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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Travel Trinidad and Tobago

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, located in the Caribbean has much to offer by way of culture, beaches, foods and nature resorts. There may be two islands by name and the separation by water, but definitely one bond existing between the residents of these islands.


Every year thousands arrive on the island of Trinidad to enjoy what is known as the best carnival in the world. Carnival Monday and Tuesday are the days before Ash Wednesday on the Catholic calendar. The burst of colour on the costumes, the revelry of the people, the infectious music, the Calypso, the Steelband and the beautiful women are all combined to send a message to the rest of the world that no one should miss Trinidad's carnival.

The Food

Trinidadians and Tobagonians are well known for their spicy foods. A popular and most sought after dish when visiting Tobago is Crab and Dumpling. In Trinidad one cannot visit without trying Doubles, Roti, Pelau; Curry Duck and Chicken, Macaroni Pie and an array of many other foods. The foods are well seasoned and tasty and everyone keeps returning for more food, one serving never seems to be enough!

Beaches and Diving Facilities

The reefs in Tobago allow for snorkelling and scuba diving, emphasis being placed on being careful when diving and swimming so as not to destroy the reef. For non-swimmers there is also a glass bottom boat which goes out on to The Buccoo Reef in an area known as Nylon Pool, which is clear, shallow and warm; this boat gives everyone the opportunity to share in this natural beauty.

The Maracas beach in Trinidad is the most visited by both locals and tourists. It is located to the North of the island and no one visits Maracas beach without purchasing a Bake and Shark for lunch.

The Pitch Lake

This fascinating geological mystery was discovered by Sir Walter Raleigh in the year 1595. It is located in La Brea at the South west of the island and it is the largest asphalt deposit in the world. The Pitch Lake attracts over 15000 visitors on an annual basis.

Other Highlights

Bird Watching, Turtle Watching, Cycling, Kayaking, Hiking are just among the many activities for the entire family to partake and enjoy. For the sport lovers, one can always locate a game of football or cricket being played. The shopaholics can find just about any and everything in the island's capital; Port-of-Spain. Clothes, books, fragrances, cosmetics and household items are always easily obtainable at affordable prices.

The different ethnic backgrounds existing on the islands allow for each and everyone to visit Trinidad and Tobago and for all visitors to feel the comfort and warmth existing and extended by the residents. Although the islands of Trinidad and Tobago have unique characteristics and attractions; they are awaiting everyone with open arms; so why not make Trinidad and Tobago your vacation destination the next time you travel, a jewel of the Caribbean awaits your presence.

The Buccoo Reef

The Maracas beach

The Pitch Lake


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