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What to do in Dominica: The country that banned plastic

Have you ever thought about traveling to Dominica? That's right, we're not talking about the Dominican Republic, but the island of Dominica, an island country hidden in the Caribbean Sea that is an untouched paradise full of surprises! And you know what else? Dominica has banned the use of plastic. Incredible, right?


This tropical paradise is a dream for nature lovers. Let's start with the Morne Trois Pitons Rainforest, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls and even a boiling lake. Then there's Trafalgar Falls, where you can swim in a natural pool beneath the falls. And for diving lovers, Champagne Bay is a must-see, with its underwater hot springs and vibrant marine life. We cannot forget to mention the Capital Roseau, with its charming Creole-style houses and colorful markets. And, of course, the beautiful beaches like Praia Mero.


The local currency is the East Caribbean dollar and the official language is English. For us Brazilians, a visa is required to enter the country.

Dominica is a parliamentary republic, with the Queen of England as Head of State, represented by a local President. The country has made great efforts to become the world's first "climate resilient country" by committing to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. However, despite its rich natural environment, Dominica faces challenges in terms of infrastructure and economic development.


Now, in terms of cost, traveling to Dominica can be a little more expensive than other destinations in the Caribbean due to its remote location and lack of mass tourism.

We spent 4 days in this paradise, enjoying the FORT YOUNG HOTEL.

So, let's talk about this plastic ban thing. That's right, Dominica has become one of the first countries to ban the use of certain single-use plastic items in an effort to protect its incredibly rich natural environment. An admirable initiative that we hope more countries adopt.

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