Trinidad and Tobago

Cant decide if you want a bustling city break or relaxing beach break then choose Trinidad and Tobago, the best of both worlds.

1841 sq miles of Trinidad has it all, with Port of spain the country’s capital providing a city landscape with high-rise buildings and a very good infrastructure, not surprising due to a high income economy Trinidad and Tobago is one of the wealthiest and most developed Caribbean islands. Majority of its wealth attributed to the exploitation of oil and natural gas, you will find that Trinidad has large oil refineries and large industrial estates. Don’t think to yourself that Trinidad is not also beautiful with mangrove swamps, rainforests, bird watching sanctuaries and beautiful beaches, Trinidad is very diverse. The most popular beach in Trinidad is Maracas beach and there is also Maracas waterfall.

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Tobago on the other hand is what you would expect from a Caribbean island, covering just 120 sq miles of land, Tobago is filled with palm tree lined pristine beaches, excellent diving spots, such as Speyside, more rainforests and hiking, waterfalls to visit, swimming and cycling available. Nightlife is also alive in Tobago, you wont find as many clubs and bars as you would in Trinidad but people on the island still like to have a good time and you will always find a party going on somewhere. Scarborough is Tobago’s capital. Trinidad and Tobago is famous for carnival which takes place in Trinidad annually on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. If you are in Trinidad at the time I would strongly recommended that you go along, with some of the biggest and extravagant costumes, incredible floats, this is something you cannot imagine without seeing it with your own eyes, an impressive parade, music and dancing non stop. Trinidad ad Tobago has a vast amount of wide life of all sorts with approximately 472 species of birds its no wonder people flock here just for a spot of birdwatching, there are also approximately 100 mammals, 90 reptiles, 30 amphibians, 50 freshwater fish, 950 marine fish, 650 butterflies, 672 beetles and 40 corals recorded.

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You will also find turtles and mantra rays in Tobago. Trinidad’s airport is Piarco international airport and is located in Piarco. There are regular and relatively reasonably priced flights or ferries that will take you over to Tobago. The language used in Trinidad and Tobago is English and like many Caribbean islands there are two main seasons the dry season from January to May and the rainy season from June to December.

Trinidad and Tobago is located outside the hurricane belt and has an average temperature of 27ºC. Trinidad has a population of around 1.27 million people and Tobago only 56,810 people. The Trinidad and Tobago dollar is the local currency but the US Dollar is also widly accepted. Trinidad and Tobago is the birth place of the steelpan drums, the limbo and music such as calypso, soca, panang, cariso, extempo and kaiso. Food on the islands is plentiful with snacks such as doubles (a sandwich of two fried flat breads with a curried chickpea filling) being very popular as well as bake and fish and patties.

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Main dishes consist of callaloo (a green vegetable similar to spinach), Crab and dumplings, stewed pigeon peas and macaroni pie. Trinidad’s airport is Piarco international airport and is located in Piarco. There are regular and relatively reasonably priced flights or ferries that will take you over to Tobago. The language used in Trinidad and Tobago is English and like many Caribbean islands there are two main seasons the dry season from January to May and the rainy season from June to December. Trinidad and Tobago is located outside the hurricane belt and has an average temperature of 27ºC. Trinidad has a population of around 1.27 million people and Tobago only 56,810 people. The Trinidad and Tobago dollar is the local currency but the US Dollar is also widly accepted. Trinidad and Tobago is the birth place of the steelpan drums, the limbo and music such as calypso, soca, panang, cariso, extempo and kaiso. Food on the islands is plentiful with snacks such as doubles (a sandwich of two fried flat breads with a curried chickpea filling) being very popular as well as bake and fish and patties. Main dishes consist of callaloo (a green vegetable similar to spinach), Crab and dumplings, stewed pigeon peas and macaroni pie.

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