Trinidad and Tabago - Tourism in the Caribbean
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago(T&T) is the perfect destination for the traveler that enjoys the excitement of the city and the tranquility of a remote beach. T&T is located due south of St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. This destination attracts a variety of visitors interested in the biodiversity and culture found here. This nation is blessed with the same natural beauty as many of the other Caribbean islands and it has Carnival.
Trinidad's Carnival is one of T&T's most significant yearly events, that is celebrated two days prior to Ash Wednesday; residents usually prepare for the event months in advance. For the Eco-tourist, T&T has some of the richest biodiversity in the Caribbean. If you are an outdoor or bird watching enthusiast, this is the place to visit. Trinidad and Tobago offers tourist a different experience, like no other.
Trinidad is the largest and most populous of the two main islands; it has 94% of the total land mass and is home to ninety-six percent of the population. In addition to the beaches and the various activities found here, this is where you will find some of the most diverse species of birds in the Caribbean. Moreover, this is home to "Asa Wright Nature Centre," a world famous center for bird enthusiasts. In addition to bird-watching, Trinidad attracts a variety of visitors interested in other species of flora and fauna too. For those preferring the city, this is a popular destination for the cosmopolitan tourist; popular attractions found in the Port of Spain area includes: Cultural & Art exhibits, fine dinning, pubs & bars and shopping.
Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands and it is home to more than 200 species of birds on its 116 square miles of land. This island has 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 found in Main Ridge Forest Reserve, this forest is home for many other species of flora and fauna too; for the tourist, Main Ridge is accessible by nature trail.
T&T's rich culture is a melting pot of the many nationalities found here. In addition to the heavy African influence, much of the art, music, superstitions and dance are influenced by the the island's European roots. These contributions are celebrated during the Tobago Heritage Festival. The islands main-stay of fishing is another popular celebration, with parties held on St Peter's Day. For those wishing to visit here, come explore the islands and experience their rich culture, dialects, and diversity. Just remember, Trinidad and Tabago awaits you.
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