Often referred to as “the paradise for hikers”, Dominica is an increasingly popular destination. Indeed, hikers will find local nature perfect for outdoor activities. Pristine rainforests, a boiling lake and awesome rivers are just some of natural attractions of the island. Dominica has also become a popular destination for scuba diving as its underwater world is no less beautiful. It is considered the best place in the Caribbean to see dolphins and whales.
Natural attractions remain the main attraction of the island. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is the place where travelers will find tropical forests, picturesque volcanoes, lakes with freshwater, scenic valleys, hot springs and more than fifty fumaroles. Morne Trois Pitons volcano, the height of which is 1342 metres, is the biggest attraction of the park, but there are four more volcanoes there. The park occupies the area of more than 7000 hectares, which is, actually, quite a big part of whole Dominica. Rich flora and fauna make this national park even more valuable.
The Calibishie is another wonder of nature, where visitors can see the landscape change from a tropical beach to a rainforest in just a few hundred metres. The most famous destinations of the area are Pennville Mountains, the Marigot beaches and the village of Calibishie. The magnificent area features lots of greenery, freshwater rivers, numerous beautiful waterfalls and rainforest changing to beaches with palms.
Continue your travel with a visit to the Emerald Pool. This is an incredibly green pool, which is formed below a 12m high waterfall. The pool, swimming in which is allowed, can be reached from the harbor or after a walk through a rainforest. While a ride on a ship to the harbor is easier, a walk will be more rewarding as during it it’s possible to see giant trees, amazing birds and other inhabitants of the tropics.
Roseau, the capital of the country, is conveniently located between the Caribbean Sea, the Bruce Mountain and the Roseau River. This is quite a small and cozy city, where guests will find French colonial buildings, charming restaurants and family-run hotels. Despite its size, the city offers a good choice of night clubs and other entertainment. The main landmarks of the area include Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Government House, Old Market Plaza and Botanical Gardens.
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