Nariva Swamp

Top choice wildlife reserve in East Coast

Inland of the Cocal, the Ramsar-protected Nariva Swamp covers some 60 sq km of freshwater wetland inhabited by anacondas and a small population of elusive manatees. To fully appreciate the area's beauty, book a spot on a kayak tour with Paria Springs or Caribbean Discovery Tours; trips include a walk into Bush Bush Island to see howler and white capuchin monkeys. Take insect repellent.