Land Sports and our Beautiful Terrestrial Environment
Horseback riding at Long Bay, Providenciales.
Tired of spending your vacation lounging on the best beach in the world? Explore our land sports and activities.
Horseback riding is one of the island’s top land sports. There are two stables on Providenciales:
Provo Ponies at
Long Bay, and a small stable at
Five Cays near the famous Bugaloo's restaurant.
Both stables are within access of the beach, and typically include wades in shallow and crystal-clear ocean water on rides.
Riding is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The professional staff at the local stables are able to provide basic instruction, and guide-led ponies for small children is also available.
Both morning and afternoon are offered. Reservations are required, and we advise reserving well in advance of your expected date as openings are limited at times. Sunset rides are another option, and a great way to end the day.
ATV tour at Leeward Beach on Providenciales.
Providenciales is home to the perfectly-maintained
Provo Golf Club. Designed by Karl Litten and built in 1992, this award-winning and intriguing 18 hole course is par 72. The setting is amongst low limestone cliffs and small ponds, and the grounds abound with bird life.
Located in the Grace Bay region of Providenciales, the Provo Golf Club offers private golf instruction and
tennis, in addition to the standard round of golf.
It’s difficult to compete with the
spectacular beaches and marine environment of the Turks and Caicos, yet the terrestrial world of our islands is just as inspiring. We have unparalleled wetlands and mangrove channels, beautiful coastal regions, and
Conch Bar Caves, the largest dry cave system in the Lucayan Archipelago.
Much of the country remains undeveloped, and it’s an unforgettable experience to discover areas that few others have seen.
Providenciales and all of the Caicos Islands offer beautiful and varied coastal
hiking regions. Establish and dedicated hiking trails are still largely absent due to the limited development in the country, yet many coasts offer open conditions.
The country’s top hiking trail, the
Crossing Place Trail on Middle Caicos, leads past limestone coastal cliffs, beaches, wetlands, and
Karst cave features. If you’re looking to discover the sights off of Providenciales, it’s easy to visit some of our
outer islands on a
day trip. Simply select an island, book a
rental car, and take a
ferry or flight. For information on the sites and scenes of our less-inhabited islands, see our island-specific pages.
Due to our extensive wetlands, flamingos, egrets, herons, ospreys and pelicans are common throughout the islands. In the interior dry brush lands and forests, smaller birds are the sights, including warblers, bananaquits, anis, mangrove cuckoos, Antillean night hawks, and the extravagant Bahamas woodstar hummingbird.
There are no scheduled birdwatching tours on Providenciales, yet charters can be arranged with many of our local eco-tour businesses.
A Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana on an uninhabited cay.