When Is the Best Time
Wavine Cyrique is a remotely located waterfall tumbling down to a beautiful beach. Don't start your hike later than 2 p.m. It's a strenuous and steep climb down to the secluded beach. The best time to experience the waterfall is during low tide.
At high tide, the waterfall plunges into the sea, and it is too dangerous IMO to get close due to the powerful waves and strong currents. This trail is slippery and muddy during or after rainfall. Using the roots for climbing becomes more challenging when wet. Check out the tide times before heading to the trailhead: Roseau tide times
Location Wavine Cyrique by Google Maps
The dry season lasts from December until May; however, showers frequently occur in the afternoon. The winter in the northern hemisphere is also the peak season in the Caribbean. The centre of Dominica is one of the wettest regions worldwide, with 7 meters of rain annually. The climate is humid tropical with day temperatures above 30°C/86°F and overnight lows dropping to 24°C/75°F on average. The highest chance for hurricanes is during the rainy season from August to October.
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Location and Tips
This hike is an old fishermen's trail and is only for experienced hikers and climbers. It is not recommended for children. Wavine Cyrique was our highlight on Dominica Island. The waterfall is isolated located not well known.
Wavine Cyrique Hike Details
To find the right starting point, we asked the local people. At the trailhead is a small house on the right. This guy had a look that we took the right trail at the top of the cliff. He expects a tip afterwards. It is a steep rope and tree root climb from the top of a cliff to the bottom. Ascending takes roughly an hour and up less than half an hour. The hike starts at the small village of Riviere Cyrique on the east coast. If you go by rental car, there is limited space for a maximum of two cars at the end of the road. Hike roughly ten minutes down on a trail with palm tree steps. When reaching the cliff's edge, you see the first strong rope. From now on, climbing straight down with ropes, tree roots, and branches is very challenging. Take your time and be careful. Again this trail is for experienced hikers wearing appropriate shoes only, not flip-flops.
Further down, you get to a ladder which was easier than it looked. At the bottom, walk to the left. You can see the waterfall at the end of the small beach. The beach/bay is on the Atlantic side therefore, the sea is rough with strong currents. It is more difficult to get close to the waterfall at high tide. During low tide, you can take a shower underneath Wavine Cyrique, which is awesome. Carry plenty of water and a snack. Enjoy the spectacular view here at the beach.