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This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
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La Brea Village, Trinidad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Pitch Lake before, but this was the first time "under water". The rains had us walking through thigh-high and knee-high water - very cool! Slippers were provided at the start. Our official Tour Guide was Mr. Neil Langely - very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ayana J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a beautiful and interesting excursion. Great to find places in their natural form that has not been cultivated by government for their own selfish use. It was hot but the different puddles of water offered relief on the sole of the feet.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karisha C
Reviewed 2 November 2018

O.K., The worlds largest asphalt lake. Nice Visitor center. Beware of the fake guides that will jump your vehicle. Went during the height of the wet season, flooding actually as I went. Kind of boring. Would be nice if there were elevated wood paths over....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelQ6492QE
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great place to visit, lots of history and geological facts. As a local I have taken the tour many times. I wish the government would invest in the guides a little more with, they seem tired and in need of new uniforms. However, the are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Babb2227
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Quite remarkable natural phenomena. I had sort of expected a lake with wet pitch bubbling away - it wasn’t - but what it was was just as interesting. There is a molten lake of pitch but it has a skin which one can walk over,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spuddybike
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The best time to visit is during the rainy season as will be alot of water to soak in. The minerals from the pitch will do wonders for your skin. Also the cashew trees will have fruit on them so for tourist that never saw...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dwayne r
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great inside into how the lake came to be and the history behind who bought what and the compliments and compositions of the lake. You don't necessarily need a guide but it brings great interest to the visit. Spent an hour on a tour by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CazLina123
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Trinidadians often cite Pitch Lake as being the eighth wonder of the world. It doesn’t look particularly impressive, but this 40,000 square metre site is the largest deposit of pitch in the world and is well worth a visit. You could explore the lake on...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 596andreaw
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Flew in from US, met friends in Trinidad prior to our Tobago adventure who insisted it was a must see while in Trinidad. Checked out the reviews and it didn't seem like something we'd be into entertaining, but we did. Disappointed that we used our...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rick J
Reviewed 22 March 2018

One of the guides had to be persuaded to take me for a walk on the lake. She was pretty crabby that she had to take one person out and was vocal about this, and made sure to get the walk over with as fast...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from CazLina123 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about a tour company hopefully someone else more useful will reply although I just turned up and there was a guy called 'micey' was excellent. He's a local but very knowledgeable and great host and your of the... More
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