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.

The Pitch Lake at La Brea. Photographer: CafeMoka

Touring Trinidad: the “Deep South”

Trinidad’s at once industrial and bucolic south is in many ways the backbone of Trinidad. The oil which has (literally) fuelled Trinidad and Tobago’s rise as the most developed country in the Caribbean, comes from here; and the fight for workers’ rights began here back in the 1930s. Although the pace of life is hectic in some parts, the south generally cannot compete with the hustle and bustle of the north.

Fort George, Trinidad. Photo: William Barrow

Island Sights

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.

The National Library (NALIS) headquarters in Port of Spain. Photographer: Edison Boodoosingh

Touring Trinidad: Port of Spain

Port of Spain is a booming, buzzing metropolis, expanding within its boundaries with new business developments stimulated by inward investment. The capital of Trinidad and Tobago, it sprawls from the Gulf of Paria back into the foothills of the rugged Northern Range. When it became the capital in 1757, it was a muddy little seaport. Now, it is one of the busiest commercial centres in the Caribbean, and a hotbed of entrepreneurial and artistic activity as well.

Maracas Bay, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Trinidad’s Best Beaches

Trinidad is unlikely to come up among “top 10 Caribbean beaches” listings – though magnificent Grande Rivière was recently tipped by British Airway’s High Life magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful in the world – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t countless beaches and activities to fill a day or weekend on a Trini beach. The four coasts are distinct, owing to the three different bodies of water which meet the coastlines. Here are some of the best and most popular choices for beach excursions in Trinidad.

The Caroni Swamp in Central Trinidad. Photographer: CafeMoka

Trinidad & Tobago Sightseeing Tours

Discover talks to T&T Sightseeing Tours’ visionary founder Charles Carvalho. They offer easy sightseeing tours, city tours, Tobago day tours, historical tours, golf trips, and nature tours including mild to strenuous hikes, boat tours, diving trips, and turtle-watching and birding, and arrange hotel reservations, car rentals, aircraft charter, conferencing, and cultural itineraries.