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Dominica is not the Dominican Republic, it's an island south of Guadalupe in the caribbean. There are green,lush rainforests here that cover up to 70% of the island. The island is home to a national park, the first in the Eastern Caribbean. Morne Trois Piton National Park is located here, a very lush place.
Dominica is a very quiet island, receding into the background of caribbean tourism because it is not a bountiful beach area. Instead, it is known more for it's tropical insides. But, it was here that Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed 2 and 3 in fact. It is the perfect spot to visit the 18th century because of it's remoteness.
Guess who "discovered" it?
Yes, Christopher Columbus sighted and named the island in 1493.The native tribes called the island Waitukubuli. It means "tall is her body." The British actually won this Island and were in full control by 1763. Goodby Spaniards, hello brits.
DOMINICA pirate treasure
It happened that in 1596 six Spanish fleet vessels were wrecked in what is now known as Portsmouth harbor. Then the natives stripped the boats, taking the Spanish treasure.They supposedly hid it in caves, and even when they were tortured refused to speak. There is no more about it, perhaps it is time for a treasure hunt.
The Pirates of the caribbean cast
Dominica proved to be the coolest place for some of the movies scenes. They actually filmed all over the island from water spots, mangrove swamps to tall peaks and of course the ocean.
Bubbling hot lakes and active volcanos
If you go I advise checking out the hiking, and bubbling warm lakes fed by underwater heat sources that come from the island's active volcanoes. Most of island is rocky,and mountainous, which makes it a history explorers haven.
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