Guadeloupe: visit the Soufrière volcano

Guadeloupe: visit the Soufrière volcano

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Guadeloupe: visit the Soufrière volcano

The Soufrière volcano is one of the most visited tourist sites in Guadeloupe. It is nicknamed "vié madanm la" in Creole, which means the old lady. It is one of the nine active volcanoes of the archipelago. Located at 1467 meters of altitude, it is the highest summit of Guadeloupe and the Lesser Antilles.

La Soufrière is a still active volcano of pelean type, located inside the national park of Guadeloupe in the southern part of Basse-Terre, 12 kilometers from the prefecture and 5 kilometers from the village of Saint-Claude.

Its activity is perceived by sulfurous vapors of sulfur and acid, fumaroles and hot springs on different points of the summit. At the top, the climate is cool (15 to 22 °C).

The top of the volcano is called "la découverte", it offers you an extraordinary view of the mountainous massifs of Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding islands.   All along the ascent of the volcano, there is a very dense tropical forest. The fauna and flora of Soufriere are magnificent to discover. From the place of the Yellow Baths, you can access the Soufriere volcano. There is a parking lot for tourists.

What are the different activities to do?

  • Climb the Soufriere volcano.
  • Hiking.
  • Climbing.
  • Visit the rainforest.

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Marque: Travel
Publié dans: Travel & Discovery

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