Dominica: The Nature Island
In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. It is dubbed the “Nature Island” due to its abundance of natural splendours: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, a lush rainforest, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and black and white sand beaches. Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Dominica is a paradise for divers, hikers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers.
Despite being one of the largest islands in the Caribbean (754 sq. km), it is one of the least populated (72,660) – at twice the size of Barbados, it only has one fifth of its population. It is also one of the few islands to have retained some of its pre-Colombian population.
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Dominica was ranked the fourth happiest country in the world, according to a 2006 Happy Planet Index by the British tank New Economic Foundation.
Dominica’s Boiling Lake is the second largest of its kind in the world, after that at Rotorua in New Zealand’s north island. It occurs at an altitude of 2,500 feet and is situated in Dominica’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Dominica featured on Wheel of Fortune! (zahfeh.wordpress.com)
- Olivia Williams Pours Out Her Love for Dominica in New Book (prweb.com)
- Time To Get Wet – Dive Fest 2012: July 6-15 (dominica-weekly.com)
- Roseau Voted #2 in the Top 10 Charming Island Towns That Offer History and Local Flavor (dominica-weekly.com)
- Dominica, Cuba and Venezuela want USAID thrown out (caribbean360.com)
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