A destination for lovers of the outdoors, indulge in your favourite activities from hiking to paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking, white water rafting and diving. The iconic Piton de la Fournaise rises above the island. This active volcano offers a challenging but rewarding trek and climb. The island is a melting pot of cultures, influenced by Africa, Europe, China and India. French and Créole are the main languages with English widely spoken as well. In 2010, the island was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers almost 40% of the island's area and coincides with the central zone of the Réunion National Park.