Things to do in Trinidad and Tobago
The ideal place in the Caribbean to
have some fun, Trinidad and Tobago offers
its tourists plenty of things to do and activities to enjoy. Famous
for its Carnivals, here calypso, soca and steel-pan music reign
supreme in the streets with most of the people loving to party,
sing, dance and ‘lime.’
One of the most popular pastimes in Trinidad and Tobago has to
be cricket. Brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century,
cricket is an obsession out here. Home to Brain Lara, one of the
most famous cricketers in the world, try out a game of cricket when
you are in Trinidad and Tobago and have some fun. Soccer is
also very popular and a visit to a game can be loads of fun, with
spectators creating an almost carnival like atmosphere with their
colorful costumes, drums and singing.
A must see in Trinidad is the vibrant Carnival for which preparations
start in early September. Held every year in February, Carnival festivities
start on a Monday morning and end on Tuesday night before Ash Wednesday.
The entire Port of Spain turns into
one huge party with parades and festivities held in the streets. So
join in Carnival and have some fun dressing up and have a good time.
For nature lovers and bird watchers head to the Asa Wright
Nature Center to enjoy some amazing bird watching opportunities.
Even if you aren’t a bird lover come here to see a wealth
of incredible tropical birds including the blue-crowned motmot and
the channel-billed toucan. Hiking opportunities are on hand at this
nature reserve, which also acts as a research station for biologists.
The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is another bird haven to head for. Home
to thousands of scarlet ibis, the national bird of Trinidad and
Tobago, this sanctuary is also the habitat of a number of bird species
including herons and egrets as well.
In Tobago, the best thing to do is to head for the many gorgeous
beaches here and enjoy a wealth of water based activities ranging
from swimming to snorkeling and glass bottom boat tours. Store Bay
and Pigeon Point have excellent beaches to enjoy. Serious divers should
visit Speyside and Charlotteville along the northeast coast of the
island for some superb diving conditions. The water clarity is top
notch with schools of tropical ifsh and stunning coral to explore
and discover. Buccoo Reef is another fantastic place to go diving