WHY TO VISIT DOMINICA
You will begin by discovering the capital, Roseau, with its botanical garden planted with 50 species of trees, its lively market, its cathedral, its wooden houses on one level and its nonchalant atmosphere. You will also find many shops of all kinds and local craft stalls. It is also a good place to taste the thirty rums that exist here in the bars of the city!
Then you will see Portsmouth, in its small cove, second city of the island, it also very pleasant. You will visit the Cabrits Park, divided into a marine part and a terrestrial part, and the Indian River where to take a boat trip. On the outskirts of the city, visit the stunning, quasi-deserted beaches such as Hampstead Beach and its coconut grove, or Batibou Beach, the wildest.
Continue with a visit to the Morne-Trois-Pitons National Park, which is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with its 7000 hectares and superb sites, dominated by the mountain that gives it its name. You will admire its valleys and volcanoes, freshwater lakes and hot springs, but also Trafalgar Falls, Bouillant Lake and Desolation Valley, and the Emerald Pool, a natural water pool Turquoise dropping 6 meters high and where you can bathe.
The Caribbean territory, to the north of the island, is made up of a group of villages inhabited by 3,500 Amerindians, who have kept their old way of life, crafts and most of their traditions. They have their own chief. You can discover their culture by visiting the Kalinago Barana Aute (Caribbean village by the sea) where cultural activities and theatrical productions are proposed.
To the southwest of Roseau, the picturesque villages succeed one another, and you will dive in Champagne, then go to Soufrière to take baths of hot mineral water and its sulphurous springs. You can also observe the sperm whales during a hike from the village of Galion.
Outdoor activities: hiking with 3000 marked trails (in particular the Waitukubuli National Trail, the longest, classified as eco-tourist site), mountain biking, kayaking, diving.
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WHEN TO GO TO DOMINICA
Best period to visit Dominica is from xxx to xxxx.
The climate is tropical, with temperatures between 24 and 32 ° C, a little cooler in the mountains.
Two main seasons are distinguished: the rainy season between June and October, and the dry season from January to April. One can also speak of a hurricane season between June and September, and this month of September usually see great storms raging on the island, like the last hurricane that occurred in 1999.
The best time to visit Dominica is the dry season.
Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Dominica.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH DOMINICA
To get around the island there is a minibus service which criss-crosses roads in all directions, which is inexpensive, but you can also rent a car or take a public taxi, unless you prefer to do Of the stop, which is a very used way to Dominica.
by plane, main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON DOMINICA
country entry requirements: A passport is sufficient for French nationals for a stay in Dominica.
health tips & vaccination: none
local currency: East Caribbean dollar
local time zone: GMT-4
mobile phone operators:
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typical food in Dominica
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