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This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
La Brea Village, Trinidad
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Trinidadians often cite Pitch Lake as being the eighth wonder of the world. It doesn’t look particularly impressive, but this 40,000 square metre site is the largest deposit of pitch in the world and is well worth a visit. You could explore the lake on...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Flew in from US, met friends in Trinidad prior to our Tobago adventure who insisted it was a must see while in Trinidad. Checked out the reviews and it didn't seem like something we'd be into entertaining, but we did. Disappointed that we used our...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 22 March 2018

One of the guides had to be persuaded to take me for a walk on the lake. She was pretty crabby that she had to take one person out and was vocal about this, and made sure to get the walk over with as fast...More

Thank Rahul P
Reviewed 9 March 2018

One of the best places to visit in Trinidad. Has a lot of rich history and is unique to the island. You will never find another experience like the Pitch Lake in the world.

Thank Anya R
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I don't think Trinidadians truly understand how magnificent it is that we have a Pitch Lake. The history, uses and the site itself is mind blowing. Please take some time to visit it. You can swim in the pools of water. The sulphur found in...More

1  Thank Varuna V
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Jeffrey was an amazing guide. Hes a mycologist and just so knowledgeable about the flora fauna and cultures of not just Trinidad but Tobago itself. He and Ameena our Pitch Lake guide gave us a tour of this amazing natural site, the provider of the...More

1  Thank jayachans
Reviewed 22 December 2017

When you hear the history of the pitch lake, you will be awed. I would recommend this to not only tourists but, our own locals. Come to south. Visit guapo beach the pitch lake, go down to cedros.not only maracas.

Thank 93sandy
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting the lake suprised me in a good way. Really a must see if you are in Trinidad. Still can not believe this stuff just comes out of the earth. Be aware of the nonofficial guide. Official guides wear an officialguide Tshirt. We where directed...More

3  Thank Melinda W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The lake itself is definitely an interesting attraction to visit on your stay in Trinidad. However, when we visited in the rainy season it was mostly flooded greatly limiting what can be seen. There is a commercial operation still occurring on the site giving it...More

3  Thank David M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I"m always amazed at nature. My visit was on a rainy day and we paid the tour guide who was great at explaining. I took a dip in the sulphur and oh it was so inviting and enjoyable. Will recommend but becareful especially with young...More

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