Safety in Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago
Safety in Trinidad Reviews
General tips Mar 11, 2011
As with any major city, you need to be careful walking around Port of Spain and other cities in Trinidad. There is a lot of info wandering around about whether Trinidad is safe, but in general, what major city is.
Crime has been creeping up. People get robbed-in the street and in their homes. In more rural areas, it can be safe to walk around and exercise in the morning, while a gang is hanging out 5 blocks away. One street is fine, another could be one that a hardened criminal wouldn't walk down. When in Port of Spain, just walk with the crowd, know where you are going, don't wander and don't walk around looking like a tourist. Trinidadians are among the friendliest people in the Caribbean, but young hooligans are everywhere.
If you are visiting on your own, have an agenda, know how you are getting from one place to another. If you are visiting or staying with someone, ask them about where to go and where not to go. When at Maracus beach, when facing the water, stay on the left half of the beach (unless you want to be in the mayhem of some younger folks that might be problem-causing, especially in the evenings and/or when there is a holiday weekend).
If you are down there for Carnival, just stick with the crowd and you where you are going, how you are getting there and how you are getting back. Public transportation via maxi-taxi can be difficult if you are not familiar with the system. So-plan ahead and you'll be fine.
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