Castara, Tobago
Hummingbird - a common site around Castara


Porridge’s Place is a small modern air-conditioned studio apartment recently constructed below the upper floor apartment occupied by Derrick Lopez (a.k.a. Porridge) and his partner Jeanell and their two children Shaquille and Derricia.

Porridge's House at Castara

Porridge is a well known person both in the village of Castara and in Tobago generally. He has a successful car and jeep hire business and also a minibus service for meeting visitors at the airport and for island trips. He is a friendly and warm hearted person who has a very good reputation with tourists for offering a responsive and well organised service that includes excellent introduction to local Caribbean life.

Porridge and Jeanell manage, for other people, three holiday accommodations in Castara and are very experienced in looking after visitors. They have recently extended their home to create a studio apartment that offers a very good standard of accommodation for a modest charge.

Beautiful Gardens   Fresh Mangoes from the garden

Quietly located on the eastern edge of the village the apartment looks across open rural landscape dotted with local homes and has a distant view of the ocean. Castara beach is a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk down the hill and the famous Englishman’s Bay is a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk in the opposite direction.

Castara village is on the western, Caribbean coast and is a 45 minute drive from the airport. It is a small and delightful fishing village, recently reviewed in The Telegraph as the place to visit for an authentic local Caribbean experience. The village is situated on the edge of the rainforest and there is an excellent walk that starts at Porridge’s front door and offers a clearly marked trail through the rainforest.

Lizards in the gardenThe two beaches in Castara are generally recognised as one of the prettiest beach locations in Tobago (many would claim it as the best) with very good snorkelling over the coral reef off the Little Beach, and lots of space to relax either in sun or shade, on both the big and little beaches.

If you are booking for good quality budget accommodation with friendly hosts and a quiet location the Porridge’s Place may be just the place for you.

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