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La Brea Pitch Lake

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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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A must see when visiting Trinidad

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... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
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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 

Thank Menno007
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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.

Thank Anastacia A
New York City, New York
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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 

4 Thank gauravsabnis
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank pouiavenue
Paderborn, Deutschland
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 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.

Thank coett
New York
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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).

Thank Peter C
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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!

Thank Pam_Green411
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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

Thank Ricardo S
Arima, Trinidad
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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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