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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 103 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 20 August 2014

Very informative guide, enjoyable for kids and adults. Interactive 1 hour tour. Rough drive getting there though!

1  Thank Parkergirl2
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

If you're a nature lover this is a good attraction for you. The pitch lake is a living organism onto itself in more ways than one. If visiting you'll want to wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet and a change of clothes incase you decide to go swimming in one of the sulfur ponds. The smell of the sulfur though is similar to that of rotting eggs so be ware.

2  Thank Shawn3112
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

You will think about road surfaces differently after your visit to the Pitch Lake. Unique, awesome, smelly, humbling with a hint of danger. Worth the drive.

2  Thank SurreyAsa
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

If you have spare time go and see this place but don't expect so much especially if you come here during summer. Most lake are drying from sun's heat and the scene is a long stretch of black asphalt in the middle (about 100 acres circumference) surrounded with fruit trees and bushes. Wear comfortable shoes/sandal with higher elevation as you walk in soft asphalt and long distance. imagine this place is about 110 acres radius so walking around the area takes time and requires endurance. We actually walk straight in the middle and soaked our feet on small potholes with hot water inside and watch worker digging asphalt for processing. If you suffer from respiratory disease then this place isn't for you because of strong sulfuric smell all around. Don't worry there are locals at the entrance to assist and serves as a guide when you get here. BTW you cannot get inside Lake Pitch without a guide but the price is reasonable and includes entrance to nearby museum. Price varies depending on tour company or taxi you hire from POS. I suggest hiring a taxi at POS and negotiate because it's cheaper than going to a tour company. Plus you can always re-negotiate with the taxi driver to stop at Hanuman Temple en route back to POS. So there you have it, enjoy.

4  Thank S0lange13
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Its a really odd place - but you must come here. Make sure you use an official guide - they are cheaper than the unofficial guides and give you the whole tour which is extremely interesting. Our guide had worked there for 28 years so he was able to answer any questions. We got to see the lake being worked and also the huge numbers of ospreys and vultures. Sadly the museum was closed for refurbishment.

3  Thank Timothy F
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