With volcanic peaks, lush rainforests, rugged coasts, clear waterfalls and 365 rivers, Dominica is an adventure and nature lover’s paradise.
In just a single day hiking in Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic), you can climb from the ocean to 5,000 feet above sea level and explore six variations of forest.
On the water, you can snorkel in the Champagne Reef — naturally bubbly from geothermal vents, scuba dive with sperm whales or kayak in rivers. Here are Lonely Planet’s top picks for adventures on Dominica.
The island of Dominica is truly a one-of-a-kind destination, offering something for every fitness and experience level on land and sea. You just need to bring your sense of adventure (and a good pair of hiking shoes — one of our Dominica vacation tips).
With 300 miles of trails, from easy to advanced, Dominica boasts some of the best hiking in the Caribbean. The hardest decision may be where to start — and when to return to explore more.
Some of the most popular hiking toursare: