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The Primeval Forest is significant for its untouched, ancient forest ecosystem that showcases a variety of native plant species and natural beauty.
The Bahamas is full of stunning resorts and manicured beaches, but finding authentic, untouched beauty can be difficult. At Primeval Forest Bahamas, however, it’s on full display. From the towering trees to the limestone caverns and the animals residing in the area, the park is the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts to visit.
Like most places in the Nassau area, traveling by car is the easiest way to get to Primeval Forest Bahamas. It should take you around 25-35 minutes to reach the park from Downtown Nassau.
If you choose to rent a car on your Bahamas vacation, you’ll find the parking lot past the park’s entrance on the left. Otherwise, travelers taking taxis can be dropped off right at the entrance. Just be aware that given the park’s secretive status, it might take a bit of explaining to tell the driver where you need to go!
Primeval Forest Bahamas is on the western side of New Providence. Given that most travelers stick to Downtown Nassau and the island’s eastern portion, you shouldn’t have to worry about having to share the experience with crowds of other people. In most cases, it should just be you and a small handful of others trekking around the park.
If you’re looking for other things to do in Nassau Bahamas that don’t involve crowds of people, Clifton Heritage National Park is another top attraction. Also located on the eastern side of New Providence, the park is another great place to appreciate the natural beauty of the Bahamas while learning about its history.
Primeval Forest Nassau may only cover an area of seven acres, but it nevertheless features all sorts of natural sites and attractions.
The forest itself is one of the top highlights of Primeval Forest Nassau. Centuries ago, towering evergreen tropical hardwood forests covered New Providence and other Bahamian islands. Today, most of those trees are gone, with locations like Primeval Forest Bahamas being some of the few undisturbed places that contain them.
Walking through the park and appreciating the pines, hemlocks, and mosses around you is, therefore, a special experience. It also gives you a sense of what the country looked like before the island became a colony.
As you walk through the park, you might come across different animals that call it home. From birds singing in the canopy to lizards scurrying through caverns and in the undergrowth, Primeval Forest Bahamas is a living and breathing ecosystem.
While the plants and animals are fascinating, the geological formations present may be the most impressive aspect of the park.
The seven acres feature several sinkholes and caverns, some of which are over 30 feet deep. As limestone is porous, heavy rain and water exposure have created the interesting and complex geological shapes you see today.
If you don’t mind crouching down, you’ll even be able to walk through some of them as you explore the park!
Primeval Forest Bahamas functions as a time capsule – it allows visitors to appreciate what the country looked like hundreds of years ago. With its giant trees and deep sinkholes, it’s a special and impressive destination to visit.
Are you looking for more things to do in Nassau Bahamas? If you are, make sure to check out some of our other posts and our interactive travel Nassau & New Providence Map.
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