World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.5 (236 votes)

Pitons Management Area

Listed under National Parks in Saint Lucia.

  • Photo of Pitons Management Area
  • Photo of Pitons Management Area
  • Photo of Pitons Management Area
Photo of Pitons Management Area
Photo by flickr user davitydave
Pin It

The 2,909-ha site near the town of Soufriere includes the Pitons, two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (770 m and 743 m high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The volcanic complex includes a geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs. Coral reefs cover almost 60% of the site’s marine area. A survey has revealed 168 species of finfish, 60 species of cnidaria, including corals, eight molluscs, 14 sponges, 11 echinoderms, 15 arthropods and eight annelid worms. The dominant terrestrial vegetation is tropical moist forest grading to subtropical wet forest, with small areas of dry forest and wet elfin woodland on the summits. At least 148 plant species have been recorded on Gros Piton, 97 on Petit Piton and the intervening ridge, among them eight rare tree species. The Gros Piton is home to some 27 bird species (five of them endemic), three indigenous rodents, one opossum, three bats, eight reptiles and three amphibians.

Copyright © UNESCO/World Heritage Centre. All rights reserved.

Read more about this place.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Sequoia National Park

    Sequoia was only America's second national park, after Yellowstone, and its 1,635 square kilometres were declared in 1890, incl…

  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

    Given that the Rocky Mountains possess breathtaking, large-scale scenery, bear a variety of drastically different geological fe…

  • Serengeti National Park

    The name Serengeti is synonymous with safaris over wide African plains and the imagery of the animals that inhabit them. The n…

Nearby Experiences

  • The Jalousie Plantation

    A large, active resort in a truly spectacular setting, between the Pitons in the south of St Lucia. The Jalousie Plantation's 1…

  • La Dauphine Estate

    A beautiful restored great house (with a second manager's house) set on a working plantation estate just above Soufriere in the…

  • Choiseul

    Very local beach, pretty palm-backed grey strands

Related links

Contribute to this page