3 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Trinidad and Tobago

Jul 22, 2021

Discover Trinidad and Tobago, a small island nation just off Venezuela's Caribbean coast, made up of eight islands and called the "Garden Isle" by the locals, and most people agree that you can find more water than land. Where the weather is at its best and most dramatic, Trinidad's weather is sunny and beautiful 365 days a year. Tobago is a 50-mile long island separated from Trinidad by the narrow Gulf of Paria.

The country's deep natural beauty lies on its beaches, island-studded coastal waters, and under the cloudless blue sky. Trinidad and Tobago are set on a high plateau, with dramatic mountain peaks and deep, cool valleys. The country is composed of more than 100 islands and covered in lush, tropical forests, interspersed with lakes, freshwater springs, and rivers. Trinidad and Tobago are also known for their wildlife, especially for a number of unique bird species, dolphins, and sea turtles.

Trinidad and Tobago is home to the best beaches in the Caribbean, and the most popular of them are found here. Be sure to book your visit at the best times of the year, as you can save up to 20% off at some hotels when it's not raining. The following are the best attractions in Trinidad and Tobago.

Chaguaramas

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Chaguaramas is a quiet seaside village on the northern coast of Trinidad and Tobago. It is home to some of the country's biggest resorts, including the waterfront Palm Grove and Chaguaramas Beach. It is also home to the Chaguaramas Airport, which is one of Trinidad and Tobago's busiest. The fishing village of Petit Valley is also nearby.

Port of Spain

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Port of Spain, the capital and largest city in Trinidad and Tobago, has some attractions which are worth a visit. The harbor area offers views of the city skyline which is a little grander than the usual capital with its heavy traffic and concrete. Visitors can also take a ride on the Port of Spain Public Transport Corporation, which transports passengers from the downtown area to Port of Spain, Mount St. Benedict, and the country's capital, Port of Spain, on a scenic route. The walk is a pleasant way to spend an hour or two and also a good way to experience a small island. Tourists visiting Trinidad and Tobago should visit the Botanical Gardens, which is one of the island's best botanical gardens with an ornamental garden and the Black Bush Voucher Plantation. The gift shop of the Botanical Gardens is known to sell some of the island's famous Maracas as souvenirs. Trinidad and Tobago offers some unique shopping opportunities with duty-free shops and handicrafts shops.

Mayaro Beach

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A delightfully sunny and calm Caribbean destination, Mayaro Beach is on the northeast coast of the island of Trinidad, some 80 km south of the city of Port of Spain. Attractively located between the resort communities of Pointe-a-Pierre and Rochereau, the beach can be accessed via the main coastal highway. It is a long, fine, sandy beach with a reef extending for over three miles at low tide, dotted with coconut palms and backed by coconut plantations. As it is on the leeward side of Trinidad it enjoys strong winds, low cloud cover and a heavy layer of sand washed up from the ocean floor. Just a ten-minute drive inland is the indigenous Maroon community of Vieux-Fort. It was liberated by a force of escaped slaves led by a cargador named Francois Morgan in 1789. Their resistance to slavery, reinforced by a successful uprising in 1816, led to a colony of 50 Maroons on the east coast, not far from Mayaro Beach. The Maroons were forced to surrender in 1865 after a seven-year war. The Mayaro area is known for the crop, the Bird of Paradise, which is often exported from here, along with Indian beans and other tropical fruits and vegetables.