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    Northern Forest Reserve

    by bsfreeloader Written Mar 7, 2008

    The Northern Forest Reserve covers 22,000 acres of the north-central section of the island. Largely inaccessible, the reserve features Dominica’s highest mountain, Morne Diablotins, and is the last stronghold for both of Dominica’s endangered parrots. There is a short trail – the Syndicate Trail – that leads to an opening in a ravine where both parrots are known to roost. In addition to this spot, which is particularly good for the more difficult to find Imperial Parrot (locally called Sisserou), it is worth watching for the birds in the trees and flying around the fruit farms along the road leading to the visitor center. Along the same road you can find the trailhead for the Morne Diablotins Trail, an imposing climb best attempted with guide. Even if you strike out on the parrots, the area is worth visiting to see the Dominican rainforest at its best.

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    Drive from Portsmouth to Pagua Bay

    by bsfreeloader Written Mar 7, 2008

    The drive from Portsmouth to Pagua Bay along Dominica’s north coast is perhaps the best drive on the entire island. Snaking through the mountainous jungle, the drive takes in many of Dominica’s varying landscapes including, a drive through volcano, stunning ocean vistas, and lush, green hills and valleys.

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    Morne bruce

    by shargurl Written Apr 3, 2008

    Morne bruce (an area where you can see the entire city of Roseau from the top of a hill) great for photos. Ask a driver to take you to this great photo op place. There are vendors there as well for souvenier shopping.

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    Hike

    by mytapsy Written Jun 28, 2007

    Boiling- Lake

    Make this 5- 6- 7- 8 hours hike!
    It starts in the village Laudat ( don’t forget to buy an entry-ticket for the park).
    After the first easier part of the hike you need power! The way winds up to the summit ( have a short break and enjoy the overview) and then down into the Valley of Desolation ( sulphur springs and boiling water) Keep going, after 20 min you’ll reach the Boiling lake.
    When we visited the lake it was still boiling J
    Take a refreshing bath in the Titou Gorge after the hike. It works just fine!

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    more waterfalls

    by mytapsy Written Jun 28, 2007

    Sari- Sari- Waterfalls

    Near the village of La Plaine you’ll find this waterfalls. But there are no signs to find the way. So you have to take a guide or you ask for the way, maybe you get an answer :)
    The 1-2 hour hike takes you through the forest and through the river. You also need shoes to go to the river.
    To swim near the falls you have to climb through 3 big stones or find your own way, certainly not suited for everybody. But you can still enjoy a view from a small platform and a swim further down the river, no need to go all the way.

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    Snorkling at Champagne Beach

    by mytapsy Written Jul 4, 2007

    Its in the southeast, direction Soufriere- Scotts Head.

    Take the new boardwalk to the end of the beach, be carefull of the stones.
    There is a rubber mat here to help to go into the water.
    The beach is famous for the volcanic underwater hot spring. You actually swim through the tiny bubbles. Enjoy the ocean, some coral and the fishes too.

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    Dinner & Hiking with Wendy's Tours

    by wnbfcal Written Dec 31, 2006

    Making reservations with Weny (Wendy's Tours) is easy. Wendy enjoys cooking food for small or large groups, and he comes to your place upon request. One of our favorite dishes is Calilou. We drove to a place where Wendy buys fish, and Wendy met us later at our place when he prepared the fish and vegetable soup right in front of us. It was fun to watch the process, including how he made milk portion of the Calilou from a coconut. The meal was amazing, especially when having many Kabuli's!!

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    The Boiling Lake

    by BownLovingFreak Written Mar 19, 2006

    If you go to Dominica, you have to visit the Boiling Lake. This lake is the second largest boiling lake in the World...or the largest in the Western Hemisphere (the biggest is in New Zealand). I went with a LARGE group...which is unusual. Normally, you hire a guide and transport to the start of the trail. Normally groups are small...ranging from 2-10. I went with a group from a university. Wasn't to pleased with our particular guides. They went at their pace and finished before all of us. They aren't used to bringing so many people though. The hike itself is tough. I am fairly active and struggled a bit with the stairs. You have to climb over 3 mountains and cross a few rivers. Do not expect to keep your shoes dry or clean. It often rains and can get a bit cold. Bring a rain jacket and good walking shoes that you don't mind getting filthy. The walk is very fun though. Beautiful scenery. The Valley of Desolation is amazing. Some guides actually boil eggs in the boiling water. Make sure you swim in a natural pool. Very warm...no ticket booths...no locker rooms...NATURAL! The lake was a bit disapointing after the 3 hour hike there. But, you have to witness it. The experience is terrific. But...realize that you might be extremely sore after. There are so many stairs. Prepare by doing the stair master and plan on taking a very easy day after. Some people were so mentally and physically drained after...didn't help that we were all dirty and soaked! But...you must do it!

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    Rosseau...the capital

    by BownLovingFreak Written Mar 19, 2006

    Rosseau is such a trip! Coming from a large US city...its cute to think...this is their bustling capital city. Rosseau is a mess of old, Caribean homes mixed with loads of friendly locals, blaring Soca beats, and delicious food everywhere. The main banks are in Rosseau...get your money here! Their is a cool church that you can see from town. Go to the coast and view the Morne Trois Pitons are in the back. Towering green mountains in perfect view from the cities port! Terrific photo opps! Beware...the cruise ship comes in here and all the markets and shops near them are a bit cheesy and expensive. People are super nice, but beware of a few beggers and weirdos (not too many though). By the way, its pronounced..Rose-Oh. Great place to view locals and get a Kubuli beer!

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    Swiming in champagne

    by Assenczo Updated Feb 24, 2013

    Champagne Reef/Beach is probably the most unique natural wonder of Dominica. It is within a stone throw form the capital, Roseau and thus easily reached with the help of local transport. The location is well-cared for by some sort of wardens, there is a nominal fee for access and a change room/ restaurant outfit at the entrance. The “beach” is made of pebbles, so technically it is not a beach but its real charms are under the water. There are springs under the rocks of the sea bed which materialise in the shape of bubbles very much like the champagne ones, hence the name. The underwater environment includes some very colorful fishes going about their business amongst multi-shaped corals, dodging the bubbles and the human intruders on the way. The site is frequented by cruise ship crowds but they are miniscule in numbers (during the time of the visit that inspired this writing anyway). Probably, they were too drunk, were bogged down in the port shopping area or simply were carted off to a different “attraction”. After a certain hour, around noon, one has the place to himself. For maximum appreciation and photo brilliance sunny weather is the preferred option. This though could be tough to organize since Dominica is part of the Windward Islands group and as such it is on the path of lots of moisture coming from the equatorial regions of the planet. On contact with the high mountains of the islands it turns into rain and while divers have nothing to fear from it the overcast sky definitely clouds the underwater picture quite literally.

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    Defunct military outpost

    by Assenczo Written Feb 24, 2013

    Scott’s Head is a picturesque location in the south-west corner of Dominica. It consists of a hill on a peninsula connected to the “mainland” by an elegant stretch of a sandy bar. It must have been appreciated for while by successive visitors since it still houses some piece of military equipment to fend off the belligerent admirers and defend the friendly ones. On a sunny day one can see all the way to the island’s capital, Roseau and relish into the vivid colors of the tropical sea juxtaposed to the lush greenery of the rugged land. To make things even more intriguing, nature offers some surprises in the form of quick rain showers which are followed by dry, sunny patches causing the magical appearance of rainbows. All of this beauty compounded with the quaint little villages, their multi-colored housing and obviously exotic inhabitants turns this corner of the island into postcard glamour.

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    Ti Tou Gorge

    by Assenczo Updated Feb 24, 2013

    Ti Tou Gorge is your initiation exercise into the Dominican wilderness. It is relatively easy on the senses but at the same time is certainly not for the fainthearted. Tucked away into the mountain crevasses on the lip of a monstrous hydro project it does not promise much at the beginning – one dark hole as it looks at first sight. Well, the first stage of this figurative journey into hell includes a cold water dip enough to bring your senses to realty. The second stage incorporates an effort to overwhelm your congenital fear of the dark and plunging into the unknown. If company is around this side effect might not be of a grave concern at all. The third trial comes in the shape of a spooky swim into the deep canyon waters with twisted rock formations hanging above barring the most of the life-giving light. At the end, the bravest of all swimmers push towards gusty falls trying not to be sucked under water in the process. The thought of escaping this ready-to-swallow-you “gorge” and the warm water shower at the entrance make exit planning set in fast. Mother Nature here has its artificial match in the face of a man-made pipe that delivers the transparent gold of Dominica to its masters. A pipe made entirely of wood just as an endless barrel constructed of wood planks fastened into position by rings. Considering the wealth of woods to pick from the technology makes perfect sense and increases its exotic appeal to the critics of harnessing the environment.

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    Botanical Gardens

    by shargurl Written Apr 3, 2008

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    Botanical Gardens in Roseau. It's not much of a garden but you will see native plants and fruits and this really awesome tree

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    Part 2 of the Middleham Falls....

    by hajin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Part 2 of the Middleham Falls. If you have time, go see the Trafalger Falls, the Emerald Pool and the Freshwater Lake.

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    Trafalgar Falls

    by shargurl Written Mar 30, 2008

    This is where you can see 2 falls at once. There are Daddy and Mommy falls. The daddy is the taller falls, the mommy shorter and wider.

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