West Coast attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature 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

This 5611-hectare estuarine swampland of dense mangrove thickets crisscrossed with tea-colored channels is best known for its scarlet ibis, TnT's national bird. Each afternoon, these bright crimson beauties swoop in…
Wildlife Reserve in West Coast

Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust

A wonderful exercise in contradiction, this picturesque bird sanctuary covers 29 hectares of lake and forest within the incongruous setting of PetroTrin oil refinery (which ceased operations in 2018). It's home to s…
Hindu Temple in West Coast

Waterloo Temple

Beautifully situated at the end of a causeway striking off from the central west coast, Waterloo Temple was constructed almost entirely by indentured laborer Sewdass Sadhu, after his previous structure (built on sta…
Hindu Temple in West Coast

Hanuman Murti and Sri Dattatreya Ashram

Towering 26m over the Sri Dattatreya Ashram, the brightly painted Hanuman Murti is a potent icon of Trinidad’s Hindu community. Devotees from all over the country come here to pray and walk devotional circles around…
Museum in West Coast

Indian Caribbean Museum

Just inland from Waterloo Temple, this absorbing museum is dedicated to the Indian history and experience in Trinidad. Some gorgeous antique sitars and drums are displayed, as are photographs and informational displ…
Hill in San Fernando

San Fernando Hill

Looming over San Fernando, this was once a sacred Amerindian site, but today its landscaped grounds are a great place to kick back and relax, dotted with picnic tables and offering sweeping views over the central pl…