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Dominica weekly is a personal weblog about the nature island of Dominica.

First, where is Dominica? Dominica is just one island in the Lesser Antilles, among a chain of islands like Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia and other islands in the southeastern Caribbean. In Latin, the word Dominica means “Sunday” it is named so because it was spotted by Columbus on a Sunday. Earlier Dominica was a French colony, but some couple of hundred years ago it was taken over by the English which is why English is their official language and spoken by all its inhabitants.

Why Dominica? When you think the Caribbean, you think more along the lines of all inclusive hotels, larger islands, luxury resorts, but when you go to Dominica you actually see another side of the Caribbean. It’s truly a nature island as they say it is, if you want to go on an eco-trip, some place unspoiled and safe too, I would definitely recommend going to Dominica. You would be surprised to see how untouched the island is in terms of tourism, in fact, two things are said about Dominica, it is called the nature island of the Caribbean and it is often remarked by the locals that, of all the islands that Columbus had visited, this would be the only one he would still recognize today.

What’s there to see and do in Dominica? Dominica is not a very big island but there is a lot to do on the island. It has one of the greatest diving industries in the Caribbean, diving here is truly amazing, there are walls that drop down hundreds of feet, there are all kinds of beautiful corals and fish, just a wonderful and beautiful environment.

The rainforest in this country is gorgeous, over 60 percent of the island is covered by rain forests and there are over 300 rivers, so it’s a very tropical landscape. It’s a volcanic island so there are mountains everywhere. Hiking is also very famous here; in fact, there is a long hike about 12 miles in total to the second largest boiling lake in the world. It is advisable to hire a guide because it’s very hilly terrain going up and down, a large part of the island is forested, so there is a very good chance that you may get lost.

There are not many animals which are dangerous like poisonous snakes or insects, but you can see some beautiful parrots that are indigenous to this island and some of the rarest plants in the world. There are all kinds of beautiful tropical birds to see on the island. Must dos in Dominica: You have to definitely go scuba diving, hiking through the rain forest preferably to the boiling lake, and the third thing will be to see the rivers and the waterfalls, there have over hundred different waterfalls to enjoy.

Important points to remember: The roads are very narrow and uneven, and in some places, there are 200-foot drops on the sides of the road. The climate there is very hot, but you can dress accordingly and remember to drink lots of water. Dominica does not have much tourism so your options of sources and travel books are limited.

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WHERE IS DOMINICA? One of the most frequently asked question – whether it’s on this weblog or when traveling. There are many people who have never even heard of the island, much less to know where it’s located on the World Map.

Quite often Dominica is confused with Dominican Republic, sometimes people think that Dominica is some island in the Mediterranean or something else.

DOMINICA is an independent island nation located in the West Island between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. It is the most northerly of the Windward Islands and is approximately 47km long and 26km wide. The island is 750km in area and faces the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west. Located on the southwestern coast the country’s capital, Roseau which is also its major sea port.

The interior of Dominica is one of the youngest and most mountainous landscapes in the Caribbean. At the Centre of the Lesser Antilles island chain, Dominica is volcanic in origin and its creation is still very evident in its dormant volcanoes, sulphur deposits, hot water springs and gas vents that are found both above and below sea level.

An excerpt from Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide)

Now you know where Dominica is, come enjoy the adventure activities, fascinating wildlife, history, culture, beautiful landscapes, sunshine and friendly people – all of these can be found in Dominica, one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems.

A Nature Island with mountainous landscape of rainforests, rivers and waterfalls, Dominica is a haven for hikers and nature lovers. As one of the last Caribbean islands to be colonised, it boasts a pirate past and today retains a unique culture as home to the regions last indigenous population of Carib Indians

Find out why Dominicans are amongst the happiest and oldest in the world and how the islands tourism industry works in harmony with local communities to offer a refreshingly authentic holiday experience.

For more about Dominica visit our page “About Dominica Island” or take a look at Dominica Photo Travel Guide – where you can see pictures from around the island. Also, see “Where is Dominica

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