Enjoy our diverse culture
The diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of the people allow for many festivities and ceremonies throughout the year. Famous for its pre-Lenten celebration - Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival, described by those who have experienced it as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, is a festival bursting with vivid colour, exquisite costumes, calypso music and the pulsating steelbands.
Indigenous art forms
Indigenous art forms include soca (a derivative of calypso), parang (Venezuelan-influenced Christmas music), local East Indian ‘chutney’ music and the famous African limbo dance. Popular local artistes such as Machel Montano, David Rudder, Bunji and Liam Teague have also received international recognition.
Local artists and the performing arts
There are several art galleries in Port of Spain that feature the works of well-known local artists such as Leroy Clarke, Jackie Hinkson and Boscoe Holder. Also, the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) is a permanent home for the development of the country’s performing arts and ensures that music, theatre and dance art forms continue to thrive in Trinidad and Tobago.
Indulge a passion for sports
The people of Trinidad and Tobago are passionate about sports and the tropical climate of the islands encourages both land and waterborne activities.
Choose from a range of pastimes including track and field, cricket, football, cycling, boating, yachting, game fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving, parasailing, rally racing, dirt-biking, dragon boat racing, tennis, golf, hiking, hashing, kite-surfing and kayaking.