Volcano at Sulphur Springs

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Home to the "world's only drive in volcano," Sulphur Springs does very literally allow guests to drive their car through the center of the dormant Soufriere Volcano.

A trip drive through the volcano leads to the very popular tourist attraction that is Sulphur Springs. Once upon a time you could get out of your car and walk around wherever you like, but the crumbling of the crater led to a tour guide being covered in third degree burns, and now guests are restricted to a wooden viewing area.


Volcano at Sulphur Springs, within Sulphur Springs Park, is located on the island of Saint Lucia, 1.3 miles southeast of downtown Soufriere; it's one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the south-southeast of Soufrière.

Nearby Restaurants

If you find yourself hungry after spending time in the vicinity of this volcano, there won't be a problem -- you will find a wide variety of lunch and dinner options in this area. The most nearby restaurant to Volcano at Sulphur Springs is Boucan, which serves up International meals. It's maybe about a half mile from Volcano at Sulphur Springs, so stop by and eat up! Also close-by, you will have options such as Dasheene Restaurant and Bar and Martha's Tables where you and your party will want to test out Creole food and enjoy the St. Lucia scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like volcanos, and are interested in visiting others, might consider a trip to Gros Pitons and Mt. Gimie; the first is 2.4 miles to the south west of Volcano at Sulphur Springs. You'll find at least one or two other attractions nearby, including Sulphur Springs Park, which is None away near Soufrière. You might want to also think about heading to Tanzanite Heights Waterfall, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

Attractions Near Volcano at Sulphur Springs
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Sulphur Springs Park Other Attraction 0.0 mi. (2.1 km) N 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière
Tanzanite Heights Waterfall GeoFeature 0.1 mi. (2.1 km) NW 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Soufrière
Diamond Falls GeoFeature 0.8 mi. (1.4 km) N Cresslands
Diamond Falls Mineral Baths GeoFeature -- -- Cresslands
Morne Coubaril Estate Other Attraction 0.8 mi. (1.0 km) NW 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
St. Lucia Zip Lining Other Attraction 0.8 mi. (1.0 km) NW 0.6 mi. South of Soufrière
Piton Falls GeoFeature 0.9 mi. (2.2 km) W 1.4 mi. South of Soufrière
Toraille Waterfalls GeoFeature 1.1 mi. (2.6 km) NE 1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Soufrière

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