Welcome To Brasso Seco Region
T R I N I D A D & T O B A G O
Brasso Seco is a remote region located in the northern range of Trinidad & Tobago and can only be described as a tropical paradise. This untouched region is one of the most bio-diverse areas of the Caribbean and is home to a large number of rare and exotic flora and fauna. Brasso Seco is also home to some of the most beautiful cocoa estates and is renowned for its preserved beauty and simplicity. Relax and recharge in this natural environment while discovering some of the hidden gems of the Caribbean.
Brasso is home to 8 waterfalls and 3 rivers, all of which exit into the Caribbean Sea on incredible beaches along the north coast. This stretch of coastline is really special due to there being no roads, therefore the purity of the nature is still very real and prominent. Many of these beaches are amazing camp sites, they are even home to many nesting turtles! One can often see large mothers coming to prepare their nests and lay eggs, if you’re lucky you may get the opportunity to enjoy a breath taking sight, as hundreds of hatchlings crawl out of the sand as they navigate to start their long and dangerous life at sea.
Mount Brasso Seco Estate, Trinidad & Tobago
Mount Brasso Estate is an old cocoa and coffee estate nestled high up on the southern side of the enchanting Brasso Seco valley. The estate features enchanting views of the valley below and the North Coast of the Caribbean Sea in the distance. The estate has everything you need for a tropical adventure, including a traditional cocoa house converted for group-housing, running water from a local spring, an outdoor kitchen and an abundance of native fruit-bearing trees.
Location: Brasso Seco Region, Trinidad
Climate: Tropical Rainforest
Crops: Cocoa, Coffee, Assorted Fruit & Provisions
Mount Brasso Estate is a traditional estate that has grown cocoa & coffee for more than a century. The estate is located in the small, quiet village of Brasso Seco in the Northern Range, at the base of the highest peak in Trinidad, Mt. El Cerro del Aripo. This area is a noted birdwatching and nature retreat offering a variety of exciting hiking trails, rivers, waterfalls and the scenic Caribbean coastline.
The village is a small isolated community, about an hour and half drive from Waterville. The villagers are of mixed Amerindian descent and many live off the land. The 15 acre estate has a river running through it which if followed takes you to a beautiful private waterfall. The amenities are simple and charming.
Scientists, students and tourists alike come to observe and enjoy the range of bio-diversity on both the mountain and down in the lush valley. You can even find old cacao trees, some more than 100 years old.
The garden and nearby hills are surrounded by incredible flowers and such a wide variety of abundant fruit trees. One can wonder around just picking and eating fresh fruit without a worry in the world. The estate is exceptionally unique and eases you seamlessly into a truly free and authentic experience.
Cocoa Republic offers tours of the Mount Brasso Seco Estate to help our customers form a deeper connection with nature and with our chocolate. Spend a day touring the cocoa fields and learn about both traditional and modern permaculture techniques as you shadow a farmer for his daily routine. Once you take a tour of our Brasso Seco estate, you will truly understand what makes Trinidadian cocoa so exceptional.
Brasso Seco Activities
Estate Tours | Bird Watching | Adventure Expeditions | Permaculture Internship
Cocoa Republic offers tours of the Mount Brasso Seco Estate to help our customers form a deeper connection with nature and with our chocolate. Spend a day learning and growing fond of nature, exciting your spirit to the elegant job nature does in providing nutritious, tasty, and rewarding food for your enjoyment. Once you take a tour of our Brasso Seco estate, you will truly understand what makes our chocolate and our mission of exceptionally special.
Trinidad & Tobago is home to a plethora of unique and rare species of birds that attract international birdwatchers and researchers alike in their quest to see and understand some of the rarest birds in the world. Brasso Seco has lots of unique animal life, including some of the most fascinating birds in the world. Due to such biodiversity in the region, there is a bird sanctuary and research center within a half hour drive of the estate that has been hosting world class researchers for nearly a century.
Brasso is home to 8 water falls and 3 rivers. All of which exit into the Caribbean Sea on incredible beaches along the north coast. This stretch of coastline is really special because there are no roads, therefore the purity of nature is very real and prominent. Many of these beaches are amazing camp sites, and are also home to many nesting turtles. One can often see large mothers coming to prepare their nest, lay eggs, and if your lucky you can see the hundreds of hatchlings crawling out of the sand as they navigate to start their long and dangerous life at sea.
Cocoa Republic is proud to announce we are starting a Permaculture Internship at the Mount Brasso Seco Estate. Spend three months in the lush tropical rainforest and learn the best traditional and modern permaculture techniques for growing cocoa, coffee and other regional fruits & vegetables. We have partnered with Wa Samaki farms, who offer certified permaculture design to provide the best foundation for all of our interns. We are dedicated to improving our planet one sustainable farm at a time and would love to have you become our next permaculture intern. Learn more about our program and submit your application here.
The ‘Cocoa Palace’ is an old drying house modified and restored into a comfortable two story house. The house can sleep 10 comfortably with one room downstairs and a dormitory setting upstairs underneath the Cocoa Sun Drying roof, (still on it’s original tracks) with various bunk and beds. Opening out onto a deck facing the Ocean and a Patio spanning out onto a well kept garden.
There are 2 toilets, 2 showers and a large out door kitchen for cooking and eating made with the traditional thatched roof and fire side. A recent addition is an artistically sculptured ‘Mud Oven’ hand made by a crafty pottery guru. It takes a little while to get going but it’s an amazing way to bake.
The garden and nearby hills are surrounded by incredible flowers and a wide variety of abundant fruit trees. One can wonder around just picking and eating fresh fruit without a worry in the world.
In the garden centre lawn there is a massive copper cauldron filled with fresh spring water, a truly wonderful place to sit and relax. The copper cauldron may hold up to 5 people. This wonderful addition to the gardens came across the Atlantic from a Scottish Foundry as much as 200 years ago. It really is quite a marvel to understand the journey this thing has been on. Now it sits on a mountain in remote Brasso Seco and makes the most unique Jacuzzi ever.
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