Maracas Beach

Nestled between the alluring and beautiful mountains in Trinidad’s Northern Range, Maracas Beach is a staple on any Trinbagonian beachgoer’s lips. A relaxing forty-five-minute drive from the nation’s capital, Maracas Beach Facility, is always filled with locals and tourists alike soaking up the sun and the crystal clear water, shaded by an abundance of palm trees. This beach home to the world renowned bake and shark. On any given day, you can also find artisan vendors selling handmade jewellry or memorabilia with materials such as coconut, wood and stone. The facility boasts secure parking and is tailored to your recreational needs. Maracas Beach Facility is one of the many premier beach destinations for you to enjoy.

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Las Cuevas Beach

Las Cuevas Beach is truly a gem to behold, a perfect combination of crystal clear waters and plump luscious hills in a backdrop of natural streaks of trees to the east. Taking a twenty-minute drive east from Maracas Beach Facility it’s the pristine bay of Las Cuevas. This beach facility has all the amenities to satisfy your needs. Patrons can easily cascade down the stairs to the grandeur of the bay and enjoy this popular turtle nesting site.

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Manzanilla Beach

Lined with coconut palm trees, the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean washes to the impeccable shoreline known as Manzanilla. Manzanilla Beach is also known for turtle sightings and is one of the largest leatherback turtle nesting beaches on the island. Additionally, it is also one of the best bird-watching sites and the most scenic along the East Coast. It is one of the best-boasts of secluded beaches for long strolls, family picnics, and camping activities but most notably ‘beach limes’ as the locals say. It is also one of the most recommended beaches for those wanting to escape the noise and frenzy and enjoy a quiet beach experience. The coast is also recognized for its seafood cuisine and paragliding, and provides visitors with the opportunity to capture the picturesque view of the never-ending shoreline.

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Vessigny Beach

Trinidad’s most iconic beach along its south western edge sparkles within the beautiful Vessigny Beach Facility. This facility boasts of its kayaking and sailboat attractions, and of course, calm waters, golden sand and sun. Vessigny’s charming architecture and layout is one that encourages intimate moments for families and the facility is also a ‘go to’ destination for weddings. What makes this destination famous is the eclectic reverberance of the activities that populate the beach, from local sports, to hosting live events.

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Galera Toco Lighthouse

Perched in Petit Trou, Toco in the North West corner of Trinidad and sandwiched between the Caribbean and Atlantic Sea one can behold the Galera Lighthouse. This lighthouse is a great place for families and ‘limers’ alike, as it has facilities such as a visitors’centre, secure parking, plush landscapes and recreational picnic comforts . The lighthouse is a cultural and historical landmark, at which many tourists indulge in both taking photos of the lighthouse and walking the trail behind the structure, where you can find a blow hole. This blow hole is created when the Atlantic and Caribbean waters slams into the rock beneath causing air to elevate through a hole in the rock, causing a hollow pitched sound and a few sprays. One attraction to this site is its proximity to Tobago, where on a clear day one can view the beautiful sister isle with immaculate clarity and ease.

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La Brea Pitch Lake

The pitch lake is located in southwest Trinidad, situated in the mid-western peninsula, bounded by the Gulf of Paria. The lake itself is known for having magical healing properties and many visit it for a relaxing dip that provides rejuvenation. Its growth in popularity has attracted many locals and tourists throughout the years. The pitch lake, being the largest of its kind, is proudly maintained by locals. The villagers also maintain the eco-friendly environment and keep the legacy of the lake alive through storytelling. The lake is surrounded by a variety of flora and fauna, from tall lush trees to small hedges leading the path of the lake and beautiful birds.

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La Vigie Paramin Lookout

Take a climb above the foothills of Maraval, there you will find a charming village that encapsulates the essence of the creole community living in Paramin. A beautiful, traditional village that gives the best view of both the Caribbean Sea and the City capital Port of Spain. Here you will find the La Vigie Lookout, where you can enjoy scenic views that transcends your imagination. At this facility, there are gazebos, where groups can enjoy food and the company of others while engaging in the kind of ambience that the beloved Northern Range provides.

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National Academy for the Performing Arts – Lord Kitchener Auditorium (NAPA)

NAPA is one of the four National Performing Arts spaces in Trinidad and Tobago. It officially opened on November 9, 2009. The Public Auditorium at NAPA was developed to play a pivotal role in the national plan for development of the arts and culture in Trinidad and Tobago.

Constructed on what was formerly the Princes Building Grounds, its first performance “Dance Meh Lover” a presentation of the National Theatre Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago was held on Saturday November 14, 2009. The production was launched as part of the soft testing to get the auditorium ready for the grand opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) on November 27, 2009.

On February 11, 2011, the Public Auditorium was renamed – The Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) Auditorium – a fitting tribute to the calypsonian the world had come to know as the Grand Master of Calypso.

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Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA)

SAPA is similar to NAPA and is used for hosting cultural events, theatre productions, musicals, conferences, workshops, graduation ceremonies. The Southern Academy for the Performing Arts is a striking addition to the urban landscape. It is integral to a national strategy to develop performing arts and local culture by investing in and grooming the country’s raw talent. It was designed to be the cultural icon of our southland. The G-clef inspired design for this Performing Arts Academy pays tribute to the facility’s goal to be a modern training ground for world-class performers. Outfitted with advanced training and performance spaces, coupled with state-of-the-art acoustics.

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Naparima Bowl

Naparima Bowl is one of San Fernando’s most treasured places. This site is viewed as one of the significant focal points in developing the City of San Fernando. The Naparima Bowl is used for cultural shows, concerts, conferences, dance, music and art festivals.

For more information on Naparima Bowl, visit: http://naparimabowl.net/

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Queen’s Hall

Queen’s Hall was opened on the 4 June 1959. This performance hall aims to provide the necessary canvas for showcasing local and international performing arts.  It recently added a Garden Theatre which offers various experiences, including live contemporary cultural performances, art, storytelling and local cuisine and a new platform for artists to showcase their talents.

For more information on Queen’s Hall, visit: https://queenshalltt.com/

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National Museum and Art Gallery

The National Museum and Art Gallery was established originally as the Royal Victoria Institute (RVI) in 1892 in commemoration of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria and as part of a general British Colonial policy to build cultural institutes throughout the Commonwealth.

For more information on the National Museum and Art Gallery, visit: http://www.nmag.gov.tt/

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Stollmeyer’s Castle

Built by Charles Fourier Stollmeyer, Killarney was the first great house to be constructed in the St Clair subdivision; established on lands which had previously been used as a government stock farm. It was also the first of “The Magnificent Seven”.

Construction Stollmeyer’s Castlestarted in 1902 and was completed in 1904. The architect and contractor of this elaborate structure was a Scotsman, Robert Gillies, from the firm Taylor and Gillies. Described to be Scottish Baronial in architectural style, it is said that the structure of the house was patterned after a wing of Balmoral Castle in Scotland. When construction was completed, Mrs.C.F. Stollmeyer found it too ostentatious for her simple tastes and her husband gave it to their son, Charles Conrad, who was about to marry. The new Mrs. Stollmeyer gave the structure the name Killarney, after the place in Ireland where she had hoped to spend her honeymoon.

During the Second World War, Killarney, like its neighbour Whitehall was commandeered by US Forces and was popularly referred to as “The Castle”.  It is from this period that Killarney became better known as Stollmeyer’s Castle.

Castle Killarney is not only a key feature in the architectural history of Port of Spain; it is a National Treasure, with a mandated use as an Art and Cultural centre, for historical guided tours, exhibitions and approved small events.

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