Arima is located to the North of the island and East of the capital, Port of Spain. It is a town with much history and endless cultural diversity. The name "Arima" was given to the town by its original decendents, the Amerindians. The name "Arima" itself is Amerindian, meaning water. One of the earliest settlements in the country, Arima was founded by Capuchin priests, who came to establish a mission and convert the Amerindians. They built a church that was dedicated to a young girl from Lima, Peru named Rosa who had been canonized. By the 1800s, Arima grew in size and importance. On August 1, 1888 Arima became a Royal Borough, becoming the first and only town in the colonies that Queen Victoria had honoured by naming so.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: City Gate (from Port of Spain along the Eastern Main Road or Priority Bus Route (PR))B