Caribbean Beat Magazine

Great Icacos Lagoon, Trinidad | Wish you were here (Nov/Dec 2020)

Postcards from the Caribbean’s most extraordinary places

  • Great Icacos Lagoon, Trinidad. Photography by Jason C. Audain

Near the tip of Trinidad’s southwestern peninsula — pointing to Venezuela on the horizon — the Great Icacos Lagoon is a stretch of marshland dotted with clumps of mangrove and surrounded by coconut plantations as far as the eye can see. The Southern Main Road, crossing the lagoon, ends at the village of Icacos and a long, long expanse of sandy beach facing the Orinoco Delta — the farthest day-trip you can make by land from Port of Spain.