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Category: Touring — Trinidad

Sunrise at the ever-popular Maracas beach. Photo by Chris Anderson

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 Temple in the Sea at Waterloo at sunset. Photo by Nyla Singh

Trinidad sightseeing: our favourite places & experiences

With four distinct coasts (plus offshore islands), this is an island with range. Tour operators offer full-day, half-day and customised tours. For easy day trips and sightseeing — and if you feel confident on the road — you could rent a vehicle, pick up a Discover T&T map, and go exploring on your own! Here are just a few of our favourite places to visit

The Nariva river meets the Atlantic Ocean near Manzanilla. Photo by Jason Audain

Courtenay Rooks on Trinidad’s eco adventures | Q&A

Discover T&T talked to Courtenay Rooks — a tour operator, naturalist, and conservationist with decades of experience — about what makes Trinidad such a compelling destination for eco lovers and those looking for unique, immersive vacations

A Winston Nanan Caroni Swamp boat tour in central Trinidad. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Easy Trinidad day trips

In addition to the great eco escapes, adventures, and heritage explorations, there are lots more easy day trips and family-friendly activities you can enjoy on the island

The Gasparee Caves, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Broadbridge

Family-friendly fun in Trinidad

Perfect for children & families: our kid-friendly activities in Trinidad Chaguaramas The Chaguaramas National Heritage Park in Trinidad’s northwestern peninsula is just 20 minutes from Port of Spain (with no traffic, of which there is a lot on weekends and public holidays). Home to the wondrous Tucker Valley, families share space with hikers, bikers, explorers,

Beach and river days in Trinidad

For those who love the water, discover some of Trinidad’s most cherished spots to spend days at the beach, or by the river

Waterfall. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad hiking and outdoor adventures

Some of Trinidad’s most popular hikes — from easy waterfall hikes, to caves with over a million bats, and the country’s most grueling climb

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

The Port of Spain waterfront. Photo by Chris Anderson

Welcome to Port of Spain

A look at Trinidad’s capital city 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 Streets quietening