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The Pitons

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The Pitons Soufriere  Saint Lucia
The Pitons

St. Lucia’s iconic landmarks, these twin volcanoes tower over the coastline near Soufrière Bay. Gros Piton reaches a height of 771 meters (2,530 feet) and Petit Piton rises 743 meters (2,438 feet); the Piton Mitan Ridge connects the two. Geologically, the Pitons are volcanic plugs, cooled lava that blocks the vents of active volcanoes, and the area around them is rife with geothermal activity. Hot springs and fumaroles bring visitors to Sulphur Springs Park, which has been called the Caribbean’s only “drive-in volcano.”

Piton Mitan, St Lucia