10 Reasons Why Travelers Are Wild About Reunion Island

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Photo by Jessie Beck

1. You can hike an active volcano

In the south-western corner of Reunion island sits Le Piton de la Fournaise, a world heritage site and one of the world’s only active volcanoes (the most recent eruption was in June 2014). Even so, it’s still accessible for visitors to hike up its rocky, and somewhat challenging paths and catch a glimpse inside the caldera on a clear day. Visitors can easily access the trailhead by car, and are advised to bring a rain jacket, layers, and be prepared for sudden shifts in temperature. Afterwards, warm up in front of the fire and refuel on hearty Senegalese-creole cuisine at nearby Le QG.

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