Attractions in Chaguanas

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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. 


Assuming you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Chaguanas.

One popular destination is Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection. It is found within House of Angostura and located 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.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Central Bank Money Museum. It is found in downtown Port of Spain, 10.6 mi. Northwest of central Chaguanas. The Money Museum has three main rooms that will take visitors through three different topics. The first room deals with money in general, and how it has evolved around the world from simple stones to gold, and today to paper currency, debit and credit cards, and completely electronic currency.

The chart just below shows more details concerning some the museums you might enjoy 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
Central Bank Money Museum (868) 625-2601 ext. 2151 Downtown Port of Spain, 10.6 mi. Northwest of Central Chaguanas

Historical Sites

In case you like to explore the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

Fort Picton is a historical site within reach of Chaguanas. Visitors to the site will be able to explore all that is left of Fort Picton. In addition to the stone walls and many rooms, the fort includes some impressive views of the city.

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

Those visitors who enjoy natural surroundings might enjoy Caroni Bird Sanctuary. <p>The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is a swamp popular among eco tourists for its plentiful offering of bird watching opportunities.</p>

Caroni Lagoon National Park is another local site that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. <p>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.</p>

Of course, you'll find additional choices. To get more information on natural attractions near Chaguanas, read this article.


Ready for some action? Travelers hoping to test their luck in some gaming action have quite a few venues where they can do so in and near the area.

Island Club Casino has dining on-site, which provides added convenience before or after you try your luck. This 55,000 square foot space features such games as Black Jack, Multi-Action Black Jack, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, and more.

This is merely one example of what's available. Go to this extended discussion dedicated to gaming in and near Chaguanas if you'd like to discover some more facts.


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