Trinidad & Tobago – A Touch of Paradise on Earth

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The annual carnival is the most significant event on the islands' cultural and tourism calendar, with numerous cultural events running in the lead up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
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Photo courtesy of Jacob Haddon. CC-BY-SA-3.0

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Could Trinidad & Tobago be paradise on earth? We certainly think so.

Tobago is the smaller of the two islands with 50,000 inhabitants. If you feel like relaxing on this island, rent a bungalow in one of the north side of the islands fishing communities. If luck is on your side, you can tag along a fishing trip and cast a few fishing lines yourself. Or, if you’re not in the mood, you can chill out on the beach with a cold drink, listening to the local reggae as you sip away.

The north part of Tobago has a wide variety of water sports; snorkeling, diving and surfing to name a few. If you fancy a trip away from the beach, the island is full of lush vegetation to explore and car rental is an option.

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The annual carnival is the most significant event on the islands’ cultural and tourism calendar, with numerous cultural events running in the lead up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Photo courtesy of carnaval.com
Port of Spain. Photo courtesy of Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad. Photo courtesy of Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad, has 300,000 inhabitants. Nine months of the year are spent working on the world’s second largest carnival, which is home to soca, calypso, dancing, outlandish costumes and partying. Untouched beaches, rainforests, and mountains wait in Tobago, all easily accessed by car.

Good To Know

Accommodation – One can find cheap rooms for around €20 , but there are also great deals of luxury rooms. Most of the hotels are located in Pigeon Point close to the airport. If one wants to have a relaxed atmosphere, then it’s better to try to get accommodation in bungalows on the north side, which will also be cheaper.

Food – Trinidad & Tobago food is a mix of African, Indian, European and Lebanese gastronomic influences. Beans and rice are often included in cuisines with a great deal of different flavors and spices.

Weather – The weather in Trinidad and Tobago stays pleasant all year round, but it can be a bit humid and afternoon rain showers are daily occurrences from June to December. The best time to visit Trinidad and Tobago is in January to May.

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