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Chaguanas is in Trinidad.


Chaguanas was named after the Amerindian tribe living here when the Spanish colonised the island. It was a small agricultural village until the 1980s when it started to expand. Today it is the fastest growing city in Trinidad and Tobago.


  • A House for Mr Biswas (1961), V.S. Naipaul. It was Naipaul's first acclaimed novel that put the village of Chaguanas on the global limelight. Naipaul himself was born here.

Get in[edit]

Chaguanas is a 20-25 min drive by car on Uriah Butler Highway from the capital Port of Spain. Buses connect the towns too. The fare from Port of Spain to Chaguanas on the PTSC is $4.

Get around[edit]

Map of Chaguanas


  • 1 Caroni Swamp. Mangrove wetland just northwest of town. A good place for birdwatching, in particular the scarlet ibis, Trinidad and Tobago's national bird. Caroni Swamp (Q3848108) on Wikidata Caroni Swamp on Wikipedia




  • Passage to Asia, 7 St. Yves St (next to Presentation College), +1 868 671 8709, . Daily 11AM-10PM. The restaurant lives up to its name as it serves a variety of Indian, Chinese and Thai food.
  • Medford's Grill Xpress, 6 Rodney Rd, +1 868 665-2027. Informal and casual setting. International grilled cuisine.
  • Buffet King (in Centre Point Mall), +1 868 671-8795. Provides the biggest buffet in the country. Over 50 self-serve dishes available. Very casual environment.
  • Peche Patisserie, 74B Caroni Savannah Rd, +1 868 672-2433, . Stylish, upmarket French bakery. Has a rustic, modern interior. The pastries and bread are freshly baked daily.
  • Eagle's Chinese Restaurant & Bar, 44 Eleanor St (See the big eagle on the top of a 3-storey building), +1 868 665 6825. Steamed and fried dumplings, spicy seafood, ribs and pork buns.
  • Giro Pizza, 94 Ramsaran Street, +1 868 280-4476. You can have wood-fired pizzas, lasagnas, and desserts such as tiramisu and panna cotta. The restaurant is owned and the food is made by an actual Italian.
  • Kaizan Sushi, Shop 11a Price Plaza, +1 868 623-5370. Efficient Japanese restaurant. Good customer service. Try the lava roll and sake.



  • 1 Liberty Hotel and Convention Centre (across the Caparo River). Fully air-conditioned with Wi-Fi access.


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