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La Brea Pitch Lake

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Address: La Brea Village, Trinidad
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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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US$104.00*
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Trinidad Island Sightseeing Tour: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas
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US$80.00*
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Down South Tour of Trinidad

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Interesting but expensive tour, difficult to find

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Peter C
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Wetteren
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Wetteren
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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Thank Pam_Green411
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Natures way of saying I am around,, what a sight. If you are in this part of the world please do take out time to visit the lake before the gift of nature says .. im done

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canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Mostly educational then adventurous. Knowledgeable guide. Crystal clear water.

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