La Brea Properties
About La Brea
La Brea is a town in south-western Trinidad, located northeast of Point Fortin and southwest of San Fernando. La Brea (Spanish for “the tar” or “the pitch”) is best known as the site of the Pitch Lake, a natural asphalt lake. Pronunciation of “La Brea” differs from that used in the USA at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Trinidadians call this place “La Bray.” “The Pitch Lake”, which is actually the largest of three in existence. It is located on an area of depression in the landscape; with some pools, reeds and greyish asphalt everywhere. The asphalt is so soft in some areas that an individual can slowly sink if he/she stands on the surface too long. In some places one can put a stick through the asphalt and remove liquid tar. The main recreational and relaxation facilities are Vessigny beach resort, “Carat shed” beach, Station beach, Pitch Lake Brighton sports ground and the sports ground located in Sobo.