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  • Writer's pictureMila Gaccino

Tourist Spots in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago are two islands joined as one nation with very different characters.

Trinidad, near Venezuela, is the busier of the two and the southernmost of all the West Indian islands. In the bustling capital, Port of Spain, you will find some impressive examples of colonial and Renaissance-style architecture, as well as an eclectic cultural mix of Creoles, Africans, Amerindians, Europeans, and East Indians. Popular palm-fringed beaches are nearby, and three forest-cloaked mountain ranges dissect the island, creating some striking landscapes.

Discover the best places to visit and the most rewarding things to do in these alluring islands with our list of the top attractions in Trinidad & Tobago.

• Maracas Bay, Trinidad

• Englishman's Bay, Tobago

• Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge, Trinidad

• Pigeon Point, Tobago

• Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Trinidad

• Little Tobago Island

• Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Trinidad

• Main Ridge Forest Reserve, Tobago

• Fort King George & the Tobago Museum, Tobago

Naturally beautiful Tobago is Trinidad's less-developed younger sister. Rainforests, reefs, and white-sand beaches are the prime tourist attractions here, with excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving. The islands attract many independent travelers who appreciate the unpretentious ambiance and dramatic topography.

In particular, both islands are renowned for their excellent birding, with many avian species from nearby South America enriching the biodiversity. Trinidad and Tobago is also famous for its Carnival, held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

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