Guadeloupe National Park, Basse-Terre
(4.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
A UNESCO biosphere reserve, Guadeloupe National Park encompasses tropical rainforests, lush coastal forests, waterfalls, and mangroves. Explore numerous hiking trails varying in difficulty and length, or climb to the top of an active volcano, which rises to a height of 1,467 m (4812 ft). The reserve shelters around 800 different trees and flowers (including 100 types of orchids) and numerous birds and mammal species. Admire the picturesque landscape from behind the wheel, driving along the 25 km (16 mi) long Traversee road. Before you set off, it's a good idea to pick up an official brochure at the Guadeloupe tourism office. Guadeloupe National Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Basse-Terre Edition.
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  • This easy to get to National Park should be on your list when in Guadeloupe. The extreme lushness of the rainforest is mind-blowing and great for kids and adults alike. Some areas are cool and slightl...  more »
  • Since it was once relatively little clouds we decided spontaneously to the ascent of the "La Grande Soffrière". With 1467 m above sea the highest peak of the Lesser Antilles. Due to the diverse, tropical vegetation and sea views worth the rise for many years Alpine hikers.
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  • The Park is very well committed, well-kept records, a lot of road signs, and the internet site for hiking is great! Continue in this way is great!
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  • Peaceful without distractions. A must see.
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