Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal

Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

The Soufriere Suplhur Springs Eco-Tourism Site is an important geologic and recreational area on Dominica. The site is situated in the Soufriere Valley, about 1 mile east of the centre of the fishing village of Soufriere and the Soufriere-Scotts Head Marine Reserve.

In pre-Columbian times, the "Sulphur Springs" was a place of mythic geography for the Amerindians, as Soufriere was an important meeting place for Kalinagos from the Caribbean islands. Today, the area is well-known as a site for enjoying an invigorating bath in naturally heated, mineralized water.

Two main streams drain the area: the crystal-clear Glo Gayak (some Dominicans drink small amounts of the water from this stream as a cleanser), and the Glo Cho which, though turbid, is popular for warm baths; the water in Glo Cho has been diverted into four man-made pools. Please note that during the Rainy Season the temperature of the water in the pools and the Glo Cho is usually higher than the Dry Season temperatures. Other facilities which have been provided for visitors include an Information Centre, change rooms, picnic shelters and a hiking trail.

Read the entire Soufriere Sulphur Springs (PDF, 6.9 MB) brochure.