Trinidad and Tobago Sights

Galera Point Lighthouse

  • Galera Rd. Map It
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

This essential stop when touring the northeast was constructed in 1897 on a stunning cliff. It's still used to warn ships about the rough waters below, the point where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet. You can walk out onto a nearby rocky outcropping that marks Trinidad's easternmost point. On most days Tobago is clearly visible from here. A local legend (unprovable) tells that a group of Arawaks jumped off this point to their deaths rather than be captured by the Spanish. You'll pass several beautiful beaches on the drive from Toco to the lighthouse. The journey from Port of Spain takes about two hours; take Churchill Roosevelt Highway east to Valencia Road; follow the road east to Toco Main Road sign; take this road all the way to Toco; from the Toco intersection, follow the sign to Galera Point.

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Galera Rd., 3 miles (5 km) from triangular Toco intersection, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 10/12/2015

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