The island of Martinique owes its existence to volcanoes, with its origins in the fault line between the tectonic plates of South America and the Caribbean. The north is particularly mountainous, and features many volcanoes such as the Carbet Mountains and the infamous Mount Pelée, which has an explosive history. The area is also blanketed in rainforest.
French and Antillean Creole
Best time to visit
Visit any part of the year for pleasant mountain climbing conditions
What's the weather like?
The region receives a tropical climate all-year round, with a cool and dry season between January and April and a hot and rainy season from June to November
Located in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern section of the Caribbean Sea is the French overseas region of Martinique. It has a population of approximately 380,000 people, with the capital being Fort-de-France. Being volcanic in origin, the island features a number of mountains, with the highest, and most infamous, being Mount Pelée, which rises to 1,397 meters
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