Port of Spain Attractions

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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 several beaches to enjoy, although they are all located in neighboring areas. Just click on each beach name for detailed information about that part of the coast.

Macqueripe Bay: From an ariel view, Macqueripe Bay appears in the shape of a horseshoe, which helps protect the bay from heavy winds and encourages calm waters. The sand is a dark tan hue which slopes downward to the almost green waves.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Cyril Bay. Set along Trinidad's North coast is Cyril Bay, a great locale for a day of splashing around with the family. Despite it's remote location, many people make the trek, so don't expect to have the beach to yourself.

Maracas Bay: A beautiful drive through the Northern Range Mountains will lead you right to the shore.

Luckily, you'll find quite a few other beaches nearby. To read our detailed page about beaches, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum & Art Gallery

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit National Museum & Art Gallery. It is located within 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.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Central Bank Money Museum. It is found in downtown Port of Spain. Owned and staffed by the Central Bank, this museum will take visitors on a journey across the world and time to see how money, its use, and the way it is made and stored has changed over the years. At this time, the museum is closed for a complete upgrade and renovation, with the expectation that they will reopen in September of 2015.

President's House: Much like the White House in the United States, the President's House is the official residence of the president of Trinidad and Tobago. Originally built in 1876, the house has served as a governor's residence, a museum and art gallery, the governor's residence once again, and finally the president's quarters.

These are just some of your options. To read our detailed page about other enjoyable places to visit in Port of Spain, click here.

Natural Attractions

Emperor Valley Zoo

Travelers who like being outside will often enjoy visiting Emperor Valley Zoo. 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.

Royal Botanical Gardens is a second outdoor attraction worth considering. 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.

Port of Spain offers additional choices. Click to find our page regarding natural attractions in this area.

Casinos

In the mood for some action? Visitors interested in testing their luck will have quite a few venues where they can do so in this area.

Club Princess Ltd is located within 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 you want to try your luck at the slots, you might like 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, there are a wider range of choices. Visit this extended discussion dedicated to gaming in Port of Spain if you'd like to discover some more information.

 

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