Natural Attractions in Calibishie

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When you're staying in a place called "The Natural Island" you can expect to spend your days outdoors.  In Calibashie this is especially true.  It is often noted as the most scenic and unspoiled region of Dominica, filled with hiking trails that lead to a national park on one side and a forest reserve on the other, waterfalls, hot springs, and even an organic farm that is open to the public. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like spending time under the open sky? You can choose from a variety of different hiking trails and some nature preserves near Calibishie.

Morne Diablotin National Park is a nature preserve located 5.4 mi. South West of central Calibishie. Established in the year 2000, Morne Diablotin National Park serves as a safe haven for the Sisserou Parrot, the symbol of Dominica that has sadly been driven to the verge of extinction.

Glance through the following chart for information on more nature preserves and hiking spots.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Calibishie
Name Type Location
Canal River Hiking Trail Hiking Trail 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Calibishie
Morne Diablotin National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.4 mi. South West of Central Calibishie
Northern Forest Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.7 mi. South of Central Calibishie
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 5.3 mi. West of Central Calibishie
Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Hiking Trail 5.0 mi. South of Central Calibishie
Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp Hiking Trail 6.9 mi. Southeast of Central Calibishie

Waterfalls and Caves

Although most visitors are drawn by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Calibishie and nearby areas multiple choices, including 6 waterfalls and a cave.

You might want to visit Brenner Falls, which is located 4.7 mi. West-Northwest of central Calibishie. The waterfall is only half the adventure. Reaching it will make you and your family feel like explorers.

A second option is Brandy Falls. It is located 5.7 mi. West of central Calibishie. To reach this waterfall, an ATV is recommended, as the trail leading to it is slippery and can lead to injury. The trail is located off the main road that passes through Dos D' Ane, and cuts of the North Peninsula from the rest of the island.

The table just below has more information about waterfalls and caves.

Waterfalls and Caves In and Around Calibishie
Name Type Location
Brandy Falls Waterfall 5.7 mi. West of Central Calibishie
Brenner Falls Waterfall 4.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Calibishie
Isulukati Waterfall Waterfall 8.7 mi. Southeast of Central Calibishie
Mahaut Falls Waterfall 10.1 mi. Southeast of Central Calibishie
Milton Falls Waterfall 7.6 mi. South West of Central Calibishie
Pointe Baptiste Cave Cave 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Calibishie
Soltoun Falls Waterfall 11.5 mi. South of Central Calibishie

Parks

Travelers can enjoy several parks nearby.

Cold Sulphur Springs is located 6.3 mi. West of central Calibishie. While a sulfur infused mud-bath may not seem like the recipe for relaxation, it is claimed to work and also be good for your skin. Enter this bubbling bath that is fueled by the volcanic activity beneath the island.

The parks you'll be able to find are provided below.

Parks Near Calibishie
Name Type Location
Canna Heritage Park Park 7.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Calibishie
Cold Sulphur Springs Park 6.3 mi. West of Central Calibishie
Hot Springs Park 7.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Calibishie

Farms

Farms Near Calibishie
Name Type Location Island
Natural Vibes Organic Farm Farm 10.8 mi. Southeast of Central Calibishie Dominica

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Calibishie are shown in the following chart.

Land Formations In Calibishie
Name Type Location
Grand Baptiste Bay Bay Central Calibishie
La Taille Bay Bay 1.9 mi. East of Central Calibishie
Marigot Bay Bay 3.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Calibishie
Petit Baptiste Bay Bay Central Calibishie
Rough Bay Bay 3.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Calibishie
Sophia Bay Bay 3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Calibishie
Walker's Rest Bay Bay 3.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Calibishie

Of course, Calibishie includes other attraction types. To read about other other attractions for Calibishie, check out this page.

 

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