Monday, April 20, 2009
SPIKE WATERFALL, SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY, 1 to 5:1
Cold waterfall near rainforest in Soufriere area. Not as touristy as Toraille.
Price– 5 EC.
Great Place to take a snack or lunch. It’s pretty quiet and only a few minutes off the main road. There are 3 waterfalls with separate trails. Recommended time– 20 minutes just to see. Or spend longer to “Enjoy.”
Getting there: Take Fond St. Jaques bus next to Church in Soufriere– takes about 8-10 minutes. Just ask driver to drop you at Spike Waterfall. There is a little house and paying booth at the road.
Bus fee: apx. $2.00 EC
PEACE CORPS PROCEDURE:
- Easy trail– does not need any special procedure.
-ALWAYS hike with at least one partner, preferably two.
MEGAN HAWKS, EC 75
This was a waterfall that I had heard about but never visited. So, one day a friend of mine drove me there. We just had a short visit– but I think it would be a great place to have lunch. The waterfall is not big and robust– but it is very tall and water trickles down the rocks. You can climb around a bit. This could be included in a day of sites in Soufriere.