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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time, Pitch Lake in La Brea is worth a visit. We arrived late (5pm) but there was a local opportunist there to take us on an unofficial tour. Like the Le Brea tar pits in California, Pitch Lake is a naturally occurring...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gillespierandy
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

A long drive south of Port of Spain lies the little village of La Brea and the world’s largest pitch lake. Known by many as the 8th Wonder of the World, this unusual site is well worth a visit. A local entrepreneurial villager, acted as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A1592KKmaryw
Reviewed 8 February 2019

This is such a cool thing to see in Trinidad. Great to learn about and educational for children as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sarahb3n
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Very interesting experience. The guide was very informative and knew the story of the lake well. We we able to walk the lake and sample the water . Take your cameras and a pair of waterproof slippers if we wish to preserve your shoe. Rubber...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pheebee2016
Reviewed 30 November 2018

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
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 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
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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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