Trinidad and Tobago - Tourism in the Caribbean
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a popular destination for the traveler looking for the mix of cultural activities and Eco-tourism. Located near St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean Islands, the two islands compliment and contrast each other. Trinidad and Tobago's rich culture is a melting pot of many nationalities. In addition to the heavy African influence, much of the art, music and dance are also influenced by the island's European roots. For those wishing to visit, come explore Trinidad and Tobago; experience the richness of the culture and people.
Trinidad is the largest most populous of the two main islands. Bustling with commerce and diversity, ninety-four percent of the total land mass and ninety-six percent of the population is there. On Trinidad you will find rain-forest, pristine mangrove swamps and a few beaches.One of the top attractions is bird- watching; with more than 400 species there this is no surprise. Trinidad also attracts visitors interested in other species of flora and fauna too. For those preferring the city,Trinidad is popular with the cosmopolitan tourist. In the spring, the capital city of Port of Spain comes alive with Carnival; residents begin preparing for the event months in advance; The festival is a spectacular celebration incorporating elements of most island cultures. Other popular attractions in the Port of Spain area include: Cultural & Art exhibits, shopping, fine dinning, pubs and bars.
Tobago is located twenty miles northeast of Trinidad; this island has abundant natural resources palm trees and beautiful white-sand beaches; what Tobago lacks is the urban sophistication of Trinadad. What the island has is outdoor recreation. Popular activates include: parasailing, kayaking and windsurfing. If all this were not enough, Tobago is home to hundreds of species of birds. There are several vantage points for bird watching. These include: the Grafton Caledonia Wildlife Sanctuary, Little Tobago Island and Main Ridge Forest Reserve. In addition to the birds, there are many other species of flora and fauna.
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