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|How to get to Trinidad
|The main entry into the country is via the Piarco International airport. Opened in May 2001, this airport can compete with all international standards and is now the largest airport in the region. ANR Robinson International (formerly Crown Point International) Airport is the entry to Tobago. Trinidad's seaport and cruise ship complex is located in Port of Spain at the Gulf of Paria (walking distance to downtown Port of Spain). Yachties will arrive mainly in Chaguaramas, on Trinidad's north western peninsula.
|How to get around in Trinidad
|Public transportation in Trinidad is based on a bus system, operated by PTSC and many taxis and 'MaxiTaxis' (Mini Van). A license plate for a taxi starts always with the 'H' for hired. A recent introduced 'call a cab' taxi service will provide further services. Search our database for a taxi service. Trinidad's highway system connects the east-west and the north-south corridors (Speed limit 80 Km/h / 50mph). Calculate delays during rush-hours.
|Food and Dining in Trinidad
|Trinidad & Tobago abounds with diverse culinary delights due to the cosmopolitan nature if its people. Some favourites include roti, doubles, shark and bake, pelau and a host of other mouth watering dishes. But fast food is for many people the way to go.
Search our online database for a restaurant in your area.
|Good to know when in Trinidad & Tobago
|Police 999, Fire/Ambulance 990
|Standard Time is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time - GMT - 4 (no daylight-saving time)
|English, Creole English
|Visa and passport information
|Passport and a valid return ticket required at entry
|Trinidad & Tobago Dollar 1 TT$ = 100 cents (exchange rate)
|Mastercard, VISA and American Express, ATMs available throughout the country
|Most credit cards, Cirrus and others are accepted
|Moneygram and Western Union
|Country Code 1 868, Outgoing calls: International 01, U.S. & Caribbean 1
|110V/60Hz U.S. 2 pin and 3 pin plugs
220V/60Hz U.S. 3 pin plug mainly for appliances
|Digital GSM cell network (1900/850MHz) from TSTT (bmobile) and Digicel
|NTSC-M (US Standard), several local TV stations (CMNT, CNC3, Gayelle,
IBN, IETV, NCC, Synergy, TV-6), 60+ (US) cable channels, DirecTV (Satellite), IPTV
|Many FM stations and a few AM stations around the country
|Several Internet Service Providers with mainly
ADSL, Cable-Modem, wireless or Fiber access. Dial-up modem still available via TSTT,
Pay-per-Call: 619-EASY, TT 75 cents per minute. Username: EASY, no password required.
Many wireless hotspots throughout the country.
|CrimeStoppers: 800-STOP, 800-TIPS or 800-4011 (local numbers)
|Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday. Banks
in Malls are open from 10am till around 5pm. Some banks are closing
very early in the afternoon.
Shopping Malls are usually open Monday to Saturday until 7pm or even
Port of Spain shops usually close around 5-6pm
Bars are open until ...
Usual office hours are from around 8am until 4pm
|Tips for the Visitor
| We speak English in Trinidad & Tobago (even
not everybody might understand it ...) (No hablo espaρol)
Major credit cards like VISA, Mastercard and American Express are
The US Dollar is mostly accepted, the Euro not yet
Be aware of possible conmen at ABMs (ATMs)
Do not enter private cars for taxi rides (PH-cars), a taxi license
plate always start with the letter 'H'
Leave your valuables in the hotel or at home
Tab water is usually drinkable, bottled water is available
When at Maracas Beach a 'Bake & Shark'
is a must. Try a 'Roti' when in Trinidad, and watch the locals eating 'Doubles' for breakfast (or try
Best travel time is around December until the end of May when the
rainy season starts
Temperatures are pretty much the same during the year (24-33),
with cooler evenings in November and hot and dry days in April
Stay away from drugs! Hefty fines and possible imprisonment is
Tobago is the more laid back holiday destination, while Trinidad
is the business and industry hub of the Caribbean
Work hard, party hard is for many people the motto in Trinidad.
This is excellent party ground!
Trinidad is not the typical Caribbean island, it is much more like
South America as it was once part of it