Attractions on Trinidad

Discover the splendor of Trinidad

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With a large area that consists of lively cities, peaceful suburbs, and quiet country-sides, attractions throughout Trinidad can range greatly. Anyone who is used to other Caribbean island will be pleased that Trinidad is quite different, showing off its South American Proximity in its geography, culture, and history.


Maracas Bay

You'll find several beaches to consider on the island. If you prefer having a lot of room around you, you may be pleasantly surprised, some of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from over-development. You can click on each beach name for a detailed review of that specific beach.

Columbus Bay: Located on the Southwestern Peninsula of Trinidad, the bay was named for Christopher Columbus in honor of the fact that he and his crew entered the bay via ship in 1498. Today the beach serves as a semi-popular recreational spot for sun bathing and swimming.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is 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.

Mayaro Beach: Mayaro Beach runs parallel to Guayaguayare Mayaro Road. Choose a gravelly side road and make your way east, where you are likely to run into the beach, as it is the longest stretch of beach on the island.

These examples are just a sample of the options worth consideration To get more information on beaches available, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum & Art Gallery

One popular destination is Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum. It is found on Trinidad. The Chaguaramas Military History and Aviation Museum is located on the former military base, and makes for a great attraction for history and military buffs. The museum was founded by a former member of the Trinidad & Tobago Coastguard.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit National Museum & Art Gallery. It is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad. 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.

Central Bank Money Museum: 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.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find other sites to visit. Take advantage of this extended discussion regarding other sites worth visiting on Trinidad if you're looking for additional information.

Natural Attractions

ASA Wright Nature Center

Tourists who like the open air are likely to enjoy spending some time at ASA Wright Nature Center. <p>Established in 1967, the ASA Wright Nature Center is a non-profit eco-center dedicated to keeping the protected area in its natural state and study conservation. This spot is particularly favored amongst birders for the 400 birds that nest here annually.</p>

Emperor Valley Zoo is a second attraction that needs mentioning. <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>

Luckily, you'll be able to find a full range choices. To visit our full guide to natural attractions on Trinidad, click here.


Trinidad Casinos

Feeling lucky? Visitors interested in trying their luck will find lots of venues where they can do so on the island.

Club Princess Ltd is found 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.

Island Club Casino is situated in Valsayn, Trinidad. This 55,000 square foot space features such games as Black Jack, Multi-Action Black Jack, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, and more.

Ma Pau Casino offers a wide array of games for guests to play, including Baccarat, Blackjack, and Poker. Known as one of the best gaming spaces in Port of Spain, Ma Pau Casino offers excellent hospitality to enhance your experience.

Fortunately, you can find plenty of other choices. Navigate here to visit our page dedicated to gaming on Trinidad.


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