Maracas Bay is located on the northern coast of the island and is by far the most popular of beach attractions for tourists and locals alike. While driving along the northern coast this is the first major beach you will come upon. Continuing along a few more kilometers you will then come to Las Cuevas which, in my opinion, is less crowded than Maracas Bay. What visitors will have to pay attention to at Maracas Bay are the red flags on the beach; these weren't put there for style. There is a strong under current that could catch you unawares so you have to be careful, but don't fret there are lifeguards. While you're there take some time to enjoy the local dishes sold at the beach, especially the Bake and Shark. This is another favourite of Trinidadians that has now become synonymous with Maracas Bay.
Chef Andrew Zimmern visited our island a few years aback and did some wonderful video footage of Maracas Bay and our famous bake and shark. The condiments he choose for the bake and shark were cole slaw, and two side sauces, chadon beni chutney, which he called cilantro, and tamarind sauce. He also made mention of callaloo which is made from dasheen bush sometimes called callaloo bush. Do, enjoy the video!