Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. The isle of Dominica is one of the youngest islands in the Lesser Antilles, and it is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity. It is a lush island of mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal and bird species. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture.
Dominica - looks like no other Caribbean island: sharp, steep mountain ridges rise straight up from the coast, while deep, jungly river valleys run back down. It's also strikingly rural and unspoiled, with coastal villages and mountain hamlets. The streets of the capital, Roseau, are lined with period wood and stone buildings, giving the place the feeling of a forgotten frontier town. Dominica is for nature lovers rather than package tourists, and promotes itself as 'Nature Island' - a destination for divers, hikers and naturalists. Its spectacular scenery includes protected rainforests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, bird sanctuaries and hot springs, which more than compensate for its black-sand beaches. Only citizens of former Eastern Bloc countries require visas.