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Trinidad
Travel Guide

Trinidad showing a beach, boating and landscape views

This lively island in the southern Caribbean Sea is famous for its colonial towns, carnival, beaches, bird-watching and rainforest-covered hills.

A warm welcome awaits visitors to Trinidad, an island that blends flamboyant festivals and colonial heritage with natural wonders such as tropical beaches, cave systems and colorful wildlife. Trinidad is the larger of the two islands that make up Trinidad and Tobago, a Caribbean nation located off the coast of Venezuela.

Port of Spain is Trinidad’s capital. See traditional bazaars, malls, cathedrals and mosques standing in front of undulating hills. Visit the British-built Fort George, the architecturally impressive Independence Square and Emperor Valley Zoo. Watch cricket matches at Queen’s Park Oval and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens at Queen’s Park Savannah.

Away from the capital, pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches are scattered along Trinidad’s northern coast. Maracas Beach, Tyrico Beach and Las Cuevas Bay are idyllic palm-fringed beaches within an hour’s drive from Port of Spain. See nesting leatherback turtles at Grande Riviere, hike to a waterfall at Blanchisseuse and relax at the sleepy village of Toco. Quinam Beach is one of several idyllic spots on the Caribbean coast on the island’s south side.

Beyond the beaches, Trinidad offers stunning natural attractions and myriad wildlife. Spot some of the island’s 400-plus bird species at the ASA Wright Nature Centre and Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Swim in warm sulfur pools at Pitch Lake. Explore the fascinating limestone Aripo Caves and Tamana Bat Caves. Kayak to the offshore islets set around the Chaguaramas peninsula.

Trinidad’s diverse mix of cultures is the catalyst for a captivating line-up of festivals and a thriving culinary scene. Dance to the beat of calypso music and steel bands during the world-famous Carnival in the spring. Experience an explosion of color and vivacity during autumn’s Hindu festival of Diwali. Try typical Creole street food such as a doubles, a curried chickpea and flatbread sandwich.

Reach Trinidad by flying to Piarco International Airport and get around via rented car, public bus or organized tours. Trinidad has year-round mild temperatures and rarely suffers from hurricanes. Combine your Trinidad vacation with a trip to Tobago, an island paradise of beaches, ecotourism and watersports.

Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
4.5 out of 5
No 1 Wrighton Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The price is CA $211 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Downtown Port of Spain, this luxury resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ariapita Avenue, Movietowne, and Queen's Park Oval. Queen's Hall and Emperor Valley ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Its location on the waterfront and within the city make the exprience relaxing and other places accessible."

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Metro Hotel Couva
Metro Hotel Couva
2.5 out of 5
#1 Noel Street, Couva
The price is CA $57 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Situated in Couva, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hanuman Murti Statue, Siewdass Sadhu Temple in The Sea, and Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust. Caroni Lagoon ...
4.2/5Excellent! (159 reviews)
"Excellent place just to relax and have a night of fun. The place is very clean, the staff were friendly and the pool was perfect. Would surely visit again."

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2021

Metro Hotel Couva
Radisson Hotel Trinidad
Radisson Hotel Trinidad
4 out of 5
Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The price is CA $175 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
This family-friendly Port of Spain resort is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Brian Lara Promenade, Ariapita Avenue, and Holy Trinity Cathedral. ...
3.4/5 (517 reviews)
"Came on vacation"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

Radisson Hotel Trinidad
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beautiful Paradise Hill Villa Near Beach
Beautiful Paradise Hill Villa Near Beach
Blanchisseuse, Tunapuna-Piarco
The price is CA $115 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated in Blanchisseuse, this villa is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Blanchisseuse Beach and 8 mi (12.9 km) from Las Cuevas Beach. Maracas Beach and Asa Wright Nature ...
Beautiful Paradise Hill Villa Near Beach
Sunflower Apartments Trinidad
Sunflower Apartments Trinidad
3 out of 5
L.P. 52 La Croix Street A11, Couva
The price is CA $114 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated in Couva, this apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hanuman Murti Statue, Siewdass Sadhu Temple in The Sea, and Caroni Lagoon National Park. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"It was very nice. They will have cable soon but they do have smart tvs. Clean and near a food store."

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2019

Sunflower Apartments Trinidad
Eco Friendly 2 Bedroom Bungalow in Blanchiseusse for Seaside Vacation
Eco Friendly 2 Bedroom Bungalow in Blanchiseusse for Seaside Vacation
Blanchisseuse, Tunapuna-Piarco
Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Blanchisseuse Beach and 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from Las Cuevas Beach. Maracas Beach and Asa Wright ...
Eco Friendly 2 Bedroom Bungalow in Blanchiseusse for Seaside Vacation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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