Trinidad and Tobago is a magical place hands down. From the people of the island to the culinary mashup to the geographic landscape of the island it is a remarkably memorizing place.
Trinidad approximately 1,987 sq mi (5,131 km2 when you exclude Tobago) is slightly larger compared to Rhode Island (1,545 sq mi or 4,002 km²). With that much territory, you may ask yourself, what’s there to do?
Here are 4 fun things to do while in Trinidad.
Asa Wright Nature Centre home to an extremely diverse biota hosting 97 native mammals, 400 species of native birds birds, 55 varied reptiles species, 25 amphibians, and 617 butterflies, as well as over 2,200 species of flowering plants.
The AWNC has been a leader in ecotourism for over 50 years and has remained a world-class leader in this field. A world-renowned nature destination.
Fun fact: the 1,500 acres non-profit
Yerette Known as Home of the hummingbird is a hummingbird watchers paradise.
Nestled within Trinidad’s Maracas Valley, this lush sanctuary is home to a variety of native flora and 13 of Trinidad and Tobago’s 17 species of hummingbirds.
Nuances in Nature
“One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world” – Expedia.
Known as ‘Gran Fond Falls’ which comes from Amerindians meaning “the river that comes from the sky.”
The 50-foot waterfall bottoms into a jacuzzi-like plunge pool. The water runs into the Marianne River, great for kayaking or a simple swim, while a walk along the serene riverbed is imbued with a nature-walk-woodland experience.
This crescent-shaped beach has the rainforest as your backdrop while being tucked away compared to popular beaches such as Pigeon Point or Maracas Bay. The tranquil clear blue water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling or for a day of relaxation. Whatever your speed this is a slice of heaven on earth.
Port of Spain & Fort George
Take advantage of a private guided sightseeing tour of Port of Spain. On tour, you can see Independence Square with its can’t miss Central Bank. Former Parliament Building and Supreme Court, Ariapita Avenue heart of nightlife, Museum of Natural History, Queen’s Park Savannah roundabout of stunning colonial mansions, Botanic Gardens, Port of Spain National Academy for the Performing Arts and the cherry topper panoramic views of the gulf on top of Fort George which caters to glimpse of the hills of Venezuela.
One of the Magnificent Seven Houses also known as Killarney. A Scottish style castle was built by Charles Fourier Stollmeyer in 1904. In March 1971, the Castle was opened to the public for the first time, and it is now one of the main destination points in Trinidad.
Steelpan yards, calypso, soca, Ariapita Avenue, and sweet sweet TnT’s people is all you need to know about the nightlife. Daytime activities are great but it is the nightlife that is unmatched indescribable a “you had to be there” type of experience. As epic as this is it is merely a pregame. Nightlife pails in comparisons to Trinidads biggest annual globally renowned celebration. Carnival.
Carnival in Trinidad is second to none. Brazil gets an honorable mention.
This is the pinnacle of what being a Trinidadian is all about!
Carnival is bacchanal. Carnival is Jo
All-day and all-night for a week at minimum the rhythm of the island is teeming with life. I literally cannot even begin to express its grandeur. Go for yourself! Trinidad carnival 2020.