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Sightseeing in Dominica Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Dominica - Roseau Harbour 2 Dominica is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean and is home of the state with the same name. Among the Windword Islands, Dominika is the largest one. A significant part of its territory is occupied by beautiful tropical forests. Lovers of nature in all its forms, are sure to like it here. Tourists enjoy great walks in picturesque places and sightseeing. There are plenty of mountain rivers, waterfalls and unique geological formations. No less unique is flora and fauna on the island. The diversity of plants and animals is simply amazing. The coast is inhabited by hundreds of species of fish and rare species of whales, observing which is one of the favourite tourists' attraction.
Dominican cuisine combines the traditions of French, African, and American Indian’s cuisines. Remember that most of the local dishes are very spicy. The restaurants are located only in … Open
The busiest city of Dominica is Roseau, the capital of the state. The city still has a huge number of unique architectural monuments. Tourists best start with a look at the old Market Square or Old Market. A few hundred years ago, a slave market was located here. This place is surrounded by numerous colonial buildings and picturesque streets, the appearance of which has not changed for hundreds of years. Near the square, is a beautiful Catholic Cathedral completely built of stone, and a refined Anglican church.
Of particular interest is the Carnegie Library, opened in 1905. The Museum of the Dominican Republic is the most visited cultural institution, that introduces visitors to the traditions and culture of the indigenous population. Don't miss a visit to the local botanical garden, whose collection of plants is considerable and rich. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Dominica, despite its small size, has a very rich cultural heritage. However, the official language here is English, so in large tourist areas, it will not be difficult to find an … Open
Among the natural attractions of the island is the Cabrits Nature Reserve. It occupies an area of the complete picturesque peninsula. Here, travellers will see a huge swamp, dozens of rare plant species and a fabulously beautiful coastline. In the immediate vicinity of the park is one of the oldest rural settlements of the island, that managed to preserve its pristine charm. Here, on stilts, directly above the water, stand wooden huts of local residents. Extensive plantations of bread fruit trees and bananas surround them.
Lovers of hiking to extraordinary places should visit L'Ecaille Tete Shin. Thousands of years ago, during a regular eruption of the volcano, a huge field of frozen lava was formed. Local people consider the surroundings sacred. There exist a number of legends connected with them. At the foot of the high mountain lies the Morne Trois Pitons National Park - one more unique natural area. In the northern part of the park Boiling Lake is located, which is widely known under the unofficial name "Bubbling Lake". The thing is, these places are famous for numerous hot springs. The water in the lake itself has a huge concentration of useful elements.
The largest number of historical and architectural monuments is concentrated in the capital of Dominica, the city of Roseau. Founded at the times of colonization, Roseau is witness to the … Open
A stroll through the Northern Forest Park promises to be exciting. Rare species of Caribbean parrots, including the rarest "imperial" parrot inhabit the park. Titus Gorge with its mineral river is popular with the adherents of health tourism. In total, there are more than 200 rivers of such kind on the island, which often turn into beautiful cascades of waterfalls. The main value of the island is its unique nature. However, the historical heritage of Dominica deserves admiration as well.
Rain Forest of Dominica Despite the fact that beach recreation and visits to picturesque places remain the main entertainment for guests of Dominica, the island has much more to offer to its visitors and is full of interesting amusements. Fans of fishing simply cannot miss an opportunity to try to fish in local coastal waters. There are dozens of types of food fish that vacationers can catch and have it cooked after. Modern tourist centers offer fishing trips every day. Dominica also has excellent conditions for underwater hunting.
Dominica will be great for those, who are ready not only for beach rest and rare excursions to the historical places but also for everyday active leisure. Diving, water sports, hiking and … Open
Travelers mostly interested in trouble-free relaxation will be pleased with high-quality local spa centers and massage salons. Despite the fact that first hotels appeared on the island not many years ago, they are distinguished by excellent service. Local hotels are a fantastic destination for fans of yoga who come to practice it in a fabulous tropical setting. Fans of spa treatments are also frequent guests. Clean, almost untouched nature is one more important advantage of the island. The island hasn’t lost its original beauty even after the active development of the hospitality industry. All popular resorts on Dominica have high ecological indexes.
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♥   Regional Nature Park 'Martinique' , 103 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Dominica Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

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From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
However, some citizens have refused to leave their homes, even on pain of death. According to official figures, before the tragedy, the population of the town was about 4 000 people; 19 residents died in the eruption. Currently, about 80% of the city is literally cemented in pyroclastic material. There are several streets where it’s still possible to walk. They attract fans of the unusual entertainment. Tourists have an opportunity to look into empty houses, where furnishings remain unchanged for almost 20 years. You can look at streets hidden under a layer of ashes, which were very lively until recently. … Read further

Sightseeing in Dominica: things to see

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. … Open
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