Trinidad and Tobago

Life in Bucco, Tobago

My initial plan when coming to Tobago was to rent a scooter, drive around the island and camp at the beaches, but I didn’t get further than to bucco where I stayed five nights at Fish Tobago Guesthouse.

The place was really quiet, except for Sundays when people are coming from the whole island to go to a bar called Sunday School where you can get a buffet of local food for less than 20US, watch people play steel drum music which Trinidad and Tobago is really famous for and have a few drinks when the club turns into a night club with Jamaican dancehall music. didnt even have a place to stay on Sunday as I stayed in Sunday School until my boat to Trinidad left at 6.30am.

The famous pier at Pidgeon Point

Bucco is a little fishing village and a couple of the days I got to go fishing with the hostel owner, Brandon. One of the days we manage to catch over 30 bonito tunas and almost a barracuda, so I ended up spending almost no noney on food, cooking tuna for my every meal.

Bucco was also a great base to have the most busy and touristic place, Crowne Point close by and also a lot of beaches. There was Mt. Irvin beach which was good for surfing, Pidgeon Point which is the most famous beach and after an hour of walking from here I also got to a beach called “no mans land”. I had hoped it would be completely empty considering how hard it was to reach, but when I got there I saw three tourist boats and two jet skis with people who had arrived there on tours. The good thing about that though was that I got to hitch a ride with one of the scooters back to my home in Bucco.

So called “no mans land” between Crowne Point and Bucco

The famous steelband “the Bucconeers” playing at the “Sunday School” block party in Bucco