Attractions in Port of Spain

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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.


Maracas Bay

You'll find a large selection of beaches to choose from, although all of them are located nearby. Just click on each beach name for more information concerning that section of the coast.

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.

Another alternative worth considering is Cyril Bay. Cyril Bay can be found just of North Coast Road in the village of St. George.

Maracas Bay: Maracas Bay is dazzling with its powder white sands, palm trees, and forestry that encircles the area. The rolling waves are from a water that is blue-green, and are just strong enough on most days for visitors who want to surf.

These examples are just a few of the available choices. To read more about beaches, navigate to this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum & Art Gallery

An interesting landmark worth visiting is 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.

Another popular destination 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 examples are only a few of what's available. Go to this page concerning other interesting landmarks in Port of Spain if you want more details.

Natural Attractions

Emperor Valley Zoo

Emperor Valley Zoo is one of the more popular local attractions. 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 another outdoor attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. 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.

These are just a few of the options that are available. Go to this extended discussion about natural attractions in Port of Spain if you'd like to find out more specifics.


Feeling lucky? Vacationers hoping to try their luck will have quite a few places to go in this area.

Club Princess Ltd is found within downtown Port of Spain. Club Princess Ltd. is a three floor gambling facility, filled with 224 slot machines and nine live game tables.

If you want to try your luck at the slots, consider heading to Ma Pau Casino. With 50 electronic game machine and three table games, Ma Pau is not one of the large casinos on the island, but quality trumps quantity here.

Fortunately, you will find a nice selection of choices. Make your way to this page about gaming in Port of Spain if you'd like to find out more information.


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