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Looking for a Caribbean cultural melting pot renowned for its Carnival and pulsating to the beat of steel drums, soca music, and calypso? Trinidad is also lined with relaxing beaches and rainforest waterfalls. Nature watching is colorfully kaleidoscopic, with over 450 bird, 600 butterfly, and 700 orchid species. Golf, hiking, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking, fishing, and boating are among the outdoor pastimes. Cool off with fresh cane juice and sea moss milkshakes. Vegetarian food is plentiful. Eat curries and explore India’s influence at Maha Sabha Indian Caribbean Museum and the Waterloo Temple over the sea.

Visit Port of Spain, and stroll and jog in Queen’s Park Savannah, near the Botanical Gardens... more

Looking for a Caribbean cultural melting pot renowned for its Carnival and pulsating to the beat of steel drums, soca music, and calypso? Trinidad is also lined with relaxing beaches and rainforest waterfalls. Nature watching is colorfully kaleidoscopic, with over 450 bird, 600 butterfly, and 700 orchid species. Golf, hiking, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking, fishing, and boating are among the outdoor pastimes. Cool off with fresh cane juice and sea moss milkshakes. Vegetarian food is plentiful. Eat curries and explore India’s influence at Maha Sabha Indian Caribbean Museum and the Waterloo Temple over the sea.

Visit Port of Spain, and stroll and jog in Queen’s Park Savannah, near the Botanical Gardens, Emperor Valley Zoo, and Magnificent Seven buildings. The Savannah attracts truckloads of fresh coconuts, and doubles men sell coveted aloo pies. Walk around Independence Square and the Brian Lara Promenade. The Central Bank Money Museum in downtown’s financial district displays doubloons, gold bars, and Slave Savings Bank memorabilia. View Columbus Square’s 1836 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Parliament meets in Woodford Square’s Red House.

King’s Wharf is where cruise ships and Tobago ferries dock. The Venezuela ferry docks at Williams Bay. Near the Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum is a marina with yachts, sailboats, dry docks, and boat hires. The South Quay’s Fort San Andreas, built by Spain in the 1700s, has a small Port of Spain history museum branch of the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago.

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All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Yerette
Yerette(Maracas Bay)
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Nariva Swamp
Nariva Swamp
Several different species of birds inhabit this swamp, one of the largest wetlands in the Caribbean.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
Maracas Bay
Maracas Bay(Port of Spain)
This popular beach spot fulfills the fantasy of the ideal Caribbean beach, but is just as famous for the scenic rainforest drive that must be made to reach it.
Attraction type: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Asa Wright Nature Centre
Asa Wright Nature Centre
This small resort, buried among mountains deep in the Trinidad rain forest, is famous for its amazing diversity in animal and plant species.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Fort George
Fort George(Port of Spain)
Attraction type: Battlefields

All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Jaffa at the Oval
Jaffa at the Oval
Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
Chaud
Chaud
Ranked #2 of 106 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Cuisines: International
Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
BUZO Osteria Italiana
BUZO Osteria Italiana
Ranked #3 of 106 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Price: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Aioli
Aioli
Ranked #4 of 106 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Cuisines: Italian, French, European, Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Richard's Shark and Bake
Richard's Shark and Bake
Ranked #5 of 207 Restaurants in Trinidad
Cuisines: Seafood, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Samise Villa
Samise Villa
$35 - $90
Ranked #7 of 42 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
Pax Guest House
2.5 of 5
Pax Guest House
$45 - $85
Ranked #2 of 3 Tunapuna B&B and Inns
Tony's Guest House
Tony's Guest House
$53 - $66
Ranked #10 of 42 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Thanna's Place
Thanna's Place
$65 - $95
Ranked #2 of 42 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
Kiskadee Korner
Kiskadee Korner
$70 - $250
Ranked #3 of 42 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
Travel Suites Ltd
Travel Suites Ltd
$85 - $125

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hyatt Regency Trinidad
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
$235 - $300
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Port of Spain
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.