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La Brea Pitch Lake

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Address: La Brea Village, Trinidad
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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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Largest Natural Asphalt Lake in the World

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
miltonzaiffdeen
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Edmonton, Canada
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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 World".

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

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Thank MrsPiket
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 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 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.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 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 20 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.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 really feeling like renting one. The previous day, we had used Nanan's tours to visit... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

For years this location has supplied pitch to many corners of the globe , First came to prominence when Sir Walter Raleigh used the pitch to caulk his leaking vessels It is a must see for tourists to Trinidad Located in the southern most part of the island Easily accessible by car Local tourist guides or official guides are numerous... More 

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