Chaguanas Sightseeing Guide

Chaguanas in Chaguanas (region) with it's 67,433 inhabitants is located in Trinidad and Tobago - about 11 mi (or 18 km) South-East of Port of Spain, the country's capital. To learn more about Chaguanas in general, check the Chaguanas destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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Map of local sightseeing hints

The map features the more popular and well known points of interest from this area.

17 sightseeing spots quickly introduced

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago homepage

Arouca is a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago located 19 km east of Port of Spain, along the Eastern Main Road. It is located west of Arima, east of Tunapuna and Tacarigua, south of Lopinot, and north of Piarco. It is governed by the Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation. Arouca may be a corruption of Arauca, an Amerindian tribe. During most of the Spanish rule, Arouca was a settlement reserved for Amerindians. However, when the French arrived in 1783 under Governor José Chacon's Cedula de Repoblación the Amerindians were restricted to Arima. Most of the land in Arouca was split between the Tablau and Chaumet families. Arouca steadily grew into a major agricultural center, but the extension of the railroad to Sangre Grande in 1898 lured many people in Arouca to relocate to the more prosperous Sangre Grande valley. Today, it mainly comprises residential housing. There is the Bon Air Primary School, Arouca Anglican, Arouca Girl R. C Arouca Boys R. C and Arouca Government Primary Schools. There is one newly built secondary school: Bon Air High School. Golden Grove Prison is located in Arouca.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Ato Boldon Stadium

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Ato Boldon Stadium, located in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, is named for eight-time Olympic and World Championship medal winner and 1997 200 m World Champion, Ato Boldon. The stadium was constructed for the 2001 U-17 World Cup which was hosted by Trinidad and Tobago. It also hosted games from the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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  • Football venues in Trinidad and Tobago

Beetham Estate Gardens

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Beetham Estate Garden is a neighbourhood in eastern Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago south of Laventille and northeast of Sea Lots between the Beetham Highway and the Eastern Main Road. Formerly, a slum called rat town, the community evolved as a residential area to some extent. The area still has squatters living in the vicinity. In 2008-9 the government built a four foot (1.2m) high wall around the 'gardens'. The official reason was to protect the residents from traffic noise, but some suggest it was rather to contain criminal activity within the Beetham gardens community. There are plans by the Government to relocate the landfill to a site adjacent to its present location. The areas sewage and drainage it still yet very poor. Beetham Gardens is known as the worst place for people to live but yet there are families growing up there.

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  • Port of Spain

California, Trinidad and Tobago

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

California is a small town situated just south of Couva in the island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It is bordered on the West by the Pt. Lisas Industrial Estate and to the East by the University of Trinidad & Tobago (Pt. Lisas Campus).

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Carapichaima

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Carapichaima is a town in central Trinidad. Nearby communities and villages include Orange Field Village, Waterloo, Brickfield Village and Korea Village.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Carlsen Air Force Base

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Carlsen Air Force Base is a former United States Army Air Forces World War II airbase on Trinidad, consisting of two landing strips, "Edinburgh" and "Xeres". The airbase also included an emergency landing strip, "Tobago".

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  • Destroyers for Bases Agreement airfields
  • Geography of Trinidad and Tobago

Caroni River (Trinidad and Tobago)

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Caroni River is the largest river in Trinidad and Tobago, running for 40 km from its origins in the Northern Range on the island of Trinidad, through the northern lowlands of the Caroni Plains and enters the Gulf of Paria at the Caroni Swamp. The Caroni and its tributaries drain one of the most densely populated part of Trinidad, the "East-West Corridor", and also provides most of its drinking water through the Caroni-Arena Dam. Point and non-point pollution is thus a major concern, as is the deforestation of its watershed on the southern slopes of the Northern Range. The banks of the Caroni River are one of the two main sites for Hindu cremations. The River is known to have strong currents and occasionally flood within hours of heavy rainfall, devastating crops and livestock in nearby fields and farms in the Caroni area.

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  • Rivers of Trinidad and Tobago

Chickland

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Chickland is a village in the foothills of Central Trinidad, north of the world renowned cocoa growing region Gran Couva and south-east of one of the earliest settlement areas for freed slaves Freeport. Chickland includes the Ajoupa Pottery works that produces intricate and colourful pieces including tables and vanity vases that appear in hotels and villas throughout T&T and the Caribbean. Nearby attractions include the Temple in the Sea and Hanuman, the tallest statue of a Hindu deity outside of India.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Cunupia

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Cunupia is a town in central Trinidad. It is part of the Borough of Chaguanas. Cunupia is just northeast of Chaguanas proper. Like Chaguanas itself, Cunupia has experienced rapid growth in recent years, especially in terms of residential developments.

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  • Chaguanas
  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Curepe

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Curepe is a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located west of St Augustine and east of St Joseph. Curepe abuts the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies. Many of the students attending the university live in Curepe. Curepe began as a crossroads, where both the Trinidad Government Railway and the Southern Main Road ran south. Although the railway is gone and the Southern Main Road has largely been supplanted by highways, Curepe remains an important transportation hub for private taxis and maxi taxis which ply the route south to San Fernando and Chaguanas. Curepe is administered by the Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

D'Abadie

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

D'abadie is a suburban community in Trinidad and Tobago. Its Member of Parliament is Anil Roberts. Its estimated population is 26,000 people. Some businesses include Arawak Chicken Factory, D'abadie Discount Hardware Limited, Cedric Dookie Supermarket and PriceSmart Wholesale Club. Some schools include Pinehaven S.D.A. Primary School and D'abadie Government Primary School. One of its attractions is Cleaver Woods, the site of a settlement of remaining indigenous peoples.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. João Havelange Centre of Excellence

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
More reading: Dr. João Havelange Centre of Excellence homepage

The Dr. João Havelange Centre of Excellence is a football academy and development suite on the outskirts of Port-of-Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. It is named after João Havelange, the former President of FIFA and the Brazilian Football Confederation. The centre was the idea of Trinidadian MP and CONCACAF President (1990–2011) Jack Warner. The company was registered in October 1996, during FIFA President João Havelange's reign. A second company was registered with the same name in July 1999. The centre was funded by CONCACAF's development money for a four-year presidential term and also required funding from FIFA. It was first used in 1998 (officially opening in December 1999) and is CONCACAF's only development centre. At the planning stage Warner valued the cost of the work would be £16million USD. The FIFA development budget between 1999 and 2002 for the CONCACAF region was $10million USD. In addition, FIFA secured a $6million USD loan from Union Bank of Switzerland, and paid it when no payment came from Caribbean Football Union or CONCACAF. Warner said that the centre is named after João Havelange for agreeing to fund the development. The development, despite being paid for by football bodies was registered in the name of Warner-owned two companies. In 2001, a FIFA goal programme, headed by Warner invested $400k in an indoor facility at the site, in addition FIFA provided a further $100k in a futsal-related 'special fund' and CONCACAF raised $143k. Four years later, a second FIFA goal programme, again headed by Warner invested a further $400k for a new artificial pitch.

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  • CONCACAF
  • Caribbean Football Union

Macoya

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Macoya is a small town located alongside the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway in Trinidad and Tobago. It is located between Tunapuna and Trincity on the island of Trinidad. It is composed primarily of commercial warehouses and a small residential neighbourhood. The Marvin Lee Stadium, a football facility that hosts domestic and international football matches as well as the adjacent João Havelange Centre of Excellence are located in Macoya.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Marvin Lee Stadium

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Marvin Lee Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago which is housed together with the Dr. João Havelange Centre of Excellence. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Joe Public F.C.. The stadium holds approximately 6,000 people. The stadium was named after the National U-20 football captain, a standout defender at the time, who sustained head and neck injuries suffered in a collision with Landon Donovan in an U-20 game versus the USA. He was left paralysed after the incident and succumbed to illness as a result of his weakened state. Lee was later recognised by the TT Government for his service to the Nation and is remembered as a strong-willed individual who refused to let his injuries get the better of him. In 2007, the Stadium became the first in the Caribbean to have an artificial playing surface, costing TT$8 million, which was made possible through a FIFA development grant. The first game was a TT Pro League encounter, where Caledonia AIA scored a narrow win over

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  • Football venues in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Multi-purpose stadiums in Trinidad and Tobago

Point Lisas

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Point Lisas is the site of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Port of Point Lisas, both of which are managed by Plipdeco (the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Company). Point Lisas is located in central Trinidad, immediately west of the town of California. The Point Lisas Industrial Estate is home to a majority of the heavy industry in Trinidad and Tobago, including a steel mill and a large number of methanol, ammonia and urea plants. It is also the site of two power stations and a large reverse osmosis water desalination plant. Most of the industry located at Point Lisas is dependent on natural gas which is produced off the east coast of Trinidad and transported by pipeline across the island. ArcelorMittal Point Lisas is the largest steelmaker in the Caribbean and the largest non-oil industrial complex in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a fully integrated mini-mill, using internally produced high-quality direct reduced iron (DRI) to manufacture billets and a wide range of medium to high quality grades of wire rods. ArcelorMittal Point Lisas uses approximately 90 per cent DRI and 10 per cent scrap as its metallic input. The Port of Point Lisas is the second largest port in the country and is a major cargo port. It also serves the heavy industry located in the area. Point Lisas is administered by the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Regional Corporation.

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  • Geography of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ports and harbours of Trinidad and Tobago

Tacarigua

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
More reading: Tacarigua homepage

Tacarigua is a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago, located east of Tunapuna and north of Trincity. It is on the banks of the Tacarigua River. It is located between Tunapuna and Arouca and is governed by the Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation. Tacarigua was originally a Spanish encomienda, prior to the relocation of the Amerindians to Arima in 1789. Some of the first mosques were built at Tacarigua in 1850.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

Tunapuna

Located at 10.52, -61.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Tunapuna is a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • Populated places in Trinidad and Tobago

These abstracts have been compiled and located with the help of wikipedia.org, dbpedia.org and geonames.org.