The two islands lie near the coast of Venezuela, in the south-east Caribbean. Trinidad is the southernmost island of the Caribbean chain; Tobago is 21 miles north-east of Trinidad. Both islands were once connected to the South American continent, and the flora and fauna reflect that historical link.
The nation’s capital is Port of Spain, in north-west Trinidad. Other important Trinidadian towns include San Fernando, Arima, Chaguanas and Point Fortin. Tobago’s capital is Scarborough.
Trinidad is the home of Caribbean Carnival, as well as calypso the musical form which fuels the national festival and of steelband music, which evolved in Port of Spain 60 years ago. The national currency is the Trinidad & Tobago dollar which is approximately $6 TTD to $1 US.
Trinidad and Tobago enjoys a warm tropical climate, tempered by the north-east trade winds. The average daytime temperature is 29º C(83º F), with maximums in the mid-30s.
For more information visit the Official Trinidad and Tobago Travel and Tourism Site: www.gotrinidadandtobago.com
Events & Festivals
February-March: Trinidad Carnival
February- March: Tobago Carnival Regatta
April: Tobago Jazz Festival
June-July: Tobago Heritage Festival
- Permission to marry if you are not a National of Trinidad & Tobago.
- Evidence of identity - such as a National I.D. Card, Driver's Permit or Passport.
- Proof of address - such as a utility bill.
- If one of the parties has been married before, they must provide evidence that the marriage has ended (i.e., original decree absolute for divorce or death certificate, if the previous spouse has died.
- Cost/Fee TT$300* (US$50)
* We try to keep this info as current as possible so please contact the local tourism office for any changes.
Top 5 Things to See and Do in Trinidad and Tobago
1. Visit The Argyle Falls
2. Eat Shark and Bake on Maracas Beach
3. Visit Caroni Swamp
4. Glass Bottom Boat Tour of Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool
5. Visit El Tucuche Peak
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