Coco Hill Forest Hikes and Tours

February 1, 2020

February 29, 2020

9:00 am To 4:30 pm

Coco Hill Forest, Mt. Wilton, BarbadosCoco Hill Forest, Richmond Road, St. Joseph

Event Description

Coco Hill Forest is located on Richmond Road, St. Joseph. This 53-acre rainforest overlooking the East Coast of Barbados consists of Bamboo groves, hundreds of Royal Palms and tree ferns. Coco Hill Forest is being used as part of an Agroforest project. The aim of the project is to help create food security through permaculture and organic farming. Growing in the rainforest are coconuts, bananas, coffee, cocoa and pineapples and numerous tropical fruit trees, herbs and spices.

Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Entry fee: BDS $25 for a self-guided tour or walk.

Guided tours and hikes are done by appointment only.

For bookings, call 235-4926 or email cocohillforest@gmail.com

 

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