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Route de la Traversee, Parc National

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
Coast along Route de la Traversee, a well-maintained tar road that cuts across Basse-Terre and offers spectacular views of Carribean tropical forests. Although the road is not very long, it does offer a few places to stop along the way. Get out to explore the national park, hike at Maison de Foret, and enjoy a picnic and a dip by the river. Be aware that the road is often wet and should be driven with caution. Take a look at our Parc National vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Route de la Traversee and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you have access to a car during your stay in Guadeloupe you should definitely drive this road. It is an interesting drive and there are plenty of places to stop and explore along the way, including...  more »
  • Especially if you're still adjusting to your standard shift car, but quite beautiful and the short walk to the waterfall, Cascade des Ecrivisses, is worthwhile.  more »
  • Scenic drive between Pointe a Pitre and Bouillante.The vegetation was lush and peaceful. Worth stopping and taking a hike.  more »