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La Brea Pitch Lake

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Address: La Brea Village, Trinidad
Phone Number: 8686511232
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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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Trinidad Island Sightseeing Tour: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas

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Went here first 20 years ago when it was a secluded tourist trap. Now it boasts a visitor center with licensed knowledgable guides for 5 USD a head. Tour lasts 45 minutes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
coett
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Paderborn, Deutschland
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Paderborn, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here first 20 years ago when it was a secluded tourist trap. Now it boasts a visitor center with licensed knowledgable guides for 5 USD a head. Tour lasts 45 minutes.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long drive from Port of Spain but it was worth it to see the famous Pitch Lakes of T&T. The admission was only $ 6 US for a hour. It was a really interesting and intriguing visit.

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Wetteren
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove around amongst road construction for 30 minutes only to find out the visitors center was closed. Talked to some locals who turned out to be guides. The guided tour was really interesting, with loads of background, facts and figures, but was expensive by Trinidad's norms (US$25 per person).

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Very informative and friendly personnel. The history behind this natural resource site had me listening attentively...will return during the rainy season when the pools open up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Anyone intrigued by nature should visit here. It's quite a drive from port of Spain but worth it! Very cheap for a guided tour. Beware of locals by the shop trying to charge you some ridiculous amount for the tour. Other than that. Words can't really explain how excellent and breathtaking this place was

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Arima, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

When you hear about La Brea Pitch Lake, your first instinct, is to bathe in it. But, no! It is not a lake of water or any variations of water; it comes from the oil in the ground! Make sure that you witness the removal of a small portion that will be replaced almost instantly! Yes, the bitumen bubbles up... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Being a child in Trinidad I had been to the pitch lake many times. I believe other than Venezuela Trinidad has the only other one. It is a natural wonder and can be a dangerous experience as there are certain areas that can may seem solid but are soft that would cause you to sink in and get stuck essentially.... More 

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Arima, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I was there just a week ago and it was not the first time. It's always amazing to see this large expanse of pitch which never seem to be depleting. ( although it has been ) There has always been something to fascinate the mind and ponder upon the uniqueness of this world in which we live. The staff are... More 

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Bellows Falls, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This was a great tour led by a very knowledgeable guide. It was cool and bizarre to be walking on the surface of something only semi-solid! It oozes up from the ground around the homes in the area! The natural sulfur springs are supposed to be good for your health, so bring your bathing suit!

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Thank Diane B
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Fun walking on this asphalt "lake" with a guide (although my guide was not well trained in customer service). Remember to wear sunscreen, even for a short walk.

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