Trinidad and Tobago

The island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is located in the southern Caribbean just several miles from Venezuela’s north east coast. It includes the islands of Trinidad and its smaller neighbor Tobago. They are the most southerly islands in the Caribbean.

The islands have distinct histories, though both are well known for their Carnival revelry, lush rainforests, friendly local people, beautiful bird life, and excellent diving and snorkeling.

Tobago has retained its culture, and in some ways caters more to tourism. Trinidad is heavily populated, with a busy port capital (Port of Spain), and relies on the oil and gas industries more heavily than on tourism. Nevertheless, thousands upon thousands of people from all over the globe flock to Trinidad each year during Carnival season to take part in the world famous celebrations in all their glittery, gilded glamor.

Trinidad is incredibly diverse, making visitors of almost every background feel welcome and resulting in an exciting abundance of colorful cultural festivals to choose from throughout the year.

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