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Boiling Lake
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Owner description: Said to be the second largest in the world, this hot springs lake is a caldron of gray-blue water at a temperature ranging from 180 to 197 degrees Fahrenheit; a full-day rigorous hike with a guide is needed to visit this awesome sight.
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Walk of a lifetime! Not to be missed. Truly wonderful experience. Do not go without a guide, though!

Thank Manoj K
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

It not just the lake, the hike is excellent! Valey of desolation and the views along the way are even more impressive than the boiling laken. A guide is nice for some extra information, but the track is actually quite good and not hard to find.

Thank TerLaan
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

In February 2014 we hiked to the Boiling Lake from Laudat.
We would strongly recommend the services of Addy of "justgodominica" - a local guide from Laudat who showed all the right qualities of a caring, skilful and well informed guide. We had a wonderful day, a strenuous hike and the reward of some of the most amazing geological, botanical and volcanic features of the island of Dominica. The Boiling Lake and The Valley of Desolation are not to be missed but good walking equipment and confidence in your guide are essential for your complete safety and enjoyment.
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Thank Bridget A
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This you have got to see ... and, other than by taking a helicopter, I suppose, you aren't going to get around the fact that it's a serious hike to get up there. Take your lunch. Take plenty of water. Wear comfortable clothes and real hiking boots. Take a portable raincoat. If you take a backpack, plan for how you'll keep it dry if/when the rains come. Hiking backpacks now come with a rain-protector. Consider buying one. We were there in the dry season and got drenched a few times.

By the way, no, it's not just a name. It really is a boiling lake. And when the steam clears every once in a while, you'll see the middle of the lake roiling from the geothermal energy underneath it.

Obvious tip: when you come out of the hike, you can take a dip in the Gorge. When you leave, you'll pass the new geothermal energy station, but (Secret tip) if you walk on toward Laudat, there's a little, green house with a big porch on the right, before the bus stop, up a slight rise. It's a bar/cafe kind of operation. (You can't miss it.) Ask the woman there if she has anything to eat. Our guide told me her chicken lunches are delicious. I had two of her freshly-made sandwiches (because I went back a second day) and they were just marvelous. Eat whatever she's got that day. It's bound to be good after all that hiking.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

It was wet and slippery and a challenge. Get a guide if you are leary or a little unsure. Besides, paying a guide supports their local people. Allow three hours there and three hours back. Its three hours of stair climbing up and down. I wore toe protecting Keen sandals and they worked really well!

1  Thank MonicaKevin
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