Trinidad and Tobago A Southern Caribbean Island.
The republic of Trinidad and Tobago lies in the southern Caribbean. It is an archipelago state. Trinidad and Tobago are the two main islands of the country and there are twenty one smaller islands. Trinidad is much larger than Tobago in size as well as population. The nation lies outside the hurricane belt. Trinidad is a continuation of Mount Andes which creates a wonderful sight. The other part of the island consists of swamps which are fed by rivers.
Tobago lies to the north west part of the island and tourists are not a regular part of this island. It has sandy beaches which are so beautiful and a very attractive part of the island. Snorkelling and scuba diving are also very popular here. Buccoo bay is an important bay of Tobago which is very famous for snorkelling. Maracas bay is the longest bay at Trinidad and is very much famous for swimming. Mayaro beach is a beach at Trinidad which is a very quiet beach and tourists can easily relax there. Marine bay is again an important bay at Trinidad. Manzanilla beach of Trinidad is a brownish, grey and sand stripped beach with Atlantic on one side and palm on the other; it is again a place of attraction for the tourists. There is another bay in Tobago known as the Pirate's bay.
Carib and Angostura brewery at Trinidad are the famous breweries.
The Royal Botanical garden at Trinidad is a garden where there are various shrubs, trees and an orchid house also. Devil's wood yard is a famous volcano at Trinidad which erupts, this is a wonderful sight to see. La Brea Pitch lake at Trinidad releases asphalt from the depth below and is the largest of the three asphalt lakes. Piparo mud volcano is another volcano at Trinidad which erupts and releases mud at a great distance in to the air. The fort king George at Tobago is a very stunning looking fort and consists of prisons, barracks and offices mess. There are some museums and art galleries which contain some preserves of cultural history of Trinidad.
There is an Asa Wright nature centre which is one of the largest and oldest nature preserves of Trinidad. Previously there used to be a cocoa and coffee plantation here but now there are different species of birds which the tourists come to watch from all over the world. There is a bird sanctuary at Trinidad where the birds are seen flying over and roosting over the mangrove trees and the tourists observe it with binoculars from the boats with the help of the tour guides.
Pointe-a- Pierre wild fowl trust is in Trinidad which contains some tropical birds. There are also some parks at Trinidad like the queen's park savannah and Caroni lagoon national park which has some wildlife preserves. If you love dance performances there is a dance theatre in Trinidad. There are also some worship places which include a church, a mosque and even a mandir in Trinidad.
Tourists on a family holiday to Trinidad and Tobago like to stay in self catering holiday rental homes. The island has some great luxury villas with swimming pools that are available to rent.
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