Trafalgar Falls

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These two quintessential tropical waterfalls empty into a large freshwater lake below. Great for viewing from the viewing platform, or for the more adventurous swimming up close and personal too, these two well known falls are practically located in the village of Trafalgar make it an easy and quick attraction.

The waterfalls themselves are twins, both tall and emptying into the same lake. This is a tourist spot, and is developed quite a bit, with a visitor's center and viewing platform on site. Despite the build-up by the village, the scenery is still lush and green, being located just outside the National Forest.


Positioned on the island of Dominica, 1.5 miles northeast of Trafalgar, Trafalgar Falls welcomes guests who are lodging on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. In case you're wondering, Roseau is three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the west-southwest.

Trafalgar Falls are located on the West side of the island, and are only a short distance form Roseau and is complete with areas for parking. There is also a hiking trail located on the other side of the island at Three Rivers Eco Lodge that goes to this waterfall, though the hike will take several hours each way.

Nearby Restaurants

You won't have a hunger problem if you linger at this waterfall; you'll find a broad selection of lunch and dinner options in this general area. The most frequented nearby eatery to Trafalgar Falls is Cafe Mon Plezi, which serves Creole food. Roxy's Restaurant and Papillote Rainforest Restaurant are some more restaurant options close-by where travelers will have the chance to enjoy the local foods and culture of Dominica.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy waterfalls, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Ti Tou Gorge Fall and Middleham Falls; the first of which is three quarters of a mile to the east of Trafalgar Falls. There are at least one or two additional attractions nearby, including Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse, which is within traveling range in Wotten Waven. You might want to also consider heading over to Papillote Tropical Gardens, which is another attraction close by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Dominica's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Trafalgar Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse Other Attraction 0.4 mi. (5.3 km) SW Wotten Waven
Papillote Tropical Gardens Other Attraction 0.4 mi. (5.3 km) W 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Roseau
Rainforest Aerial Tram Other Attraction 0.5 mi. (6.4 km) N Laudat
Ti Kwen Glo Cho -- -- -- Wotten Waven
Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail GeoFeature 1.9 mi. (8.6 km) NNE 5.3 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Middleham Falls Hiking Trails GeoFeature -- -- 2.1 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Atrium Valley Gardens -- -- -- 3.4 mi. North-Northeast of Roseau
Valley of Desolation Other Attraction 2.6 mi. (9.5 km) E 5.9 mi. East of Roseau

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Location: Dominica


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