Boiling Lake

A unique other-worldly challenge

An intense trek up hill and through steaming valleys awaits the adventurous traveller wishing to experience one of earth’s wonders. Hike lush forests through steaming valleys, lounge in thermal pools, cook eggs in bubbling water vents and get mud masks from Mother Nature on this unique, other-worldly challenge.

Boiling Lake

Dominica’s boiling lake has been named one of Earth’s most amazing water bodies by BBC, and rightfully so. The Boiling Lake, the second largest in the world is a bubbling wonder within one of Dominica’s volcanic craters. The lake comes alive from Earth’s core and is just another manifestation of the tremendous volcanic activity that defines Dominica.

Boiling Lake is truly a unique experience with not only a hike through changing forests as the mountains incline, but a look into other worldly terrain at the Valley of Desolation. The valley is an alien-like rock formation of clay, grey and white rock, marked by calcium and sulphur deposits and inhabited by interesting wildlife.

Thermal springs border the Valley of Desolation- teal, clear and grey waters, which pool between rock and lay beneath thick forest cover. The valley is a natural sauna, which offers a range of benefits to its visitors. Natural thermal pools soothe muscles and calm spirits. Clean, untouched water trickles through rock crevices secreting cool water for bottle-refills, and sulphur mud makes the perfect face mask.

The lake itself is too hot for swimming but is simply a wonder to view. Violent bubbles emanate from the water’s grey expanse and alien rock hug the shoreline. Towering mountains, often blanketed by eerie mist, secure the crater and reach up to vast skies above.

Dominica’s Boiling Lake is definitely one of the most challenging hikes on island. An intense trek up hill and through steaming valleys awaits the adventurous traveller wishing to experience one of earth’s wonders.

What You Need

  • Hiking experience
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Raincoat
  • Change of clothes
  • Drinking Water
  • Snack

Any other personal items

We keep it local. Our solid team of guides are all Dominican and have years of experience sharing our home’s beauty with visitors. All our guides are tour guide certified by the Discover Dominica Authority and are trained in administering First Aid and CPR by the Dominica Red Cross.

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