Almost all of Dominica's 290 square miles is forested land, making it one of the Caribbean's top destinations for nature-centered attractions.
National parks, forest reserves, and marine reserves all protect the island's amazing natural beauty and numerous walking trails allow guests to safely explore the untouched interior of the island. Within and outside of these designated areas, visitors can discover refreshing waterfalls and an awesome chain of volcanoes, all giving the island its distinct look.
Do you hope to enjoy more of your vacation outside? You can experience a range of different hiking trails and some nature preserves on the island.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a nature preserve found in southern Dominica. There are plenty of opportunities for guests to hike through a variety of trails that wind through the park. Those taking the time to explore the whole park will see the Dominican Jungle, several falls, the mountain, geysers, a gorge, and a variety of other geological features.
Adventurers hoping to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing places like Cabrits Historical and Marine Park. Cabrits Historical and Marine Park offer a variety of trails that guests can travel that offer a variety of scenery; ranging from ocean views along the coast to the sight of ruins and old forts. A small museum also onsite is perfect for history buffs.
Morne Diablotin National Park: 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.
Be sure to look through this table if you want more information.
|Cabrits Historical and Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.6 mi. South West of Central Tanetane|
|Hiking Trail||0.9 mi. West of Central Marigot|
|Hiking Trail||1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Waraka|
|Central Forest Reserve||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||2.2 mi. West of Central Castle Bruce|
|Hiking Trail||0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Fond|
|Hiking Trail||5.8 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Delices|
|Hiking Trail||2.6 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Morne Diablotin National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.0 mi. South West of Central Anse Du Me|
|Hiking Trail||1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grand Fond|
|Morne Trois Pitons National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.6 mi. East of Central downtown Roseau|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Anse Du Me|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Scotts Head Village|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.4 mi. West of Central Scotts Head Village|
|Hiking Trail||6.2 mi. East of Central downtown Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||3.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||1.8 mi. East of Central Portsmouth|
|Hiking Trail||0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Capuchin|
|Hiking Trail||0.9 mi. North of Central Castle Bruce|
|Hiking Trail||6.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Calibishie|
|Hiking Trail||5.0 mi. South of Central Calibishie|
|Hiking Trail||1.4 mi. South of Central Marigot|
|Hiking Trail||0.3 mi. West of Central Penville|
|Hiking Trail||Central Dominica|
|Hiking Trail||Pont Casse, Central Dominica|
|Hiking Trail||0.1 mi. East of Central Scotts Head Village|
|Hiking Trail||1.9 mi. South of Central Bellevue Chopin|
|Hiking Trail||6.8 mi. South West of Central Calibishie|
|Hiking Trail||3.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
Even though most visitors have heard about the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Dominica offers some great choices, including 27 waterfalls and a cave.
You might want to visit Dernier Falls, which is located in Grand Fond, Dominica. Dernier Falls is a secret for the adventurous as it cannot be found on most maps, despite being only steps away from Grand Fond Village.
An additional place to consider is Sari Sari Falls. It is located in southeastern Dominica. This waterfall is a fit reward for a fun, albeit tough, hiking adventure that the entire family can be included in. If climbing up a slippery river sounds fun to you, then this is not an opportunity to be missed.
The table below shows more information about waterfalls and caves.
|Aba Ravine Cyrique||Waterfall||1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Boli Falls||Waterfall||0.8 mi. West of Central La Plaine|
|Waterfall||1.4 mi. West of Central La Plaine|
|Brandy Falls||Waterfall||3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Anse Du Me|
|Brenner Falls||Waterfall||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Penville|
|Coco Cascades||Waterfall||1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Dernier Falls||Waterfall||0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Fond|
|Waterfall||1.3 mi. Northeast of Central Berekua|
|Dubique Falls||Waterfall||1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Berekua|
|Emerald Pool Waterfall||Waterfall||0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Flocky's Twin Falls||Waterfall||1.6 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Fond Morgan Waterfall||Waterfall||0.9 mi. North of Central Grand Fond|
|Isulukati Waterfall||Waterfall||0.9 mi. Southeast of Central Waraka|
|Waterfall||2.3 mi. North of Central Castle Bruce|
|Middleham Falls||Waterfall||1.7 mi. North of Central Wotten Waven|
|Milton Falls||Waterfall||3.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Colihaut|
|Cave||0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Calibishie|
|River Jack Waterfall||Waterfall||0.7 mi. West of Central Delices|
|Sari Sari Falls||Waterfall||1.6 mi. West of Central La Plaine|
|Soltoun Falls||Waterfall||Central Dominica|
|Spanny's Twin Falls||Waterfall||Central Dominica|
|Waterfall||1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Grand Fond|
|The Space Mountain Falls||Waterfall||1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Three Basins||Waterfall||0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Three Rivers Falls||Waterfall||Dominica|
|Ti Tou Gorge Fall||Waterfall||1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Wotten Waven|
|Trafalgar Falls||Waterfall||1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Trafalgar|
|Victoria Falls||Waterfall||0.5 mi. West of Central Delices|
Travelers can spend some time in one of the many parks, or 4 botanical gardens on Dominica.
If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Papillote Tropical Gardens, which is situated in southern Dominica. Visitors will be in awe as they explore the flowering jade vines, pink ginger blossoms, begonias, ferns, and many more types of plants and flowers. The grounds are also home to 30 different kinds of birds, 19 species of butterfly, and other forms of wild life.
A second popular attraction in this category is The Botanical Gardens. The gardens offer trails that take you through different sections that separate plants, namely native and exotic. The plants are not the only view offered here though, as the walk will take you to a lookout hill where you will claim an amazing sight of the surrounding area.
The parks and gardens worth considering are shown in the following chart.
|Botanical Garden||3.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Park||0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Capuchin|
|Park||1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Capuchin|
|Park||2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Dublanc|
|Park||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Roseau|
|Park||1.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Park||0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Papillote Tropical Gardens||Botanical Garden||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|The Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||0.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Botanical Garden||3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Park||0.3 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Roseau|
The chart just below provides some key facts regarding the farms and plantations on the island.
|Plantation||0.8 mi. North of Central La Plaine|
|Farm||1.7 mi. North of Central Castle Bruce|
Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other options like these on Dominica can be seen here:
|Boeri Lake||Pond||5.8 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Boiling Lake||Lake||6.3 mi. East of Central downtown Roseau|
|FreshWater Lake||Lake||6.1 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Hot Spring||Central Dominica|
|Volcano||1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Delices|
|Volcano||1.9 mi. Northeast of Central Trafalgar|
|Morne Anglais||Mountain||3.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Volcano||3.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Volcano||0.1 mi. North of Central Scotts Head Village|
|Morne Plat Pays||Mountain||3.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Volcano||3.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Morne Trois Pitons National Park||Mountain||1.7 mi. North of Central Delices|
|Morne Watt||Mountain||5.9 mi. East of Central downtown Roseau|
|Volcano||5.9 mi. East of Central downtown Roseau|
|Harbour||Portsmouth, Northwestern part of Dominica|
|Prince Rupert Bay||Harbour||3.6 mi. South of Central Clifton|
|Hot Spring||3.3 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Tia's Hot Springs||Hot Spring||3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|Bay||1.5 mi. South of Central Capuchin|
|Harbour||1.0 mi. North of Downtown Roseau|
If you are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond the category on this page, you should look farther afield. Read this page which is all about even more attractions if you'd like to discover some more details.
From the top of Morne Diablotin to the waters of Cabrits Marine Reserve, and everything in between, nature abounds on Dominica. Whether you decide to hire a tour guide, or go it on your own, you are certain to discover a world unlike any other when you pull on your hiking boots and head out into the wilds of Dominica.
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