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Port of Spain

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Introduction

Port-of-Spain

Port-of-Spain

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Port of Spain is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, on the island of Trinidad. The city serves primarily as a retail, administrative and financial services centre. It is also a major Caribbean shipping hub, exporting agricultural products and asphalt.

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Neighbourhoods

  • Downtown
  • Laventille and Gonzales
  • Belmont
  • North of downtown
  • Woodbrook
  • St. Clair
  • St. James and Mucurapo
  • Queen's Park Savannah

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Weather

The climate is tropical, with mostly warm/hot and humid conditions and temperatures around 30 °C during the day and around or slightly above 20 °C. There are two seasons annually: the dry season for the first six months of the year, and the wet season in the second half of the year. Winds are predominantly from the northeast and are dominated by the northeast trade winds. Unlike most of the other Caribbean islands, Port of Spain's southern location means they are generally not within the hurricane zone, and rarely suffer from hurricane damage.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max31 °C31.5 °C32.3 °C33 °C33.1 °C31.5 °C31.3 °C31.7 °C32.2 °C32.2 °C31.5 °C31.1 °C
Avg Min20 °C20.2 °C20.7 °C22 °C23 °C23.3 °C23 °C23 °C23.1 °C22.6 °C22.3 °C21 °C
Rainfall42.9 mm39.8 mm16.9 mm27.7 mm67.5 mm155.6 mm193.6 mm244 mm190.5 mm143.3 mm210.5 mm75.7 mm
Rain Days1110661120211916151813

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Getting There

By Plane

Flights arrive at Port of Spain's Piarco International Airport (POS), 27 kilometres from Port of Spain. Operated by First Citizens Bank, Trinidad Piarco Airport is home to a single bank that comes complete with bureau de change services and ATM machines. Around 10 airlines serve Trinidad, with destinations being Caracas, Miami, San Juan, London, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, Fort Lauderdale, Georgetown (Guyana), Sint Maarten, Kingston, New York, Paramaribo, Toronto, Houston, Isla Margarita, Panama City, Atlanta, Curacao, Grenada and Saint Vincent.

By Boat

Ferries run between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, between Port of Spain, Trinidad and Scarborough, Tobago. Cost of the ferry is TT$ 50 one-way for the fast ferry and TT$37.50 for the conventional ferry. Fast ferry sailing time is under 2 hours. The conventional ferry takes 5 1/2 hours. Schedules change frequently, and can be found at the Port of Port-of-Spain website.

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Getting Around

A high-definition PDF map can be found by following this link

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Admiral's Inn34 Norfolk Street BelmontGuesthouse-
Royal Palm Suite Hotel7 Saddle Road MaravalHotel-
L'Orchidee Boutique Hotel3 Coblentz GardensHotel-
Monique's Guest House114-116 Saddle Road Maraval, Trinidad, W.I.Guesthouse-
brahmabhuta guesthouse5 waterbridge road blue range diego martinApartment-
Pearl's Guest House# 3&4 Victoria Square East Port SpainGuesthouse-
Coblentz Inn Boutique Hotel44 Coblentz Avenue CascadeHotel-
Two Seasons Guesthouse38 Carlton Ave, st. James, Port of Spain.TrinidadGUESTHOUSE-
The Little Inn41 Picton Street New TownHOSTEL84

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 10.659567
  • Longitude: -61.478912

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