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Experiencing Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on August 16, 2010 | Travel DestinationsNo Comment

The picturesque landscape of the very beautiful Trinidad and Tobago contains a vast cluster of islands, thus making it an archipelagic state in the enticing south Caribbean islands. Situated in the middle of Barbados and Guyana, Venezuela and Grenada, this makes for a perfect vacation spot for any travel enthusiast.

Trinidad and Tobago are the two key islands on the south Caribbean coast. Area wise, Trinidad is bigger than the counterpart of Tobago. This historic influences of the Spanish Culture is evident when the country was colonized by Christopher Columbus and then faced the intrusions of the British.

Trinidad and Tobago islands

The economy of the country has predominantly been dependent on the petroleum companies. Now a booming commercial block and a business center in the whole of Caribbean region, Trinidad is making economical progress by every passing day.

For those who wonder, where did Trinidad derive its name from? Then, call it courtesy Misto Christopher Columbus who conferred the title of the Island of Trinity, hence the name came to be so.

Trinidad and Tobago tours

As for the latter counterpart of the Island of Tobago, it derived its name from something that resembled the shape of a cigar, and hence the name came to be so. As simple as that! Although, Trinidad originally was under the control of the Spanish forces, a deal was struck in order to let the Roman Catholics make way into the place along with their fleet of slaves, on a condition that they be faithful to the kingdom of Spain. This led to the population getting tripled just within a short while after the deal had its impact. The whole rush of people however did not make a very damaging impact, as the place was already not very populated and hence could bear the inward movement of people.

The people coming in possessed a diverse mix of background, ranging from Spanish influences to British, Italian and also members of the Pirates Association, including some of the Frenchmen.

Tobago, however faced the kingdom of Dutch, The English and also the French.

However, cornering from history now, Trinidad also gains popularity for featuring the largest natural basin of asphalt, famously called the La Brea Pitch Lake.

So, while you’re over to the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, don’t forget to mark upon some of the great destinations enlisted below

Exploring the Islands:

The Caroni Bird Sanctuary

All the ornithology enthusiasts must be truly happy at the idea of visiting the Caroni Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is nestled in the swampy area of Caroni, and filled with buzzing mosquitoes. Be prepared to be attacked! So, do the right safety measures.

Caroni Bird Sanctuary

The reef of Bucco and the famous Nylon Pool

On the coastline of the Tobago islands, the beautiful natural coral reefs takes one’s breath away in sheer awe. The special tours organized in the glass floored boats are insightful and very interesting. These tours can be chosen from places like Store Bay and even the Pigeon Point.

The Nylon Pool offers spectacles of crystal shallow levels of water which are above the beautiful coral reefs. Since, the waters are sparkling and very clear, the Nylon Pool is also famously known as the Plastic Pool.

Nylon Pool

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