Boiling Lake

SAMPLE THE POWER AND SPLENDOR OF NATURE IN ITS RAWEST FORM. 

 

THE LAKE

The second largest of its kind in the world, Boiling Lake is a flooded fumarole from a volcano in the area known as the Valley of Desolation — words that seem to describe life on another planet but which perfectly capture what you’ll find if you’re daring enough. 200 feet wide and its depth unknown, the lake is enveloped by swirling clouds of vapor and resembles a cauldron of furiously bubbling greyish-blue water superheated from the molten magma below the surface of the surrounding rock. The awe of Boiling Lake is surpassed only by the breathtaking vistas that surround it—with clear views of the ocean, the neighboring island of Martinique, and timeless terrain shaped by erosive and volcanic forces of nature over 200 millions years in the making. The surrounding area is also home to some of the hardiest creatures on the planet — small lizards and a few species of insects.

THE HIKE

Hiking to the world’s second largest boiling lake is one of the best experiences in Dominica, but it’s also one of the most demanding hikes on the island. Unless you are very familiar with the terrain, it is highly recommended to hire a guide ahead of time to accompany you. Below is a list of experienced guides who will not only make your journey to the lake safer but will also provide you with tons of interesting information about the local flora, fauna, and wildlife you’ll find along the trail.

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