Situated 32 km (21 miles) northeast of Trinidad. Geographic co-ordinates are: Latitude 11 degrees N, longitude 60 degrees W.
- Climate and Geography
Tobago’s climate is pleasant all year round. It is cooler and less humid than Trinidad because of the more frequent northeast winds. June to September are commonly the wettest months. Tobago’s topography is rugged and its area is 300 square kilometres (116 sq. miles).
- Government and Population
Since 1889, Tobago and Trinidad have shared the same government. In 1980 the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) was instituted and was made responsible for administrative governance within the island, with local governance remaining with the city and county councils. In 1987, full internal self-governance was granted to Tobago. The population is approximately 51,000, of which 90 % are of African origin.
The first settlers in Trinidad and Tobago were two Amerindian tribes, the Arawaks and the Caribs. Tobago was fought over by the Dutch, French, British and Spanish, as well as settlers from Latvia, Buccaneers and others, well into the 18th century, but was controlled primarily by the British from 1762.
Here are some places we highly recommend to rest and recover after a day out on the trails:
- Kariwak Hotel and Restaurant, Crown Point
- Fishpot Bar and Restaurant, Pleasant Prospect
- Shore Things Cafe, Lambeau
- La Cantina Restaurant, Crown Point