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“Amazing natural wonder” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Brea Pitch Lake

La Brea Pitch Lake
La Brea Village, Trinidad
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Ranked #16 of 48 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
Trinidad
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing natural wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is really one of nature's wonders. Pitch that extends for miles and keeps growing! Just be sure to tour with a knowledgeable guide who can provide the fascinating commentary.

Visited August 2012
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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fun and interesting--nothing like it in the world.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Be sure to enter the car park where the official guides and secured visitor center are located. The guides wear Red shirts and are very knowledgeable and look after you! I really enjoyed our guide Ameena. She worked hard and really cares about the lake and making sure the visitors learn about pitch and asphalt.
If you're going in the midday sun, bring lots of water and something to protect you from the sun--it is hot out there!

Visited September 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Pitch Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I recommend traveling to the Pitch Lake. To be honest when you are approaching the area of the lake you will see homes that are tilted, brea in the yard and that is as fascinating as the lake. Beverly and Cyrus are both great licensed tour guides. If it is rainy season you can even take a little bath in the mineral water. Enjoy!

Visited July 2012
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Trinidad
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Visited here with some friends... got the opportunity to swim in the little pools. It was quite an adventurous wonderful experience in this amazing wonder of the world.

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Hamilton, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Went to the Pitch Lake and the tour guide was very knowledgeable in giving the history of the lake and how it developed over the years. Enjoyed doing a little bit of swimming in the pitch and will overall recommend this to everyone to come to.

Visited April 2012
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