Dominica Travel Guide

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Creole building in old Roseau

Creole building in old Roseau

Steve McCabe

Christopher Columbus discovered Dominica on a Sunday and gave the island the Latin name for Sunday. Locals claim that it's the only island the explorer would still recognize today and it's true it hasn't changed a great deal. It has the largest populations of indigenous Caribs in the Caribbean. Dominica has great mountain scenery - a 1500 meter high volcano , sparkling streams, waterfalls and lush green forests.

Most of the exciting attractions on the island involve hiking: a hike to Boiling Lake, Middleham Falls or the Valley of Desolation are great!

Roseau is the capital of the island. It's a nice and quite busy city that deserves a visit. It is also a good starting point for visiting Emerald Pool. Carib Territory is another must see. Here you find the Carib people living in a 3,700 acre reserve.

The main historic sight is Fort Shirley once an important English outpost but now reclamed by jungle. It's a lot like Temple of Doom!

Dominica can be reached by minor aircrafts from neighbouring islands and by ferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique.

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January 24, 2005 change by ingvar

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