Attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Trinidad

Asa Wright Nature Centre

A former cocoa and coffee plantation transformed into an 80-hectare nature reserve, this place blows the minds of birdwatchers. Even if you can’t tell a parrot from a parakeet, it's still worthwhile as you can see a…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in East Coast

Nariva Swamp

Inland of the Cocal, the Ramsar-protected Nariva Swamp covers some 60 sq km of freshwater wetland inhabited by anacondas and a small population of elusive manatees. To fully appreciate the area's beauty, book a spot…
Top Choice Waterfall in Northeast Coast

Rio Seco Waterfall

Just past the bridge over the Rio Seco, a signposted trail leads inland to the Rio Seco Waterfall in Matura National Park. This stunning swimming hole and waterfall, with deep clear waters and a gorgeous canopy of r…
Top Choice Park in Port of Spain

Queen’s Park Savannah

Once part of a sugar plantation, and formerly home to a racecourse, this public park is encircled by a 3.7km perimeter road that locals call the world’s largest roundabout. In the early evening when the scorching he…
Top Choice Museum in Port of Spain

National Museum & Art Gallery

Housed in a classic colonial building, the dusty historical exhibits range from Amerindian settlers to African slaves and indentured Indians. There are also geological and natural-history displays – check out the ta…
Top Choice Zoo in Port of Spain

Emperor Valley Zoo

Just north of Queen’s Park Savannah, the 2.5-hectare Emperor Valley Zoo may be small, but has some interesting residents, including indigenous red howler monkeys, ocelots and various birds and snakes native to Trini…
Top Choice Gardens in Port of Spain

Botanical Gardens

Resplendent with exotic trees and plants, and networked by gentle paths, the Botanical Gardens date from 1818. A graceful mansion built in 1875, the adjacent President’s House, which is closed to the public, is slat…
Hindu Temple in West Coast

Waterloo Temple

Beautifully situated at the end of a causeway off the central west coast, Waterloo Temple was constructed almost entirely by indentured laborer Sewdass Sadhu, after his previous structure (built on state land) was d…
Geological Site in San Fernando

Pitch Lake

About 25km southwest of San Fernando, and just south of the small town of La Brea, this slowly bubbling black 'lake' is perhaps Trinidad’s greatest oddity. Once thought of by the Amerindians as a punishment of the g…
Bird Sanctuary in West Coast

Caroni Bird Sanctuary

Caroni Bird Sanctuary is the roosting site for thousands of scarlet ibis, the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago. In the late afternoon the birds fly in to roost in the swamp’s mangroves, giving the trees the appe…