La Réunion is a volcanic island. Many ancient volcanoes have collapsed leaving immense « trous (holes) » surrounded by mountains known as cirques. Mafate, one of the 3 cirques on the island, has a unique atmosphere and magnificent wild scenery, ideal for those who love nature and tranquillity. It is perfect for walking with 140km of footpaths.
Mafate is the most remote and isolated of the 3 cirques. The only way to get to it is by helicopter or on foot.
Discover the Isle of La Réunion with Gites de France de La Réunion : Cirque Cilaos, Cirque de Salazie.