The Pitons Management Area covers 7,188 acres on the west coast, south of Soufriere. Its two mountains, Gros Piton and Petit Piton, are one of the best things to see in St. Lucia and are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 
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Expert Review of Gros Piton and Petit Piton

Parks and Outdoors Review of Gros Piton and Petit Piton

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking,Nature,Sustainable Travel
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Bring your camera: The Twin Pitons are the most photographed landmark on the island.
  • The Gros Piton Trail begins at an interpretive center in the village of Fond Gens Libres, at the foot of the mountain. An easy nature trail next to the center leads to a lookout with panoramic views of the sea. The main trail is difficult and requires a guide.
  • The park boundaries extends into the surrounding sea, where whale sharks and short-finned pilot whales often are spotted offshore.
Two cone-shaped mountains soar some 2,500 feet straight out of the sea on the St. Lucia's southwest coast, and are known as the Twin Pitons. It's possible to hike up Gros Piton, which is a bit shorter than Petit Piton, but you must obtain

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Address:
Near Soufriere
Gros Piton Tour Guides Association Office
Fond Gens Libre
St. Lucia
Parking: Daily 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Price: $25 access fee. $45 guided tour fee.


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 758-459-9748
Price Information: $25 access fee. $45 guided tour fee.
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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