TrinidadTrinidad and Tobago

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Visit Trinidad

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.

Top Hotels in Trinidad

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
4.5 out of 5
No 1 Wrighton Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
CA $220
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated on the waterfront, this luxury resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Movietowne, Queen's Park Oval and Ariapita Avenue. Emperor Valley Zoo and Royal Botanical ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,208 reviews)

"The hotel is beautiful, well located and the service is excellent. The food at the main restauurant is too expensive being the only option as there is no restaurants around at a walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2020

Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
Lady Young Road, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $187
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Located in the heart of Port-of-Spain, this resort is steps away from Windward Islands and Queen's Hall. Queen's Park Savanah and President's House are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"My room was on the 10th floor and we were pleasantly surprised compared to our previous visits. The room was spacious and interior decor was great. The bathroom and shower catered for the differently abled . The view from the room of the tennis court and greenery was so amazing that you could hear ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2020

Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Courtyard by Marriott Port Of Spain
Courtyard by Marriott Port Of Spain
3.5 out of 5
Invaders Bay, Audrey Jeffers Hwy, Port of Spain, Trinidad
CA $168
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Located in the heart of Port-of-Spain, this hotel is steps away from Windward Islands and Movietowne. Hasely Crawford Stadium and Ariapita Avenue are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (337 reviews)

"I liked the location of the hotel near movietown with lots of restaurant choices and walkeble distance clean friendly and safe hotel i would defently stay again if i travel to trinidad"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Port Of Spain

Top activities in Trinidad

Caroni Wetlands Sunset Boat Tour
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Caroni Wetlands Sunset Boat Tour

CA $82

Enter the beautiful, serene landscape of the Caroni wetlands and watch for sights of the magnificent Scarlet ibis soaring through the sky.

Half-Day Port of Spain Highlights & Maracas Bay Tour
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Half-Day Port of Spain Highlights & Maracas Bay Tour

CA $104

Experience the best of Trinidad's beauty as you visit the highlights of Port of Spain and Maracas Bay. From the lively streets of the city to the breathtaking countryside, explore a diverse picture of Trinidad as you tour the capital with a knowledgeable guide.

Rainforest Hike to Avocat Waterfall
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Rainforest Hike to Avocat Waterfall

CA $152

Travel along the north of Trinidad, past gorgeous beaches, forested mountains, and scenic views of the Caribbean on your way to Avocat waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Hike through the rainforest and enjoy a picnic lunch at the falls before lounging on the return trip.

Ziplining Experience
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Ziplining Experience

CA $114

Glide through the treetops at daring speeds during this exciting ziplining experience on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Zip along 7 thrilling lines that connect 5 canopy walks and bridges hoisted high above the forest floor before cooling off with a swim in the crystal-clear ocean.

Steel Drums & Port of Spain Nightlife
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Steel Drums & Port of Spain Nightlife

CA $93

Explore Port of Spain after dark as you venture to the steelpan yards, where the sounds of steel drums chime in a chromatic harmony synonymous with the Caribbean. Afterward, hang around to eat local cuisine on the Avenue and party through the morning hours.

Admission Ticket to Asa Wright Nature Centre
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Admission Ticket to Asa Wright Nature Centre

CA $45

The Centre’s main facilities are located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet.