to get you to the village once you are in Trinidad. They are just over an hour drive from the airport and 16 miles from the nearest city of Arima. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 868-718-8605 to make reservations for transportation, accommodation and guided hikes. Visit their website at www.brassosecoparia.com for more details, pictures and information.