Soufriere, St. Lucia

Mar 04, 2019 - Sea Cloud

Today was our last day and we visited Soufriere, St. Lucia.

Also known as the “Helen of the West Indies,” St. Lucia has an impressive volcanic history and active sulfur fumaroles that guests visit after a short ride into the highlands by minivan to reach the highlands.

Our walk took us first to the Interpretation Center, close to the sulfur boiling pools. Afterward we visited Diamond Falls Botanical Garden to learn all about plants and their products. We were also surrounded with many varieties of wildlife—hummingbirds, butterflies, and even lizards.

After our visit, we reached a local isolated beach with an impressive cliff and there we had the choice to snorkel, swim, or head back to Sea Cloud.

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About the Author

Celso Montalvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Celso was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of nine he arrived in the Galápagos for the first time and he was profoundly touched by nature, observation, and isolation.  When he saw the sharks, rays and turtles swimming in the bay, he was triggered by a sense of wonder that he did not feel before.  Celso believes education is key to preservation. After graduating from the Naval Academy at the age of 17 he moved to New York to continue his education.

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