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Peninsula of La Caravelle - Martinique
The Peninsula of La Caravelle (Presqu’île de la Caravelle) with 15 km long and 900 m large is pointing in the Atlantic Ocean. The Peninsula of La Caravelle is one of the vestiges of the old arc (îlot of La Caravelle),
first volcanic stage of construction of Martinique (with the îlot of Saint Anne) 18 million years ago. The Peninsula of La Caravelle clearly separates the Atlantic northern coast and the Atlantic southern coast. It marks also a change of the nature of the funds. A line of fringing reefs follows the coast since the point of La Caravelle until the extreme south of the island approaching the coast until being based with it. These remainders of coasts constitute a major danger to navigation.

The end of the Peninsula of La Caravelle is a protected natural site managed by the Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique. It is classified as natural reserve for its geology, its fauna, its flora like its history.

On this site are located the ruins of legendary Château Dubuc, old den of pirates, flibustiers, traffickers of slaves and goods
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  Ruins of Château Dubuc - Ilet du Trésor   Bay of Galion - Ilet du Galion   Mangrove - Peninsula of La Caravelle   Mangrove - Peninsula of La Caravelle
Mangrove - Peninsula of La Caravelle   Peninsula of La Caravelle   Bay of Trésor - Peninsula of La Caravelle   La Caravelle Headlight
Ilet Lapin - Peninsula of La Caravelle Tartane - Peninsula of La Caravelle Mangrove - Peninsula of La Caravelle Mangrove - Peninsula of La Caravelle

 PENINSULA OF LA CARAVELLE - MARTINIQUE


 Hiking in the Peninsula of La Caravelle


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Peninsula of La Caravelle - Natural Reserve   Peninsula of La Caravelle - Natural Reserve
7 km and 3.5 hours round trip - Elevation gain : 149 meters
Level 1 (easy) - Visit of Château Dubuc - Path ONF.
Access : Tartane - Natural Reserve.
 
 



 
Natural Reserve

Two paths traced by the ONF (Office National des Forêts) furrow the Natural Reserve of the Peninsula of La Caravelle and offer several points of view on the peninsula. they make it possible to discover the multiple landscapes of the reserve: dry forest, rock coast, white sand and mangrove. The small path (1h30) explores the dry forest and the mangrove using wood runways. The long path (3h30) prolongs the small path to join the end of the peninsula, it allows the discovery of remarkable geological sites: Labradorite organ, petrified sources .
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