Category: Touring

Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Photograph by Robert Ramkissoon

From Tiny Birds to Giant Turtles: a Trinidad Eco-Adventure Guide

Trinidad is known to wildlife experts and enthusiasts for the sheer mind-boggling number of animal species and habitats crowded together on one small island just 50 miles long by 37 miles wide. Having once been part of South America, Trinidad has evolved both continental and island life forms: 108 native mammals (57 of which are

The arch at Paria Bay, Trinidad. Photo: Chris Anderson

Ten Free Things to Enjoy in Trinidad

You don’t have to break the bank to explore Trinidad or have some fun. Here are are top 10 things you can do for free.

Fort George, Trinidad. Photo: William Barrow

Trinidad Sightseeing: Our Top 24

For a single island, Trinidad is incredibly diverse, her human and physical landscapes varying vastly from coast to coast. Starting early and limiting your stops, you could see the entire island in a day if you really wanted to, either on your own, or with guides. Here are our 20 favourite sights.

Queen's Hall, St. Ann's, Trinidad

Touring Trinidad: the Port of Spain Suburbs

Port of Spain’s residential communities fan out to the valleys and hills around the western Northern Range: Belmont & Laventille, Woodbrook, Newtown & St. James, St. Clair, Maraval, St. Ann’s & Cascade.

A yellow poui blooms at the Savannah in Port of Spain. Photographer: Nisha Kong

Touring Trinidad: the Queen’s Park Savannah

A mile or so north of Woodford Square, between the downtown area and the hills of the Northern Range, the Queen’s Park Savannah is the city’s largest green space, enjoyed by everyone from joggers and cricketers and Easter kite-flyers to vendors of oysters, corn and coconuts. Occupying approximately 260 acres of land, the Savannah is over 180 years old, making it the oldest recreation ground in the West Indies and, reportedly, the world’s largest roundabout.

Boats moored in a Chaguaramas marina. Photographer: Aisha Provoteaux

Touring Trinidad: Chaguaramas & the Northwest Peninsula

Hiking, watersports, beaches, offshore islands, museums, nightclubs, caves, all in the protected Charguaramas national park, plus Fort George and Diego Martin highlights.

Lopinot estate and historical complex in Trinidad. Photo: William Barrow

Touring Trinidad: Heading North

North Trinidad is dominated by the mountains of the Northern Range and the popular beaches at their bases. Here we go exploring the North Coast & Northern Range: Maraval—North Coast Road—Maracas Bay—Blanchisseuse—Brasso Seco—Arima—Port of Spain (about four hours’ driving)

The Paramin Hills. Photographer: Caroline Taylor

Paramin: a Forgotten World

For most of the year, visitors will find almost nothing to do in Paramin, save study their agricultural techniques. On three days, however, Paramin is comes to life. The second Sunday in November is the Harvest; on the Monday before Christmas, Paramin hosts its famous parang festival; and on Carnival Monday, Paramin becomes the realm of the blue devils.

The rooftop of the Presbytery at Mount St. Benedict, overlooking St. Augustine. Photographer: Skene Howie

Touring Trinidad: Heading Northeast

Rugged Atlantic coast, surf, long beaches, coconut forest, peace: it’s easy to see why eastern Trinidad is a favourite

The Nariva river meets the sea near Manzanilla. Photo: Nicholas Bhajan

Touring Trinidad: the East Coast

Manzanilla and Mayaro: one long, palm-fringed beach runs into the other to shape Trinidad’s dramatic east coast. Developed as coconut estates, the plantations have given this sea-coast its distinctive character.