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La Brea Pitch Lake

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This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the...

This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.

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Natural Wonder

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 as for fun dips in the different sulfur pools. Entry is $30. TT per adult.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 from Chaguanas but heard it would be leaving in 2 hrs so we opted to... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 your car as you drive in to see if you want a guide. We did... More 

Thank KANewYork
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 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 educational for the young ones. Most of them splooshed around in the water that was... More 

Thank Ydaisy
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 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 World".

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 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 but the surface is semisolid and can be walked on. Bulldozers can ride over the... More 

Thank MrsPiket
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Visiting the pitch lake is like time travel and space travel combined. Early European explorers stopped here to tar the bottom of their boats, the landscape is otherworldly and you learn on the tour that the pitch is world class and used for the asphalt of JFK and other major airports. You can even take water as a souvenir as... More 

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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I went to the tar lake during the dry season, and it still was a beautiful sight. It's something rare that most people may not ever experience. I enjoyed it.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The Pitch Lake is a strange phenomenon that anyone who's near should visit. It's hard to describe what you see, but worth a trip! Note! Pay attention to where you park your car. Nearest to the road is the official car prm where official tourgides will lead you through the area. Just a few yards further down the road is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Very interesting feature that we have in Trinidad. It a secluded gem where you have first hand contact with the pitch used for paving roads. Very informative if you have a tour guide.

Thank Anastacia A

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