Arouca Tourism

Arouca is a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago located 19 km (12 mi) 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 María Chacón'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 Girls 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.


If you are looking for travel information of Arouca in Trinidad And Tobago, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Port Of Spain also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Arouca and set some time aside to explore the Port Of Spain. Dotted with places like Maracas Bay, Queen's Park Savannah, Fort George; it will definitely be a good idea. A holiday in Arouca can generally be of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Arouca.

  • Know the pollution level of Arouca before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.13 (High)
    • Water Pollution 72.83 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.48 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 76.09 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.26 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.48 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.22 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.09 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Arouca for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Arouca.

    • Burglary and Theft 72.73 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 79.62 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 86.36 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.94 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 68.94 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 72.35 (High)
    • Attacks 67.69 (High)
    • Drug offense 79.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.9 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 10.82 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 61.15 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.74 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 78.03 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Arouca is 81.58 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 23.82 (Low)
    • Climate Index 67.55 (High)
    • Pollution Index 75.56 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55.78 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 58.27 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.81 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.79 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.26 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arouca

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.17 USD

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