Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island republic situated below the hurricane belt, at the southern-most end of the Caribbean archipelago. Trinidad is 10 km from the east coast of Venezuela while Tobago is located off the north-east coast of Trinidad.
TemperatureAvg. high: 31°C; Avg. low: 21°C
CapitalPort of Spain (Trinidad); Scarborough (Tobago)
Time ZoneGMT -4
Nearshore Advantage3.3 hrs flying time to Miami
Safe havenBelow the hurricane belt
At Latitude 10º 20’ 00” and Longitude 62º 00’ 00”, Trinidad and Tobago is the geographical gateway to Latin America, the United States and Canada, with close proximity to South America and the Caribbean.
Tucked away safely beneath the hurricane belt, the country is bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by the Gulf of Paria.
Our location and deep harbours in Port-of-Spain and Point Lisas facilitate transshipment to South America. There are 2 commercial ports handling dry and general cargo plus 7 other ports and 5 harbours.
Trinidad & Tobago is ideally located to provide nearshore services to North America. It shares a similar time zone with East Coast of United States and its population is native English speaking with a 99%. literacy rate.
Approximate flying times to Trinidad and Tobago
Rio de Janeiro4.35 Hours
New York4.5 Hours
Trinidad and Tobago is easily accessible to many major cities throughout the world. On average, there are 10 daily flights to the USA, 6 daily flights to European destinations and several daily flights to CARICOM destinations. The Piarco International Airport, with its 16-gate terminal, is the 2nd busiest airport in English speaking, and a vital hub for international air traffic in the region. Tobago enjoys 20 daily shuttle flights to and from Trinidad. The A.N.R. Robinson Airport in Tobago also enjoys direct international service links with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Condor.
Trinidad’s two fully developed industrial ports at the port of Port-of-Spain and at Pt. Lisas serve as major cargo ports. A daily passenger and cargo ferry service links Tobago’s capital city, Scarborough, with Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
Ranked #3in port capacity in the English Speaking Caribbean
Ranked #2in the Caribbean for quality overall infrastructure