Start your hike before 2 p.m. You need enough time for the climb and to enjoy the waterfall. Best at low tide, at high tide the waterfall goes into the sea and it's difficult to get close due to the surf. Don't climb during or after rain it might be too slippery and dangerous. Roseau tide times
Best months are during the dry season from December until April. This is also the peak season. May is also possible: Less tourists on the island but also very hot and humid, which makes hiking more strenuous. Rainy season is from June to November with the possibilities of hurricanes and flash floods. This hike could be too dangerous during some days in the wet season. Driest month is March and wettest is August.
This hike is an old fishermen trail and only for experienced hikers and climbers. This climb is not recommended for children.
Wavine Cyrique was one of our highlights at Dominica. It is a steep rope and tree root climb from the top of a cliff to the bottom. To get down it took almost an hour and up less than half an hour.
The hike starts at the small village Riviere Cyrique on the east coast. If you go by rental car there are maximum two parking places at the end of the road. Hike around 10 min. down on a trail with palm tree steps. When you reach the cliff's edge you will see the first strong rope. From now on it is very challenging to climb straight down with ropes, tree roots and branches. Take your time and be careful. Furthermore down you get to a ladder which was not so difficult as it looks like. At the bottom walk to the left. You will 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. At hight tide it is more difficult to get close to the waterfall and the waterfall goes into the sea. It looks more interesting if the waterfall hits the beach.
To find the right starting point we asked the locals. At the trailhead is a small house on the right. This guy was having a look that we take the right trail to the top of the cliff. Be prepared to give him a tip afterwards.