Piarco Airport is one of the only two operating airports in Tobago and Trinidad. Owing to the large number of passengers that it serves, it is one of the busiest hubs in the Caribbean. The airport is situated some 30 km on the eastern side of Port of Spain, the capital. Piarco is set on an Island, hence you can be assured of enjoying great sea life. With your own car, you can be able to cover most of the sites within the period you will be in the town.
On your arrival at Piarco Airport, you can rent-a-car to help you access the areas around the terminal. There are many car hire firms, who operate within the premises. However, do not assume that they give similar services or even charge the same. Do your research and only hire from the company, which gives you an amazing package at a reasonable price. In addition, do not forget to get insurance form your provider back at home. It would also be best to enlighten yourself about the traffic regulations in Trinidad and Tobago.
Places to Visit
- Asa Wright Nature Centre - This beautiful nature park is located in Trinidad. It hosts about 400 species of birds, 25 amphibians, 55 reptile species, 600 butterflies, and 2000 species of flora. If you love nature, make sure that you do not leave Piarco, before visiting Asa Wright Nature Center. With your rental car, you could spend a day at the park without the worry of getting back to your hotel late. Remember also that if you are here and it gets very late, you need not drive at night since they offer overnight accommodation. Once you pay the entrance fee, you are allocated a tour guide. In that case, whether you are a novice bird watcher or a nature lover, do not miss to visit this park.
- Pigeon point in Tobago - Caribbean islands are known to be among the best beaches across the globe. One of the most sought after beach is the Pigeon Point. Pristine blue waters, sparkling and glistening white sand and tall coconut trees define it. You will find it set some few kilometers from Tobago. While here, you can also snorkel at the neighboring Buccoo Reef.
- Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary – Do you love bird watching? Then, do not fail to tour Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary. Situated approximately 30 minutes out of the Port of Spain and not far from Piarco Airport, it is home to interesting bird species. It offers similar pleasures as the ones in Asa Wright Nature Centre but there is one particular reason, you need to visit. You will be fortunate to see a very special bird in Trinidad and Tobago. It carries an orange color and has the features of a flamingo. It is known as the ibis. The best time to spot these peculiar birds is the afternoon. All the same, if you come earlier you can take a glass bottom boat trip across the swampland, while waiting for the birds to show up.
As you can see, most of the attraction sites around Piarco Airport, are a bit far from the airport, hence renting a car is a great option. However, do not just rent –a-car from anybody; make sure you have evaluated the car hire company. Yours is to get the best car to make the most of your holiday in Piarco.