In the past, it was a leper colony, but since leprosy was brought under control, the last patients left in the early 1980s. It was just abandoned, no one bothered to clear out the furniture, medical equipment and records or other personal items. The buildings are slowly being reclaimed by Mother Nature and time. This was one of my favorite places in Trinidad, the buildings were great examples of wonderful architecture of the islands, set on the hills surrounding the bay. Large windows and doors brought in the light and fresh air – no air conditioning for this community.
Chacachacare slide show - http:/youtu.be/YT1EXsgjjyY