Places of Interest
This English speaking island is not to be confused with the Dominican Republic
The capital city of Roseau, situated on the southwest coast, is the main center for visitors. From the many hotels around here it is possible to arrange various tours for seeing the surrounding area of the country. One can arrange canoe trips up the river, the most popular being, the Indian River in the town of Portsmouth.
The island offers a few beaches, which are mainly of black volcanic sand; however, a few white-sand beaches can be found on the northeast of the island.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park in the south-central part of Dominica was established in July 1975 and covers 17,000 acres. Places of interest in the park include the Boiling Lake, which is the second-largest actively boiling lake in the world; the Emerald Pool, Middleham Falls, Sari Sari Falls, Trafalgar Falls, Freshwater Lake, Boeri Lake and the Valley of Desolation.
The Cabrits Historical Park designated as such in 1987, include many attractions to include the Cabrits Peninsula, which contains the historical ruins of Fort Shirley and Fort George, 18th- and early 19th-century forts, and a museum at Fort Shirley.
Other places of interest include the Carib Indian Territory, home to the only remaining Carib Indians in the Caribbean, the Sulphur Springs, the Central Forest Reserve, Botanical Gardens, Titou Gorge, L’Escalier Tęte Chien, several areas of rainforest and a variety of fauna and flora.