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Address: Piparo, Trinidad

One of Trinidad's several mud volcanoes which usually sit dormant, but...

One of Trinidad's several mud volcanoes which usually sit dormant, but occasionally spew mud hundreds of feet into the air.

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It's not really so much of an absolute must do but if you're in the south area of Trinidad you can visit! It erupted in 1997 wreaking havoc in the little village of Piparo so it... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Raehana L
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It's not really so much of an absolute must do but if you're in the south area of Trinidad you can visit! It erupted in 1997 wreaking havoc in the little village of Piparo so it is basically a large parcel of mud turned to land covering what was once a roadway and houses.

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This mud feels so good. It warm and when you put it on your skin and then take it off you can actually see the difference in your skin. I tried it on my lower arm. The pores actually look cleaner. A nice little place to visit. Wonders of Trinidad.

2 Thank Rammuthu1979
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Wonderful place of interest for those looking for adventure and nature. Location: hidden in the forest of penal. You can drive straight to the volcano if you own a 4x4 vehicle. If not you will have to park a some distance from the volcano and walk the rest. Atmosphere: no facility, no tour guide ... You are your own guide... More 

2 Thank Sharleen L
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

The fascinating Mud Volcanoes are located in Piparo. I visited these volcanoes a few years aback and as I recall my experience it was wonderful. The drive was also long but it was worth it because I had never seen a mud volcano before. There are more than one mud volcanoes on this location some may appear to be small... More 

8 Thank Aarti R
Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

This is a site to behold. An active volcano (mud), but quite some distance from port of spain. It took me 1.5 hours from port of spain with a guide. The mud is said to have healing properties - I am surprised that it is not marketed to tourists and spas locally.

2 Thank WestIndian4ever
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

The volcano is a nice site to visit........you can even see the volcano bubbling a little.....it is an active volcano too......you can actually feel the heat if you stand close to it....the locals can tell you their experience when it erupted so many years ago....you will hear an interesting story too

2 Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

This volcano emits a clean, warm grey coloured mud which residence say is good for the skin. I have surely had my share of mud!!! Wonderful and mysterious site. Set to erupt again soon.

4 Thank Afia A
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Reviewed 27 August 2008

My review comes not from a visit but from the experience of living through the amazingingly terrifying yet magnificent act of nature. This is the village where I grew up and which I had to leave in the aftermath of the eruption. I was awakened in the wee hours of the morning by rumbling sounds eminating from the volcano. It... More 

27 Thank TrinidadSharma
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Reviewed 13 April 2001

As a long time resident of this tiny hamlet in Trinidad, I was amazed to find all the references to my small village all over the internet. It is a small town with simple people living a simple almost archaic existence. There is nothing to do there unless you live there. There is the former drug baron DOle Chadee's residence... More 

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