La Grande Soufrière


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La Grande Soufrière

La Grande Soufrière is an imposing volcano located in the Guadeloupe National Park and the tallest peak in the Lesser Antilles. It is still active and has erupted several times in the last few centuries, and is thus dotted by numerous hot springs, mud pools and fumaroles, which can be explored on the approximately 2-hour hike to the top.

Do & See

Pointe-a-Pitre is compact and easily navigable, offering nicely-preserved 19th-century architecture, vibrant marketplaces, excellent museums and the lively Place de la Victoire, the central square around which much of urban life revolves. The city also serves as a great home base for exploring the nearby natural beauty of the islands, with easy access to the imposing volcano La Grande Soufrière, the Guadeloupe National Park on Basse-Terre, and the other idyllic islands that make up Guadeloupe.