Welcome to Cilaos

The largest settlement in any of the Cirques, Cilaos sits 1200m above sea level. Developed as a spa resort at the end of the 19th century, the town's fortunes still rest on tourism, particularly hiking and canyoning, backed up by agriculture and the bottled-mineral-water industry. The area is known for the production of lentils, embroidery and wine.

Cilaos fills up quickly on weekends. But despite its popularity there are no massive hotels or blaring discos, only low-key, small-scale operations.

Top experiences in Cilaos

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.