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Best Places to Visit in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago are two islands united as one nation, each with its own distinct personality.

The busier of the two and the southernmost of all the West Indian islands, Trinidad, is located near Venezuela. There are some remarkable examples of colonial and Renaissance-style architecture in the busy city, Port of Spain, as well as a diverse cultural mix of Creoles, Africans, Amerindians, Europeans, and East Indians. Nearby are popular palm-fringed beaches, and three forest-clad mountain ranges cut the island in half, producing dramatic landscapes.

Tobago is Trinidad's younger sister, and it is naturally gorgeous. Rainforests, reefs, and white-sand beaches are the main tourist draws, with good snorkeling and diving opportunities. The simple atmosphere and stunning topography draw many independent tourists to the islands.

Both islands are particularly well-known for their great birding, with numerous avian species from adjacent South America contributing to the island's biodiversity. Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival, which takes place on the Monday and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday, is likewise well-known.

With our list of top attractions in Trinidad & Tobago, you can learn about the best places to visit and the most rewarding things to do on these enticing islands.