Top things to do in West Coast

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…
Wildlife Reserve in West Coast

Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust

Despite being amid the island’s sprawling oil refinery, this wetland sanctuary has an abundance of birdlife in a highly concentrated 26 hectares. There are about 90 bird species, both wild and in cages, including en…
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…
Ceramics in West Coast

Radika's Pottery Shop

This family-owned pottery produce piles of deyas for Divali as well as a variety of bigger ceramic wares. Tours take in the ancient-looking kiln and give a window into the production process.
Market in West Coast

Chaguanas Market

Large covered market with piles of exotic fruit and veg on sale and lots of banter from the traders.
Caribbean in San Fernando

Driftwood Restaurant

Decent in-hotel restaurant, serving a mixture of Caribbean and international fare.