Trinidad and Tobago Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Where is it?: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela

Why do people go here?: Give into your multiple personalities in Trinidad and Tobago. For a slower pace, head to the smaller Tobago. For the nightlife, and the most rockin’ Carnival around, try Trinidad.

What are the main entry points?: Flights into both islands arrive from both inside, and outside, the Caribbean.

Currency used: Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD)

Country Code: 1-868

Religion: Roman Catholic 29.4%, Hindu 23.8%, Anglican 10.9%, Muslim 5.8%, Presbyterian 3.4%, other 26.7%

Population: 1.3 million

Ethnic Breakdown: Africans, Britons, Caribs, Chinese, French Creoles, Indians, Lebanese, Portuguese, Spaniards, Syrians, Venezuelans

Government: Parliamentary democracy

Languages: English (official), Hindi, French, Spanish, Chinese

Travel Information

Major Cities: Port-of-Spain

Attractions: Party!, Relaxation, Beaches

Accommodation: Trinidad and Tobago Hostels

Tourism Office locations and links: Trinidad & Tobago Tourist Development Authority The Cruise Complex 1-D Wrightson Rd Port of Spain, Trinidad +1-868-623-1932, 664-5196(Piarco Airport), 639-2125 (Tobago), 639-0509 (Crown Point Airport);; FAX +1-868-623-3848;tourism-info@tidco.co.tt //www.tidco.co.tt/ //www.discovertrinidad.com/, www.visittnt.com/

Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Anytime after the first three months of the year (and Carnival) are the cheapest, with nice weather.

Specific Events/Holidays: Independence Day, 31 August (1962)

Getting Around: Fly between the islands, or take a five hour ferry. Once you’re on land, plan on spending time on a bus.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Trinidad and Tobago is the Piarco International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Trinidad and Tobago travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.


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