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This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
La Brea Village, Trinidad
+1 868-651-1232
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

2  Thank Carolina L
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

Thank Andrea W
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

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

Thank Rahul P
Reviewed 9 March 2018

One of the best places to visit in Trinidad. Has a lot of rich history and is unique to the island. You will never find another experience like the Pitch Lake in the world.

Thank Anya R
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I don't think Trinidadians truly understand how magnificent it is that we have a Pitch Lake. The history, uses and the site itself is mind blowing. Please take some time to visit it. You can swim in the pools of water. The sulphur found in...More

1  Thank Varuna V
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Jeffrey was an amazing guide. Hes a mycologist and just so knowledgeable about the flora fauna and cultures of not just Trinidad but Tobago itself. He and Ameena our Pitch Lake guide gave us a tour of this amazing natural site, the provider of the...More

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Response from Carolina L | 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