Castries is the capital and largest city of Saint Lucia. It is located on the island's north coast, and has a population of 16,000 (2011 census). Castries is one of the most popular ports of call in the Caribbean.
Castries is a bustling town with a lively market, great restaurants, and plenty of nightlife. It is also home to a number of historic landmarks, including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Charlotte, and the Old French Colonial buildings in the city center.
Castries is an excellent base for exploring the rest of the island. The town is located close to the island's main airport, and there are plenty of tour operators and taxi drivers available to take you wherever you want to go.