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La Brea Pitch Lake

La Brea Village, Trinidad
+1 868-651-1232
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This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
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  • Poor1%
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La Brea Village, Trinidad
+1 868-651-1232
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Reviewed 14 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 5 December 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...More

1  Thank trendyyetfrugal
Reviewed 28 November 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.

Thank Johnny L
Reviewed 28 October 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...More

Thank Menno007
Reviewed 21 September 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
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Found ourselves with a free day in Trinidad after yet another day of the cricket test we were there for got called off because of a damp outfield despite it being a sunny day. We were in Port of Spain without a car and not...More

4  Thank gauravsabnis
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