Trinidad and Tobago Quick Guide

Trinidad and Tobago are two-island Caribbean country south of Venezuela, with many distinctive Creole cuisines and traditions. Trinidad is the most populated of the islands. The capital, Port of Spain, features a festive carnival with colourful calypso music and street brawls. Several bird species also exist in the wilds of Tobago, including the Asa Wright bird species. The smaller island of Tobago shelters the more lush Asa Wright forest reserve, which shelter birds from predators. Various endangered species also exist in the island's forests and beaches.

Trinidad and Tobago Travel Guide provides an interesting history lesson about the islands. On Tobago, a woman named Camilla served as a chief marrying men from different Caribbean islands to avoid marrying an American. At the time, Americans were not welcome on Tobago. Thus, she resorted to painting her face to resemble that of an American so that she could visit American consulates in Trinidad and Tobago. American naval vessels in the region harassed her and she was forced to flee to Tobago.

Now, American soldiers were roaming around and she decided that it would be a good idea to travel by ship to Tobago. At the end of the war, she married a British officer, took a British passport and became a British citizen. Trinidad and Tobago Travel Guide includes information about this period in history in their Caribbean voyages. This would be interesting information for anyone who wants to visit the island on a holiday.

The next in the Trinidad and Tobago Travel Guide is about the island's culture and people. Trinidad is culturally very diverse and you can see many different cultures living side by side. Some have traditional clothes while others wear Western-style clothing. Also, there are differences in their religious practices. You might find a couple of natives who are practicing Islam but most of the people here follow the Church of Jesus Christ.

The Trinidad and Tobago Travel Guide also describe the history of these Caribbean islands. Some people say that the islands were discovered by Europeans who were looking for places on which to sail to the South Caribbean but others say that Christopher Columbus discovered it first. Some even say that Christopher Columbus brought some of his goods to the islands with him and later on introduced firearms to increase food production on the islands.

Now that you know what the history of the two Caribbean islands is, it's time to discuss what you can see and do in Trinidad and Tobago. The two main cities of Trinidad are Port Antonio and Truk Harbor. You should visit both of them if you are visiting the islands. In Port Antonio, you can check out the Aqueduct Bridge, which is a very popular tourist attraction. The bridge takes you to the quietest place in Trinidad and Tobago and you can take a boat ride across the Gulf of Trinidad and Tobago to visit other places on the islands.

The city of Truk Harbor is a commercial center in Trinidad and Tobago. It is the main harbor in Trinidad and Tobago and it is one of the busiest cities here. If you are an avid fisherman or a sport fisher, then Truk Harbor is definitely the place for you. You can go out on charter boats and catch lots of fish here. You can also go into fishing in the dark because the sun will make you lose your shadow.

One of the best things to do in Trinidad and Tobago is to visit the National History Museum. The museum is housed in the historic dockyards of Trinidad and Tobago. The museum houses a large collection of historical artifacts and paintings. Many visitors come to this museum to see the historic artifacts, but many people also go there just to admire the paintings and statues that are on display. This is one of the best museums to go to in all of Trinidad and Tobago.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Trinidad and Tobago are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Trinidad and Tobago is from January to May when the skies stay clear. Although the islands aren't on the hurricane belt, afternoon rain showers are daily occurrences from June to December. Hotels lower their rates to account for rainy weather during this wet season.

Do I need a Visa?

You do not need a visa to visit Trinidad and Tobago as a visitor. Visitors are generally given 90 days to remain in the country, but extensions can be obtained from the Passport and Immigration Department, in Port of Spain (Trinidad) and Scarborough (Tobago).

See which forms you may need for entry into Trinidad and Tobago.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Trinidad and Tobago is the Trinidad And Tobago Dollar (TTD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Trinidad and Tobago you can grab amazing Trinidad And Tobago Dollar deals via (GBP to TTD).

What about the wildlife?

Mammals include agouti, anteater, armadillo, capuchin monkey, deer, howler monkey, tree porcupine, manatee, manicou (opossum), ocelot, quenk (peccary or wild pig), squirrel. Reptillian life includes anaconda, caiman, iguana, leatherback turtles.

What is the traditional food?

Creole food? The national dish of Trinidad & Tobago is calaloo which is prepared in a blended style that almost resembles the Antiguan pepperpot.

What Languages are spoken?

English is the country's official language (the national standard variety is Trinidadian English), but the main spoken languages are Trinidadian English Creole and Tobagonian English Creole. Both creoles contain elements from a variety of African languages. You can learn some basic Creole before you travel to Trinidad and Tobago and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Trinidad and Tobago is the Trinidad And Tobago Dollar (Tipping -- Tip taxi drivers 10% to 15% of the fare, and tip waiters 10% to 15% of the cost of a meal. Tip skycaps and bellboys $1 per bag. Water -- On Trinidad and Tobago, stick to bottled water.).

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 999 or 911
  • Ambulance: 811
  • Fire: 990
  • UK Embassy: +1 868 350 0444

Time Difference

The GMT time difference is -5 hours

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