Outside Magazine is a popular U.S publication focused on the outdoors, and covers travel, sports, health, fitness, and more. Their print magazine has a circulation of 687,834. Dominica was highlighted under the title “The Ultimate Warm Weather Escapes,” touching on the Waitukubuli National Trail and various sites along the trail.
These warm adventure remedies – from mountain biking in Baja to hiking in Dominica. The volcanic island is well on its way to becoming the Caribbean’s top adventure destination from since the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Dominica is working towards a different goal in becoming the first climate resilient nation. In the past few months, long awaited eco-hotels like Jungle Bay and Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski opened. But the country’s biggest draw, the 115-mile Waitikubuli Trail
The entire length can be broken up into day hikes ranging from 4 to 11.2 miles each showcasing a different aspect of Dominica dramatic topography. The first segment (4.7 miles) begins in Scotts head Village at the island southern tip with traverses wildlife, rich volcanic area and a series of sulphur springs and culminates in the seaside village of Soufriere where you can snorkle Soufriere-Scotts Head Marine Reserve, a bay filled with underwater fumaroles and colorful reefs. On segment 4 a challenge eight mile rainforest route, you’ll hit lookouts with views of five of the island peaks and traverse a deep sea gorge in the heart of Morne Trois Pitions National Park, a home to the famous boiling lake, set in a lunar landscape. Follow that with segment 10, a 4.3 mile hike through a forest that connects to the Syndicate Nature Trail where you can spot the rarest bird – Dominca National Bird the Imperial Amazon or Jaco.
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