Attractions in Port of Spain

Photo Credit: © David Stanley CC BY
 

Port of Spain stands out on the island of Trinidad.  While the overall nature of this island is laid back and slow-going, this city is a busy one, always developing and moving forward.  This fast pace may be what draws visitors so frequently – because they know that this is where you go to find the most attractions and activity.

Beaches

Maracas Bay

You'll discover a large number of beaches to visit, though they are all found nearby. You can click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that individual beach.

Macqueripe Bay: Take Western Main Road through Chaguaramas and take the first right onto Tucker Valley Road. The road ends right at a paved parking lot where beach goers can park their vehicles before taking a concrete walkway down the hill to the bay.

A second place that beach-goers can consider is Cyril Bay. Cyrill Bay is a natural bay with deep green waters that wash ashore flattening the tan colored sand at the highest point of tide. Directly after that, the ground consists of a variety of shells and pebbles, which can be hard on feet -- shoes are recommended.

Maracas Bay: The north coast of Trinidad is home to Maracas Bay, one of the more popular beaches on the island. Sit along the shore or enjoy the often rocky waters with strong current under the safety of a lifeguard.

Nearby areas have several additional beaches to choose from. Make your way to this article if you want to find out additional information.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum & Art Gallery

Many travelers choose to visit National Museum & Art Gallery. It is located in Port of Spain. The museum offers guests tours of the exhibits where they will guide you through the different areas and describe the importance of each item. You can also feel free to ask them any questions that you might have.

Many travelers also choose to visit Central Bank Money Museum. It is located within downtown Port of Spain. 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.

President's House: While the President's House serves as the private residence of the president of Trindad and Tobago, it also has an official capacity as well. From the neighboring Botanical Gardens, visitors can view the house whenever they choose.

Of course, the area has other sites to visit. For a more detailed look at other interesting landmarks in this area, use this link.

Natural Attractions

Emperor Valley Zoo

Vacationers who like the open air will frequently have fun visiting Emperor Valley Zoo. <p>Although the Emperor Valley Zoo was first built in 1947, it wasn't until 1952 that the doors were opened to the public. To this day it remains a popular family attraction, showcasing both regional and exotic animals and furthering the cause of animal conservation.</p>

Another option worth a visit is Royal Botanical Gardens. <p>One of the oldest gardens in the world, the Royal Botanical Gardens was established in the year 1818, and for almost two centuries have been pleasing visitors with the colorful flowers and native plants.</p>

Port of Spain offers a nice selection of nature attractions. To read a more complete discussion of this specific topic, see this page.

Casinos

In the mood for some action? Visitors looking to test their luck will find plenty of opportunities to do so in this area.

Club Princess Ltd is located in downtown Port of Spain. If the fact that Club Princess Ltd. is the largest casino on Trinidad and Tobago were not enough to draw a crowd, the fact that it is located in the center of Port of Spain and on the busiest street in town would certainly draw a crowd.

If slot machines are part of your plans, you might try Ma Pau Casino. Known as one of the best gaming spaces in Port of Spain, Ma Pau Casino offers excellent hospitality to enhance your experience.

Luckily, you will find a wider range of options too. Click on this link to find our page about gaming in Port of Spain.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.