A melting pot of cultures with a non-stop zest for life, this is a land of music and festivals, where Carnival, calypso, steel pan music, and the limbo dance were born.
Trinidad is rich in the architecture, art, fashion, food, festivals, and music derived from this fusion of cultures.
Historical treasures that can be found in Trinidad include the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - an interesting mix of Italian marble, Irish stained glass and British ironwork; Fort Chacon - an 18th century Spanish fort; and Fort Picton - British fort.
Trinidad too is a bird watchers paradise. With a 200-acre wildlife sanctuary - the Asa Wright Nature Centre.
North Coast - Maracas Bay, Las Cuevas, Blanchisseuse, Grande Riviere, Toco Bay,
North East Coast - Balandra Bay, Salybia
Manzanilla, Mayaro (South East Coast).
Taxis expect a token tip of around 10%.
At drinking establishments tipping is optional, and the staff at smaller bars may tell you on your way out that you forgot your change.