Trinidad in 5 Days: What to See, Eat & Do

I visited Trinidad and Tobago in December 2019 for four days and five nights. This is hardly enough time to properly see the island but I maximized every single second and left with my heart full, my taste-buds satisfied and my eyes happy. In the previous three posts, I documented the destinations I visited but glossed over details like the food and culture. This post will tie it all together and concludes my four-part Trinidad series, JUST in time for Trinidad Carnival 2020! In between J’Ouvert, Carnival Tuesday, Panorama and all the fetes, read on for how to enjoy the best of the country’s food, culture, natural landscape and built environment if you have only five days. Feel free to mix and match to create a personalized itinerary that suits your schedule and preferences.

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Exploring Port of Spain

Port of Spain is the second largest city of Trinidad and Tobago and also its capital city, located on the Gulf of Paria in northwestern Trinidad. Port of Spain is a leading city in the Caribbean, serving primarily as a retail, shipping, administrative and financial centre, home to two of the region’s largest banks. A spirited city with a vibrant street food culture and night life, Port of Spain slips below the radar as a tourist attraction except during Carnival which is the city’s main annual festival. The island is widely recognized as the birthplace of Carnival.

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