A Black-throated mango hummingbird at the Adventure Eco Villas in Tobago. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Tobago sightseeing — and boons for birders!

Our favourite sightseeing spots, day trips, and birdwatching sites for 2018!

Your Tobago liming, partying & entertainment guide 2018

If you’re in the mood to enjoy the nightlife, there are more than enough bars, restaurants, clubs, casinos and open-air party venues to keep you happy — especially on the western side of the island! There’s loads of live entertainment too

A giant leatherback turtle heaves her bulk out of the water to nest. Photo courtesy the TDC

Turtle-watching in Trinidad

During peak turtle nesting season (1 March—31 August), five of the seven sea turtle species found globally return to Trinidad’s beaches to lay their eggs. Trinidad is the second largest leatherback nesting site in the world. Two months later, turtle hatchlings emerge (especially from June to August). Witnessing the nesting ritual, and clutches emerging from the sand, is an unforgettable experience

Blue and yellow macaws were successfully re-introduced to Trinidad in the early 2000s after being extirpated by habitat loss and the pet trade. Photo by Chris Anderson

Bird-watching in Trinidad

The island is blessed with nearly 500 recorded species — among the top 10 countries in the world for number of species per square mile. Peak birding season is November–May, but there’s lots to see year-round. Ornithologists flock here because of the diversity and accessibility to the birds. You can stay on the road and easily record 60 species on a single outing. Here’s where you’ll want to head for the best bird-watching

Perfectly prepared lobster. Photo courtesy the Division of Tourism & Transportation

Savour the Tobago flavours

Whether fine dining, casual dining, or unique Tobagonian dishes, we’ll introduce you to the best things to eat in Tobago, and the best places to dine

Pigeon Point. Photo by Caristock

Wet and wild in Tobago’s waters

Your guide to enjoying the best of Tobago’s beaches, rivers, waterfalls, and watersports

Pastelles are an integral part of a Trini Christmas. Photo courtesy the TDC

Trini food: the taming of the stew

Foodies may well be stumped for choice here. With African, Indian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Syrian-Lebanese, and other influences, the island’s culinary scene is distinct, dynamic — and delicious! This is just a beginner’s guide — for much more, dive in to the range of coverage, including recipes and local food features, in our Food & Entertainment section.

The view from Paramin of Port of Spain with the lights of Point Lisas visible across the Gulf of Paria. Photo by Chris Anderson

This is Trinidad

An ode to contemporary Trinidad Location, location, location… Trinidad’s uniqueness comes from its hybridity, its history, and its geography. From its very beginnings, as part of the South American mainland, it has been unique. Thousands of species thrive in the lush Northern and Central Ranges, while the south is continually invaded by animals washed down

A Trinidad festival guide for 2018

Here are some of Trinidad’s most treasured festivals, in alphabetical order…starting with the big one: the Carnival season.

The Port of Spain waterfront. Photo by Chris Anderson

Welcome to Port of Spain

A look at Trinidad’s capital city in 2018 So much history in such a small place. Beneath its ever-increasing skyscrapers – well, they are, in this part of the world – the story of Port of Spain is still writ large in its contrasting wealth and seediness, the throbbing pulse of downtown Charlotte and Nelson

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