The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a small island nation consisting with about 1.3 million people off the northern coast of Venezuela, with Port of Spain as its capital. Due to its tropical climate, as well as the low rate of inflation and the strength of the Trinidad and Tobago dollar (which circulates at a rate of 1 USD = 6.3 TT$), the nation has enjoyed a recent surge in the tourist industry. Tourism and manufacturing are considerably important to the local economy. This country is also the place where calypso music was born.
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With an economy based on petroleum, this island is the most industrialzed country in the Caribbean. Various ethnic groups find their place in Trinidad and Tobago, such as: Africans, Indians, Venezuelans, Spaniards, Creoles, French, Italians, Portuguese, Chinese, Britons, Lebanese, Syrians, and Caribs. A great time to visit is when the preLenten Carinival takes place, which is two days before Ash Wednesday (around March).
Capital: Port of Spain
Climate: Trinidad and Tobago has a nice tropical climate. The rainy season lasts from June-December.
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar.
Time Zone: UTC-4
Trinidad is a great destination when it comes to hiking, marvelous rainforests, fishing, cycling, kayaking, or simply admaring the wildlife-filled forests. This island has been signaled as a biodiversity and birdwatching paradise because of its variety of bird species, reptiles, mammals, and butterflies. Trinidad has an incredible mixture of different cultures, which is why its culinary fare is famous for the presence of flavors from India, China, Africa, Europe, and even Syria. Food festivals have become incredibly popular in town and restaurants and bars are located everywhere.
Tobago has won several eco awards being, including the title of #1 Eco-Destination in the Caribbean. A great time to visit this island would be in September, when the Carnival, or Tobago Fest, takes place. Golf-lovers will also find their place in Tobago. The Mount Irvine Golf Course and the Tobago Plantation Golf Course offer beautiful landscapes and a tranquil environment. Another must are the beaches of Tobago. From secluded beaches to beaches surrounded by modern facilities and life guards, the one thing they all have in common is their beauty.