La Brea Pitch Lake / Photo Credit: Nadia Sanowar

Trinidad is home to the world’s largest commercial deposits of natural asphalt, which is mined and exported for use in manufacturing and road paving. The La Brea Pitch Lake is located on Trinidad’s southwestern coast and is recognized as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Visitors to the Lake can soak in the natural sulphur pools, enjoy the bountiful birdlife, or just stand inspired by one of nature’s true wonders. The Pitch Lake holds approximately 10 million tonnes of asphalt.