Couples strolling, friends hanging out and even a large group of nurses doing a project were among the people enjoying the ambiance at San Fernando Hill when I arrived.
I have been waiting to visit the hill for a while now and expected to be one of the only people there so early on a Tuesday morning! An almost 360 degree view of San Fernando, beautiful trees and well maintained grounds makes it no surprise that this 200-metre high natural landmark attracts a crowd.
Picnic tables are spread over the property making this a perfect spot for families to meet. The grounds can also be rented out for parties and weddings. A visitor centre on site offers information about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the hill. I learnt that the early Amerindians who settled at the hills’ base named it Anaparima, which translates to ‘single hill’.
While exploring, I came across an open-air verandah with binoculars through which miniscule details in the town could be identified! Such a serene spot, I was surprised at how large the grounds were and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Below are some images from my visit.
- Opening hours: 9am – 5:30pm
- Bathroom facilities available
- Cafeteria hours: 9am – 5pm
- Conference room available for events
- Large parking area
- For more info call 653-9563