Dominica is an island of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean and is located between Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. Only significant town in Dominica’s capital Roseau . The former capital city of Portsmouth in the northwest is the second largest town on the island.
Dominica is considered the greenest island of the Antilles and attracts mainly nature lovers. Most interesting here are the two national parks in the north and south of the island, where you can go on long hikes through untouched nature.
Another destination is the only reserve in the Caribbean Sea to the east of the island, where you can learn about the life of the original inhabitants of the Antilles.
Dominica does not have a large international airport, but the two smaller airports (‘Canefield’ in the West at Roseau and Melville Hall at Marigot in the northeast), the only intra-Caribbean flights (mainly Liat) are handled. Who wants to visit the island from Europe, a flight booked to most of the neighboring islands ( Guadeloupe or Martinique ), from there via short flight or ferry Express (L’Express des Iles) travel further. When leaving the airport is a tax from 35.
In Dominica on the left. Driving a car is permitted only with a local driver’s license, which can be purchased upon presentation of the driving license at the airport upon arrival. The charge is between 30 and 50 XCD.
The official language is English. The colloquial language is – as in many other Caribbean islands – spoke patois (or Creole), a mixture of French and English, which is enriched with African language elements.