Enjoying Trini cuisine and taste.
Trinidad’s varied local cuisine reflects the country’s multi-ethnic heritage, which includes African, Indian, Spanish, French, British, Chinese and Syrian-Lebanese traditions. When it comes to eating in Trinidad, you’re likely to be thoroughly spoilt for choice.
Looking for food from around the world? Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook will satisfy all your heart desires with food for the finest connoisseur. Delicious Asian, Creole, European, Middle Eastern, Jamaican and American food is created by superb qualified chefs.
Experience some of the best food you’ve ever had. Street food is a big part of our culinary culture. Doubles is perhaps the leading roadside delight, a favourite of the breakfast and late evening crowds. Your visit would not be complete without eating a doubles streetside. Fortunately one of the most well know places that offers this fare is St. James, Woodbrook minutes away from the Cultural Crossroads Inn . Vendors can be found on the Western Main Road and on Long Circular Road, etc., offering this savoury of curried chick peas between two ‘barra’. You’ll know the most popular doubles vendors by the crowd that surrounds them usually between 8 and 9:30am. Be careful, pepper can be quite hot so if you are unaccustomed to pepper decline the sauce offered.
Our Inn has easy access to any of the city's numerous car rental companies, conventional call-up cab services, or two of Trinidad's unique 'route taxi' systems. The Inn is one block away from the St. James / Port of Spain route, and one very short block away from the Long Circular / Port of Spain route.
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We are also in close proximity to the seaport which offers a Water Taxi service to the country’s second city, San Fernando, and a Ferry service to our sister island, Tobago. Get a map.
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The closest natural wonder to St. James is Chaguaramas, bursting with beautiful sights and much wild life. Of course, there is more to see!
Edith Falls - A must-see for nature lovers, this high waterfall resides in a forest that is the natural habitat of the Red Howler monkey and other interesting flora and fauna.
Gasparee Caves - Gaspar Grande a limestone island is home to a fascinating network of underground caves, tales tell that they were used by pirates to stash their treasure.
Macqueripe - Just a scenic bus ride away from Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Centre you can find, a delightful, sheltered cove, Macqueripe. This pretty sea haven is surrounded by forested cliffs and is perfect for bathing and snorkeling.
Golf Course - Nestled between the hills of Chaguaramas amidst tropical vegetation in the scenic Tucker valley is the idyllic Chaguaramas public golf course. The 2.5 km trail to the golf course affords lovely views of the Tucker Valley and North Coast. You may even see the peculiar courting rituals of the white bearded manakin.
Covigne Nutmeg Vale - Are you interested in beautiful forests then you can savor the peaceful ambiance of Covigne Nutmeg groves. In the Samaan Park the majestic mushroom like trees have stood for over 200 years.
Covigne River Trail - Ready to take the challenge of a hiking expedition, and then take the trail which runs near to Cuesa River where you will end up at a refreshingly cool waterfall. You’ll find yourself coursing through cocoa, coffee and nutmeg plantations.
Chacachacare Salt Pond - Yet another wonder is the hyper-saline pond with peculiar flora on Chacachacare. You’ll go by boat to this island and then take a Head out of the mainland by boat to Chacachacare. Landing at La Chapelle bay there's a restful walk to the Salt Pond, with a lovely view of the Caribbean Sea.
Chacachacare Light House - This lighthouse which was built in 1896, is still in operation, and offers spectacular views. Take a boat out from the mainland by and land on Perruquier Bay. It’s a short walk that takes you to the highest point on the island and this historic landmark.
Huggins Ruins Trail- These are two trails that lead to historical ruins. One leads to the Ruins of an old estate owner and the other to an old World War 2 bunker.
Lumber Lane - If you are a history buff and investigation f the old US WW II Navy Base might be just for you. Lumber Lane takes you t to the old American Navy fuel storage facilities.
Fort George - Fort George, which overlooks St James and much of western Port of Spain, was initially built in 1804 as part of a complex of fortifications that protected the island and its main harbour of Port of Spain.
Trinidad is a heaven on earth for eco-enthusiasts. It has more than 450 species of birds, 108 types of mammals, 620 types of butterflies, 25 amphibians and 55 reptiles.
The island is one of the richest settlements of bio-diversity in Caribbean region. Eco-tourism in Trinidad lets the tourists enjoy the beautiful species of birds. Red-legged honey creepers, red-breasted black birds, Scarlet Ibis, Turquoise tanagers, ruby topaz and white-necked Jacobins are some of the attractive birds that give a visual treat. Trinidad is a land of humming birds and so the tourists can view these small birds all over the island.