Chaguanas Attractions

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The largest and fastest growing town on Tobago, Chaguanas has also been expanding in the world of tourism in recent years as well thanks to the number of attraction that are available for tourists to take advantage.  Whether you find interest in learning about local culture through such sites as the National Museum, or you prefer to spend your days with regional flora and fauna at a national park, there are numerous ways to keep every day of your getaway packed with activity. 


National Museum & Art Gallery

If you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Chaguanas.

Many travelers choose to visit Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection. It is situated at House of Angostura and situated 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of central Chaguanas. When you visit the House of Angostura you may think you're visiting just for a tour to learn about the history of rum making, but there's an added bonus here: the one-of-a-kind Baracant Butterfly Collection.

National Museum & Art Gallery: The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m.

The table just below summarizes more details regarding a few the available museums nearby.

Museums Near Chaguanas
Name Phone Location
Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection (868) 623-1841 ext. 255 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Chaguanas
National Museum & Art Gallery (868) 623-5941 11.1 mi. Northwest of Central Chaguanas

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy exploring the history of places you visit? If so, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation in Chaguanas.

Fort Picton is a historical site close to Chaguanas. Built by the British in 1797 fearing an imminent invasion by France or Spain, Fort Picton was the solution. The island's governor hoped that this single fort would be enough to hold off the other European empires.

Historic Sites Near Chaguanas
Name Type Phone Location Island
Fort Picton Historical Site -- 9.9 mi. Northwest of Central Chaguanas Trinidad

Natural Attractions

Caroni Bird Sanctuary

Caroni Bird Sanctuary is one of the local attractions that's popular with visitors. The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is a swamp popular among eco tourists for its plentiful offering of bird watching opportunities.

Caroni Lagoon National Park is a second place you might enjoy. One of the few popular natural attractions on Trinidad, the Caroni Lagoon National Park makes up for the lack of other parks by packing a intense and wildlife full experience in this one. Guests hoping to see animals up close will not be disappointed.

Chaguanas has a nice selection of choices too. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, read this page.


Feeling Lucky? Those wanting to test their luck in some gaming action can find quite a few places to do so in and near the area.

Island Club Casino offers dining on-site, so you can eat before, during or after the gaming action. A favored casino on Trinidad, Island Club Casino has both live games, electronic games, and slot machines available so locals and tourists alike can play the night away, trying to see if they have what it takes to win it all.

Needless to say, you'll find many other options too. Visit this page concerning gaming in and near Chaguanas if you want to get some more information.


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