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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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A Non-water Lake

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 June 2016
GastonEPhillips
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Arima, Trinidad
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Arima, Trinidad
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23 reviews
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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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Chaguanas, Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is just a natural wonder of the earth. Be sure to walk with an extra change of clothes. There is many soft spots and you tend to get your clothes dirty. You can book a tour if it's more than 15 persons before or under 15 persons you can just show up at the Visitor's Centre.

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Nassau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

A late fill with pitch, people swimming in the water surrounding the pitch for therapeutic purposes. A good walk. Cool!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We arrived a bit early and Billy (who was wearing an official guide shirt) showed us around the pitch lake. We enjoyed his information and found the tour to be very interesting. He explained the history of the lake, as well as the current mining processes, and showed us the pitch. It doesn't look like much from further away, but... More 

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