Natural treasures abound on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, which include lush rainforest, swamp, marsh, mountain, and grassland ecosystems. The significant yearly rainfall in Trinidad and Tobago maintains the country lush and verdant, feeding beautiful rivers and waterfalls. Reefs, lagoons, and white sand beaches may be found where the rivers meet the sea. The tropical fish surrounding Buccoo attract snorkelers, swimmers, anglers, divers, and photographers, while the hammerhead sharks, turtles, and manta rays in the deeper seas around Charlotteville are equally captivating.
The numerous cultures that have governed or been ruled in Trinidad and Tobago have resulted in an ethnically varied environment with a pleasant populace that like music and dancing and have a laid-back island attitude and enjoyment of life.
This vibrant Caribbean island has various festivals and special events throughout the year, the most renowned of which is Carnival, in late February. Other essential holidays in Trinidad and Tobago honor tradition, religion, or sports and are accessible to all visitors.
Trinidad and Tobago’s cuisine is influenced by Spanish, Dutch, British, Chinese, African, and Indian influences. Spicy and starchy dishes using chickpeas, bread, pastry, or all three are typical. The local specialty is roti, which is a frequent and popular street dish. There are several bars, clubs, and pubs on the islands where tourists may dance, listen to live music, or relax while sipping wine, beer, cocktails, or native rum.