Royal Botanical Gardens

Port of Spain

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Royal Botanical Gardens

Located right next to Queen's Park Savannah in downtown Port of Spain, these serene gardens are one of the oldest and most famous botanical gardens in the Caribbean. The gardens cover 61 acres of land and are a popular attraction for picnics and photography, with hiking trails and a wide variety of trees. The Botanical Gardens are home to different plant species, including palms, ferns, cycads, orchids, and other tropical plants. The gardens are open to the public every day, and the admission is free.

Do & See

Port of Spain is a thriving, major city in the Caribbean. Its tall buildings, busy streets, and bright lights, might make you think it is similar to many other cities, however, Port of Spain has a unique Caribbean flair. The city boasts a range of activities such as cricket and football matches, shopping centres, an art and history museum, historic landmarks and of course, the Trinidad Carnival in Easter. What is also worth checking out during your visit to Port of Spain is Calypso music, an Afro-Caribbean musical tradition that emerged in Trinidad and Tobago. There are many bars and clubs in the city where it is possible to experience Trinidad's Calypso music. There are several stunning beaches in the region, ranging from the ones most frequented by visitors on day trips from Port of Spain to peaceful and secluded spots, which are preferred by the locals.