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La Brea Pitch Lake

La Brea Village, Trinidad
+1 868-651-1232
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Trinidad Island Sightseeing Tour: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas
This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“official guide” (16 reviews)
“natural wonder” (10 reviews)
“mineral water” (3 reviews)
La Brea Village, Trinidad
+1 868-651-1232
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting the lake suprised me in a good way. Really a must see if you are in Trinidad. Still can not believe this stuff just comes out of the earth. Be aware of the nonofficial guide. Official guides wear an officialguide Tshirt. We where directed...More

1  Thank Melinda W
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The lake itself is definitely an interesting attraction to visit on your stay in Trinidad. However, when we visited in the rainy season it was mostly flooded greatly limiting what can be seen. There is a commercial operation still occurring on the site giving it...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I"m always amazed at nature. My visit was on a rainy day and we paid the tour guide who was great at explaining. I took a dip in the sulphur and oh it was so inviting and enjoyable. Will recommend but becareful especially with young...More

Thank preciousaj
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A wonder of the world. Please take the family to see this natural wonder!!!! The locals swim here for relaxation and cleansing.

Thank tiffany a
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

fun and educational day. 1.water shoes 2. sunscreen 3.sunglasses 4. clothes you don't mind getting wet or a little dirty. 5. Tour Guide was amazing got participation out of two teens and even found ways for my three year old to participate.

Thank ebo1984
Reviewed 1 June 2017

been to the pitch lake more than once, very interesting. it is also good for the skin and color. A tour guide is present to give a detail on the background. It is also one of a kind in the Caribbean! a must to see..

Thank riannamahadeo
Reviewed 26 May 2017

You can choose to walk on the lake on your own without an official tour guide, just don't go with shoes on your feet in case you land in some softer part where you can find yourself stuck. A sturdy stick would be very helpful...More

1  Thank trinihd
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The pitch lake has been on my to do list..it wasn't planned, but enjoyed it thoroughly. Tour guide was great, informative friendly and very helpful, the water have lots of great benefits, which I had no idea.. It's total fun for the kids & adults...More

Thank goinwthdflow
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to really expect. But was amazing. We had the facial using the salt in the lake bed and the mineral water to wash off and the mud facial afterwards. Best facial we have ever had for free! The non official guide,...More

5  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

As a child interested in geography all I knew about Trinidad was the fact that there was a big pitch lake. Reading about it many years later and before going there, I saw that it was often described as a rather dull place like a...More

Thank saronic
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