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Diamond Falls

Diamond Falls, Saint Lucia
Diamond Falls / Lisah & Jerry Silfwer, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Diamond Falls belong to the most unusual falls in the Caribbean.

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GPS coordinates
13.8498 N 61.0477 W (mistake up to 150 m)
Location, address
North America, Caribbean, Saint Lucia, Soufrière Quarter, Diamond Botanical Gardens in the outskirts of Soufrière town
Height
˜ 17 m

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Diamond Falls, Saint Lucia
Diamond Falls / Gary J. Wood, / CC BY-SA 2.0

This waterfall is located in the beautiful Diamond Botanical Gardens. This garden is owned by the Devaux family, who received this land as a grant presented by King Louis XIV in 1713.

Fine pathways lead through the collections of rainforest flowers towards an unusual sight – a tall cliff with a bright-colored waterfall falling over it. At the base of the waterfall is a small pool which is filled with ash-gray water.

The waterfall stream comes from a geothermal area – Soufrière sulfur springs, which is located some 1.4 km upstream. Water in this stream is still warm, rich with sulfur and other minerals and as a result, the cliff along the waterfall is laced with colorful – yellow, green purple sediments. These colors are constantly changing.

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