“We want to go to Maracas . . . how do we get there?”
“Can I take public transport to Maracas Bay?” “Can I hire a Taxi?””Are there buses that go to Maracas Beach?”
“¿Cómo llegar a la playa de Maracas, Trinidad?”
“Comment se rendre à Maracas Beach, Trinidad?”
“Wie man auf Maracas Beach, Trinidad zu bekommen?”
Being the most popular beach in Trinidad, these questions are a norm for guests staying with us. So here it is. Your complete guide on how to get to Maracas Beach, Trinidad & Tobago!
PTSC Bus Service – Public Transport Service Corporation better known by locals as “PTSC Bus Service” has a weekly schedule to and from Maracas Beach. Leaving the Port of Spain Bus Terminal every 4 1/2 hours beginning at 4:00am. The last bus leaving from the North Coast (where Maracas Beach is located) leaves Blanchissuese , a village about one (1) hour after Maracas Beach, at 7:30pm. This means that you should probably be at the Maracas bus stop around 8:15pm. Fare: TT$4.00 (one-way)
The PTSC buses are all air-conditioned and are well maintained. There is lots of room below the bus and in overhead compartments. So fill free to pack your cooler, beach chair, umbrella, dog (just kidding) . . .
Though the last bus leave Maracas Beach at 8:30pm, we recommend leaving no later than 5:00pm. Especially for tourists who are visiting for the first time and may fall prey to those wanting to take advantage of lack of knowledge . . .
You can purchase tickets at the Port of Spain Bus Terminal.
Feel free to hop on or off the bus at any bus stop along the way.
Useful link – PTSC BUS SERVICE. (For information – Phone # 1 868 623 2341 (ext 647)
Maxi Taxi – For the adventurous and those that are not fans of buses you can hop on a Maxi Taxi at the Corner of George and Prince Street, Port of Spain. Availability is dependent on . . . however many Maxis are working that day . . . however, most times, there are Maxis at the stop waiting to head to Maracas Beach. Fare: TT$13.00 (one-way)
The condition of these maxis vary and space for carry on bags is very limited.
There are many options of service for hired taxis. From strictly taxi service to taxi & tour combo, rates start at TT$350.00 and up.
Be sure to hire taxi that are reputable and well known. You may be enticed to go with taxi that offers cheap fares but they may not be reliable or safe.
From Thanna’s Place, Bed and Breakfast . . . Head west on Erthig Rd toward Norfolk St . . . Take the 1st left onto Norfolk St . . . Take the 1st right onto Jerningham Ave . . . Continue around Queen’s Park Savannah to the West side. Take Saddle Road, Saddle Rd, which will be a slight left at the round about onto Maraval Rd . . . Continue onto Saddle Rd for about 30 minutes . . . Turn left toward N Coast Rd (there are two pillars on the side of the road) Continue along this road . . . destination will be on the left.
All in all, not matter which you choose you’re in for a treat! Have Fun and feel free to let us know if you have any questions at all.