The Santa Cruz
Valley stretches between Maraval
and San Juan
, along the Saddle Road. It lies between the hills of the Northern Range
on the island of Trinidad
, Trinidad and Tobago.
Formerly an important cacao bean
producer, much of the valley consists of abandoned cacao plantations
or small-scale agriculture
. The Santa Cruz Valley is considered prime residential real estate
, and many upscale residential development
like Riverside Park, have begun sprouting in the valley. Small villages
that form part of Upper Santa Cruz are Cangrejal, Jagan village, Hololo Road, Paxvale, Cantaro
, Gasparillo, Sam-Boucaud, La Pastora Settlement, and Pipiol. Lower Santa Cruz consists of La Canoa and Bourg Mulatresse, commonly referred to as "Book" in local vernacular. Compared to Upper Santa Cruz, which has a quaint charisma characterized by its rustic tranquility, Lower Santa Cruz is more developed.
Santa Cruz is home for a few Primary and Secondary Schools in Trinidad
. Some Primary Schools include the; Santa Cruz Presbyterian School, Cantaro Roman Catholic School and Bourg Mulatresse Primary School. San Juan North Secondary School is also situated in the Lower Santa Cruz Valley and it was constructed along the mountain side in Bourg Mulatresse near the Bourg Mulatresse Primary School.
Along the Saddle Road, Santa Cruz has two major supermarkets the; Uncle Beddoe's Supermarket and Santa Cruz Food Basket. There are two Postal Delivery Offices
and Fuel Stations; Bourg Mulatresse and... Read More