ABOUT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Trinidad is like the town of Bethlehem, a tiny but significant
place in the heart of God. It is part of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It was in the year 1498 that the
notable pioneer, Christopher Columbus, sailed the Caribbean Seas on his third epic, exploratory journey around the then known
world when he stumbled upon this twin island. The Majesty of the triple mountains now called the Trinity Hills, for which
the island of Trinidad is celebrated, rose magnificently before him. The inspiring image sparked such a heavenly awe in the
mind and spirit of this renowned explorer that the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost immediately came to
mind. He called this island 'La Trinidad' which is 'The Trinity' in Spanish. Later the 'La' was dropped and the name 'Trinidad'
Trinidad & Tobago, the home of the Steelpan, is located just seven miles off the coast of Venezuela. These two islands are one country with a distinct culture, yet each has its own personality. The population
is on average 1.4 Million people.
Trinidad is busy and industry-focused,
while Tobago is serene, tranquil and relaxing . The islands are renowned for their warm climate, friendly
and hospitable people, magnificent beaches, natural wonders and cultural festivals.
The capital of Trinidad is Port
of Spain. It boasts a myriad of shopping
venues, businesses, towering buildings, hotels, and restaurants. The Queen's Park Savannah, Emperor
Valley Zoo, Botanical
Gardens and Colonial-Styled Mansions
stand as a testimony of the beauty of the island. Other wonderful
sites include the Aripo Caves, Hollis Reservoir and the Asa Wright Nature Centre, both famous for bird watching, the
Paria Waterfall among many others, popular as a hiking ground. Also you
can visit one of the natural wonders of the world- the Pitch Lake in La Brea. While here you can also take part in viewing another wonder that occurs at only one time of the year;
Leatherback Turtle Watching.
Trinidad's rich history can be experienced at such popular historical sites like Fort
George, the Chaguaramas Military History
and Aviation Museum, and the River Estate Water Wheel, Gasparee limestone caves, Toco Lighthouse,
and the Lopinot Museum.
Map of Trinidad