Castara, Tobago
Hummingbird - a common site around Castara

Castara & Services

Castara BayCastara is a small fishing village of 500 inhabitants on the Caribbean coast, just 45 minutes from the airport. The local houses are dotted around the hillsides overlooking the two stunningly beautiful beaches and backed by the rainforest.

The coral reef on the Little Bay is world class and is easily accessible, even for modest swimmers. Castara Waterfall is a 10 minute walk into the rainforest and offers a refreshing swim in water that is slightly cooler than the ocean.

The village has good services with several local restaurants and bars, and a cluster of simple stores selling food, vegetables and basic household goods. You can eat out, or cook for yourself, or ask Jeanell or one of her friends to cook for you in your apartment.

The Little Bay at CastaraThe locals have a reputation for being friendly and approachable, and Porridge and Jeanell offer the best possible introduction to local life with advice on where to go, who with and what it costs.

There are simple wonderful boat trips, available offering picnics, barbques, fishing and snorkelling, with any or all of these options available at reasonable prices.

There is fish for sale everyday, fresh off the boats that arrive back each afternoon, of from the seine fishing nets that are pulled in onto the beach. Home made bread, baked in mud ovens by local ladies, is for sale beside the school on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Porridge and his minibusPorridge has a well established business for taking people to and from the airport for a fee of 250TT per journey per couple. He also offers to pause at Penny Savers, the well resourced supermarket near the airport. This ensures that you arrive in the village well provisioned.

Porridge also has an air conditioned jeep and car for hire and will rent these to you by the day or longer for a competitive price. If you want to be sure of one of his vehicles then we recommend that you email him in advance. He also offers a range of other services including liming at local night spots across the island the most well known being Sunday School (Sunday nights) and The Cat and Fiddle (Friday nights) where he transports visitors there and back in his minibus for a modest fee of 100TT per person.

Porridge's Place, Castara, Tobago - Telephone: (868) 660-7702