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arriving Trinidad...

Anything within walking distance from the pier?

Don't mind just walking around and seeing the sights.....

(Have been to Maracas Bay on previous stops here)

 

Nothing really worth seeing in walking distance. It's a very commercial

area, banks business offices etc.

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Nothing really worth seeing in walking distance.

It's a very commercial

area, banks business offices etc.

He's right.

 

The downtown area of Port of Spain is not 'tourist-ready' --not by a long shot

mainly because (unlike other Caribbean islands) Trinidad's economy

isn't at all oriented around Tourism.

They have Oil -lots of the stuff!

 

 

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Your best and easiest bet by far is to do a tour over their Northern Range

(some nice scenery here and there, thru the rain forest)

to get to the North Coast

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-and to Maracas Bay where a pleasant beach awaits!

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Perhaps you might get together a group of you (three couples?) and hire a taxi-van thing

and have him take you over there and wait awhile, so he can take you back.

 

 

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If you want something quick and short, and not far from the dock

a ride up the hill to Fort George

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..where a nice view awaits you...would have you do something at the very least!

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Good shopping at WEST MALL is close by, too

 

 

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As my Trinidad-born wife has just suggested

Trinidad is one of those places where doing a ship's tour is well worth the money ;)

and the avoidance of hassle and traffic aggravation

not to mention guaranteed return to the ship, if running late.

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How do you get from the cruise pier to the west mall?..

please provide directions..

we will not stay on the ship,,, Have been to Trinidad before and have taken tours and seen the island... want to stay in or around town this time so asking the question about walking around.

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How do you get from the cruise pier to the west mall?..

please provide directions.. We will not stay on the ship.

Have been to Trinidad before and have taken tours and seen the island...

want to stay in or around town this time so asking the question about walking around.

I'd simply take a taxi in the Port of Spain heat, but if you insist on walking..

 

Stick to the same side of Wrightston Road that the dock's on

take a left out of the dock's entrance and walk Westward(out of the city).

 

You'll get to the MovieTowne shopping complex first

(includes PriceSmart =Cosco/Costco in your country)

 

West Mall is another 1.5-2? miles beyond MovieTowne.

 

Honestly, I'd just jump in a cab and take the 5-10 min. ride to West Mall.

Not far if you're driving, but a bit of a hot slog, to walk it.

- depends on how much weight you need to lose! :D

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