A December 2001 trip
to Trinidad and Tobago by AAA-Simon
Quote: We went to Trinidad and Tobago to spend christmas in 2001.
Trinidad is quite a small little island not far from Venezuela, the people are very nice, speak a special kind of the english language (very strong accent) and the countryside is just beautiful...
If you consider to go and live there, just note that this climate is quite hot and work is goes at an other rythm as we normally do.
Turtle Cove / Guayamara Beach is close to Toco and it's where the Turtles go and put their eggs...also a very nice beach with special impressions. You should calculate at least 2 hours to drive there from Port of Spain, there are lots of nice places to stop in between...
Port of Spain (POS) is the capital city of Trinidad, it's quite nice with lots of bars/pubs...
In the middle of Port of Spain, there is the Savannah, the biggest round about in the world!! Around the Savannah, trucks sell coconut / coconut water and you may also want to try the famous pholourie balls (something to eat) with a hot and spicy mango sauce!
Manzanilla Beach is located to the east of the island and is probably the longest in Trinidad. The beach is full of coconut plants.
If you like to see Trinidad from the air, go to Birko Air Services at Piarco Airport (POS) and rent a Cessna 172 with Flight Instructor and you can control the plane yourself while flying over the beautiful countryside...
You don't need to have much money with you to get around, 100 Trinidad and Tobago Dollars is around 10 UK-Pounds and this is plenty enough for a one day trip.
Note: A Beer is a "CARIB" and not just a beer. "CARIB" is the local beer in Trinidad and it really tastes good!!!
More information and around 600 pictures are available on www.we2.ch
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2002
Here just a few words out of our travel diary: "The sun was shining, and the climate was hot, so we headed off to Maracas beach for a "shark and bake" and a swim. Later, we went off to Las Cuevas and Blanchisseuse and contemplated buying a car!"
If you want to rent a plane with instructor go to Birko Air Services at Piarco International Airport.
We went with some friends who had a boat but if you consider to do something like that, best is to go to a yacht club and ask!!