Situated between Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is one of the Caribbean’s most secret islands. Its wild volcanic landscapes lead on to rugged cliffs along the coast and a lush jungle that conceals the island's mountain peaks. The nature reserve stretches out across the entire country and is crossed by the Waitukubuli Trail, passing through the Boiling Lake, hot springs, tropical forests and spectacular waterfalls dispersed around the island’s nine volcanoes. A second trail runs along the rugged coastline and opens on to the sea bordered by black and white sand beaches. The Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west also offer extraordinary sites to observe sea life, dolphins and whales, as well as underwater volcanic activity. The capital city Roseau with its brightly colored wooden house displays its full charm for carnival which takes places each year in February.