Trinidad and Tobago Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 46%, Trinidad and Tobago is one of the few places the Caribbean where tourism doesn't form the foundation of the island's economy. In this neck of the sea, it's more about oil and gas. But that should in no way overshadow the many beautiful and fascinating things that this island pair has to offer. Englishman's Bay is a stunning, crescent-shaped stretch of beach that borders thick tropical rainforest and brings to mind the castaway island of Robinson Crusoe. Black Jack Hole is a diver's paradise, with a large variety of sponge and coral. Caroni Bird Sanctuary is the number one tourist draw, where you can take a boat ride through mangrove forests teeming with wildlife. Nirava Swamp is another popular spot for birds and one of the largest wetlands in the Caribbean. Chacachacare is a mysterious and uninhabited island and the site of a former leper colony. The Port-of-Spain Carnival celebration is just about as provocative and edgy as the one in Rio. Paschimkashi Hindu Mandir is a fascinating glimpse into the island's rich cultural roots. For the really unusual, Le Brea Pitch Lake is the world's largest natural deposit of asphalt in a bubbling pit of thick tar. Any way you slice it, the range of options in Trinidad and Tobago is remarkably diverse.
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Leave the Sunday best at home when you enter the primordial world that plays host to Trinidad & Tobago's Pitch Lake, the largest natural deposit of tar in the world. At first you might question why a place such as this would be ....
|Coordinates:||11 00 N, 61 00 W|
|Main Languages:||English, Spanish, Caribbean Hindustani, Hindi, Creole, French, Chinese, Arabic|
|Capital:||Port of Spain|
|Currency:||Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)|
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