Trinidad and Tobago holidays travel guide, information
Tourism Trinidad and Tobago, all things to know to visit these islands, climate, necessary documents, when to go and how to get there.
Trinidad and Tobago in brief
- Capital: Port of Spain (located on the island of Trinidad)
- Surface area in square kilometers: 5,123
- Population: 1,065,842 (2006)
- Religion: Protestant, Catholic, Hindu and Muslim
Where are Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago are two islands that are located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Venezuela, in front of the Orinoco delta. Trinidad is the largest island and is mostly flat. In the northern part of the mountain range Northern Range, with Mount Aripo (940 m.) Reaches the highest point, is a continuation of the Andes, which together with the presence of oil and natural gas, which are located on the side of ‘ island turned to Venezuela, testify to the initial membership of the island to the mainland of South America. In the central southern part of the island, there are lush forests with a very rich flora, animated by various species of animals. The main rivers are the Caroni and Ortoire. Tobago is located northeast of the island of Trinidad, has a central mountain range (ca. 600 m. Maximum height), and fertile valleys that descend to the coast, full of beaches and bays.
Climate Trinidad and Tobago
The climate of Trinidad and Tobago is characterized by constant temperatures throughout the year (average temperature of 29 °). The rainy season covers the months from May to November, the dry season from December to April. During the second half of October and November, there may be more intense storms, caused by hurricanes that form more north. These islands are spared from most of hurricanes affecting the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
The population consists mostly of ethnic groups of Indian and African, the remainder is composed of Mestizos, Europeans, Chinese, Arabs and Syrians. The majority of the population resides on the island Trinidad. The few descendants of the native peoples, the carib, living around the town of Arima.
Language Trinidad and Tobago
The official language of Trinidad and Tobago is English. Other languages are also spoken: Indian, French, Spanish and Chinese.
The most important sector of the economy of Trinidad and Tobago is represented by the oil and the gas supply. The production of gas is growing rapidly and the extraction of crude oil, which had slowed in recent years, is benefiting from numerous government initiatives, geared to the discovery of new oil fields. Trinidad and Tobago are important exporters of liquefied natural gas (LNG), ammonia and methanol. To diversify the economy was also boosted other industries such as food processing, cement, steel, fertilizer and electronic equipment. The main agricultural products are: sugar, cocoa, coffee, rice. As to the tourism, efforts are being made to encourage this sector.
When to go to Trinidad and Tobago
During the low season, from mid-April to mid-December (rainy season), the beaches are less crowded and prices for hotels and flights are discounted. In the remaining months of the season is dry and it is the peak season; in the months of February or March, two days before Ash Wednesday, is held the most famous Carnival in the Caribbean.
To visit Trinidad and Tobago, for a period less than 90 days require a passport and a valid return ticket or onward travel. The residence is located on the forms distributed by the airlines. For a period exceeding 90 days of stay must be an entry. (In Italy there are no representatives of this country, you should contact the embassy in Geneva, Switzerland).
Vaccination Trinidad and Tobago
To visit Trinidad and Tobago there are no mandatory vaccinations to do. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory only for those arriving from infected areas. And ‘recommended vaccination against hepatitis A. It is recommended to use the normal precautions sanitation.
– The international code for calls in Trinidad and Tobago is: 001-868
Trinidad and Tobago Electricity
The electric current in Trinidad and Tobago is a 115 Volts 60 Hz. And ‘Necessary adapter plug sockets with English.
Money and credit card
The official currency is the dollar of Trinidad and Tobago. We accept payments in US dollars and also the major credit cards such as Visa and Master Card.