Orientation

Shaped like a molar tooth sitting on its side, Trinidad is surrounded by four bodies of water – the Caribbean (north), the Atlantic Ocean (east), the Gulf of Paria (west) and the Columbus Channel (south) – making each coast a little different. The bustling capital of Port of Spain sits along a wide bay on the Gulf, and most of the country’s better-known attractions are within an hour’s drive. In fact, you could drive from one side of the island to the other in around three hours, maybe less if you’re a pro at bumpy, winding roads.