About Port of Spain

Let's have a look around into background of Port of Spain

Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Latitude: 10.6666666667

Longitude:  -61.5166666667

Time zone: America/Port_of_Spain

Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in Port of Spain

  • Climate: tropical wet and dry climate
  • Best Time to Visit:  January to May


Port of Spain (also spelt Port-of-Spain) is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago and the country's third-largest city, after Chaguanas and San Fernando. The city has a municipal population of 37,074 (2011 census), a metropolitan population of 128,026 (1990 unofficial estimate) and a transient daily population of 250,000. It is located on the Gulf of Paria, on the northwest coast of the island of Trinidad and is part of a larger conurbation stretching from Chaguaramas in the west to Arima in the east with an estimated population of 600,000.

Distance from Port of Spain center to Airport

Airport: Piarco International Airport

Driving Distance: 18 miles / 29 km

Driving Time: 40 minutes

Languages: English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Piarco International Airport
  • Bus: City Gate (PTSC)

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% to 15% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: $1 to $2
  • Housekeeper: $1 to $2
  • Concierge: Between $1 to $2

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 10% to 15% of the Bill.

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Mucurapo,
  • Arima,
  • San Juan

Emergency Contact Numbers in Port of Spain city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 990
  • Airport: Piarco International Airport (+1 868-669-4880)
  • Hospital:  Port of Spain General Hospital (+1 868-623-2951)


Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Port of Spain.

  • Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
  • Beetham Community Impact Center
  • Professional Centre

Tourist Attractions

  • Emperor Valley Zoo
  • Queen's Park Savannah
  • Caroni Swamp

Theatre & Concerts

  • Little Carib Theatre
  • National Academy for the Performing Arts
  • Big Black Box

Visit Top Restaurants in Port of Spain

  • BUZO Osteria Italiana
  • Chaud
  • Texas de Brazil

Top Shopping Centers in Port of Spain

  • Ellerslie Plaza
  • Long Circular Mall
  • Aboutique Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Museum of the City of Port of Spain
  • Royal Botanic Gardens

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • BUZO Osteria Italiana – pizza
  • Chaud - brunch
  • Texas de Brazil - salad

Sports Club

  • Cascadia Squash Club
  • Royalians Rugby Football Club
  • Women Only Workout

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 15.00 TT$
  • Taxi: 5.00 TT$
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 5,333.33 TT$
  • Cheap meal: 50.00 TT$
  • Gasoline: 3.75 TT$
  • 3 course meal: 425.00 TT$