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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
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This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“official guide” (16 reviews)
“natural wonder” (10 reviews)
“mineral water” (3 reviews)
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La Brea Village, Trinidad
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We really had a great experience at the pitch lake. Our guide was Cyril(Doggy) he did a great job. It is best to wear shorts so that you can go right out into the lake and see first hand the the actions that are happening...More

Thank Duckconsultant
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I when to the Pitch lake without any reservations, I am really impressed on how accommodating they are. Our tour guide was the best and I learnt a lot from him. This place is nice to visit for educational purposes as well...More

2  Thank ssc19922016
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Took my 9 year old son Our trip from Port of Spain was cost effective and adventurous we took the PTSC bus to Chaguanas because of a package I had to pick up and it was 3 TT $ we tried getting on the bus...More

1  Thank Vaughn J
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The road getting here is not the best. It is asphalted, but with lots of irregularities and potholes. The view of the lake itself was not very impressive. There are quite a few locals (some also said they were official site supervisors) who will stop...More

Thank KANewYork
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to do this tour with friends and all of their kids. We started very early and packed food, drinks and other supplies from the night before! Kids need to pit stop as the drive is very long from the capital. Thought that it was...More

Thank Ydaisy
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

This "moving lake" of asphalt is like a volcano and has a crater in the middle that constantly moving vertically. It'd hard enough to walk on except for the crater in the Centre that consists of soft, sticky asphalt. Truly a "Natural Wonder of the...More

1  Thank miltonzaiffdeen
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

The Pitch Lake is beside the village of La Brea. It is the largest of the world's three natural asphalt lakes and worth a visit. The lake is an old volcanic crater, approximately 75m deep, with a surface area of 40ha. The asphalt is viscous...More

Thank MrsPiket
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