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“Interesting place”
Review of La Brea Pitch Lake

La Brea Pitch Lake
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US$80.00*
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Down South Tour of Trinidad
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US$104.00*
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Trinidad Island Sightseeing Tour: Pitch Lake and Chaguanas
Ranked #9 of 99 things to do in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 100-acre lake releases asphalt from the depths below and is the largest natural asphalt lake in the world.
Reviewed 12 January 2014

It is an interesting place to see. The place is located quite far from the capital, which gives you an option to visit some other attractions of Trinidad.

Thank Lukasz K
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We visited as a group of travellers this place on our visit to Trinidad. It is quite a ride from the capital, where we stayed, but otherwise, great place, where to go. The most interesting part of the vist was to see, how is the surface moving and houses built on wooden platform. Here you really feel, how strong the nature is. The guided tour was quite interesting, but the area itself looks quite disorganized - you don´t know, where to go, what to see. It was quite busy there, when we visited the place, it is still a working pitch mine. Otherwise, this is must see place in Trinidad.

1  Thank Miroslav8312
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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We visited here whilst stay with friends that live in Trinni

We enjoyed the knowledge and information that was delivered during our tour by one of the locals. Our friends weren't happy with the amount he tried to charge thinking the four of us were tourists lol.

Amazing that you can actually cover a stick with soft tar :-)

Be warned to make sure your shoes as clean of all tar & pitch before U get back in the car x

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Firstly make sure to get an official guide... NOT one of the touts which will approach you as you drive in. Park in the car park to the left and go to the little hut just inside the gates to find an official guide which should only cost TT$30 per person.
The guides are really knowledgable and will walk at your pace. It's an amazing place to see and with it being the largest pitch lake in the world a must see if you're in Trinidad.
There's lots of flora and fauna along the tour which you can ask about, and the guide is happy to take photos of you all together.
I would say that tipping the guide whilst not implied or expected is a nice thing to do as the price you pay is only around £3.00 GBP or US$4.5 and I don't know how much of this the guides actually get.

4  Thank Jpg7777
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a unique site, one of 3 such in the world. Take a trip with a tour guide who gives you detailed information about the Lake, how it was discovered, etc. Then he takes you right on the lake. An act of nature, rarely seen in the world. Worth the trip.

Thank Gemma2010155019
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