This sparsely populated island is home to about 70,000 people, who largely live in or around Roseau, the capital city of Dominica.
Arriving in Dominica
Dominica is known for its unspoiled wilderness. The small Caribbean island is framed by lush rainforests, sandy beaches and rocky coastline. Travelers can arrive in Dominica by air. This small island has two airports. The Melville Hall is located on the east coast of the island, about 24 miles to the northeast of Dominica’s capital city. Canefield Airport is closer to Roseau, only 3 miles away from the capital city of the island.
Just like the rest of the Caribbean Islands, Dominica is a year around destination. The temperature remains around 20 degree Celsius throughout the year. If you want to avoid the heavy rains, you can visit the island between January and July.
Attractions of Dominica
The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The rainforest is a favorite spot for hikers and nature lovers. The 300 miles long forest trail runs across valleys and along gorges. You can scale the mountains running through the natural reserve.
At the center of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park is located the 200 feet wide Boiling Lake, an amazing geothermal feature. The Valley of Desolation, located close to the Boiling Lake, is a testimony of the active volcanic activities of the region.
Dominica is a popular destination for adventure sports. It has several scuba diving sites. Kayaking on the mountain lakes in the rainforest and swimming in the river pools are popular attractions of the island. A scuba diving festival is held in Dominica every year in July. This is one of the whale watching sites of the world. You can spot up to 22 species of whales in the water surrounding the island.
Dominica is a musical hotspot of the eastern Caribbean Islands. Every year in October music lovers from all parts of the world throng to this island to participate in the World Creole Music Festival.