Trinidad Attractions

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.

Beaches

Maracas Bay

You will find several beaches to choose from on the island. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you're in luck, since some of these beaches are fairly secluded and lightly used. You can click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that specific beach.

Columbus Bay: Columbus Bay is set between Los Gallos Point and Corral Point. There is a car park available for visitors.

A second location for beach-goers to 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: Lined by lush trees in most places along the beach, the sand here ranges from a light to dark tan, getting darker the closer it gets to the sea. The water can be rough and is known for rip currents so much so that lifeguards are almost always present during daylight hours.

Trinidad has many other beaches to choose from. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Museum & Art Gallery

One popular destination is Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum. It is located 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.

Another popular destination is National Museum & Art Gallery. It is found in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m.

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.

The island offers a more extensive set of places to see. To read our page about other sites worth visiting on Trinidad, click this link.

Natural Attractions

ASA Wright Nature Center

ASA Wright Nature Center is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy. 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. It is 1,200 feet in the mountains of the Northern Range, seven miles north of the town of Arima.

Emperor Valley Zoo is a second local attraction that's popular with visitors. 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.

Trinidad has additional choices too. Navigate to this page which is all about natural attractions on Trinidad if you're interested in learning some more information.

Casinos

Trinidad Casinos

In the mood for some action? Vacationers interested in trying their luck in some gaming action will have quite a few opportunities to do so on the island.

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

Island Club Casino is located 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 has a selection of games for gamers to play, including Baccarat, Blackjack, and Poker. 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.

Of course, you'll be able to find a nice selection of choices too. Click to see our page dedicated to gaming on Trinidad.

 

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