Dominica's capital of Roseau (pronounced "roze-o"), is a densely populated market town of 20,000 where an assortment of modern buildings and pretty stone and Victorian houses line the streets, beneath the backdrop of Dominica's lush green mountains.
For an overview of the town – literally – you can hike or drive to "The Morne" for a great viewpoint. In addition to The Botanical Gardens, Roseau's popular attractions include The Old Market, Dominica Museum, and Historic Walking Tour.
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IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
Use Certified Taxi Drivers for a true Dominica Experience! A Certified Taxi Driver carries a VALID ID card and the vehicle bears a sticker issued by the Discover Dominica Authority.
Site passes are required for some sites. Passes are available from cruise agents, tour operators, National Park Officials, vendors at the sites and other locations island wide. Day passes are US $ 5 and a week pass is US $ 12.
Currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollars. US $ 1 dollar is equivalent to EC 2.67. The US dollar is widely accepted across the island.