Maido, Saint-Paul

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Standing like a natural balcony overlooking the island, Maido offers some of the best panoramic views over its west coast and the Mafate cirque, a remote and isolated caldera. The forest trail running up the slope is accessible by car, but the summit of this volcanic peak--sitting 2,200 m (7,218 ft) above sea level--can be reached only on foot. Along the way through the forest of tamarind trees, you will come across many popular picnic spots. Go early in the morning if you want to avoid the clouds that might obstruct the view. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Maido and many more Saint-Paul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saint-Paul trip itinerary builder.
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  • Probably the best view over Mafate, the most wild Cirque of the Island. All the mountains surrounding the Piton des Neiges present to your eyes with their majesty. If the sky is limpid you will...  more »
  • Arrived here early enough to see the view, with a few picturesque puffs of cloud, despite the distractions of further viewpoints on the drive up. Car park quite full despite low season. Lots of...  more »
  • Beautiful landscape but you need to go early for watching this amazing sunset
  • Amazing experience! Beach and mountains beautifies everything.. Treat to your senses ❤️

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