North-East Communities

Grande Riviere

Historically a village of fishermen and small crop farmers, Grande Riviere is located on the north coast of Trinidad and is best known as the place where the giant leatherneck turtles (dermochelys coriacea) lay their eggs between March and June every year (see picture at left). The economy of the area is buttressed by guest homes that provide lodging for visitors who come not only to watch the reptiles make their annual trek but also to enjoy the waters of Grand Riviere beach and the adjoining Grande Riviere river. Grande Riviere is bounded on its west by the community of Matelot. For more information, click here.


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