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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:

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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Fort King George
Fort King George(Port of Spain)
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Battlefields
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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Caroni Swamp
Caroni Swamp(St. Ann's)
Attraction type: Bodies of Water; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Queen's Park Savannah
Queen's Park Savannah(Port of Spain)
This park features mansions from the Spanish colonial era, interesting stores and street vendors.
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Richard's Shark and Bake
Richard's Shark and Bake
Ranked #1 of 316 Restaurants in Trinidad
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Fast Food
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

BUZO Osteria Italiana
BUZO Osteria Italiana
Ranked #1 of 153 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Price: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Aioli
Aioli
Ranked #2 of 153 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil
Ranked #3 of 153 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Price: $31 - $55
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bakery Treatz
Bakery Treatz
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Chaguanas
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Travel Suites Ltd
2.5 of 5
Travel Suites Ltd
$54 - $140
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Villa Shalom
2.0 of 5
Villa Shalom
$42 - $78
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Samise Villa
2.5 of 5
Samise Villa
$53 - $150
Ranked #9 of 43 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Culture Crossroads Inn
3.0 of 5
Culture Crossroads Inn
$92 - $117
Ranked #1 of 43 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
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L'Orchidee Boutique Hotel
3.0 of 5
L'Orchidee Boutique Hotel
$105 - $120
Ranked #1 of 1 St. Ann's B&B and Inns
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The Amazon Lodge B&B
The Amazon Lodge B&B
$103 - $160
Ranked #1 of 3 Tunapuna B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hyatt Regency Trinidad
4.5 of 5
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
$198 - $336
Ranked #2 of 21 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.