Callinago Beach

Frolick in the water or lay out on the beach. When the sun becomes too much, head for one of the nearby palms to keep you cool.

Located in Gosier, Callinago Beach is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will probably like Callinago Beach. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Callinago Beach is a small crescent-shaped beach backed by the Callinago Hotel. Palm trees line the beach and proved a lush backdrop of shade.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are many types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Guadeloupe, but having a meal on the beach can be especially fun. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Callinago Beach. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests hoping for a break from the hot sun will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. Callinago Beach is mainly populated with guests of the Callinago Hotel.

Callinago Beach as well as its availability of conveniences will be located inside a major tourist area. With this in mind, if you feel that these amenities are a deciding factor, it will be an appropriate idea to arrive earlier in the morning before most of the other tourists come or even going to a more secluded beach further away. If you arrive later, you could risk all those comforts being overcrowded.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Casino du Gosier, which is one of the closest attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like The Bitasyon (one of the closest to Callinago Beach) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of Guadeloupe.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Callinago Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino du Gosier Casino 0.2 mi. NW Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 0.7 mi. E Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 0.7 mi. E Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 0.8 mi. ENE Grande-Terre
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.9 mi. SE Grande-Terre
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 1.0 mi. N Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Callinago Beach is close to Pointe A Pitre, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Pointe A Pitre is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Pointe A Pitre is not far away, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors will find a good range of hotel options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Callinago Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Arawak 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 0.2 mi. WNW Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. WNW Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 0.4 mi. WNW Resort
Canella Beach 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 0.6 mi. ENE Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Safari Pizza is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Italian cuisine. They are also famous for their pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Callinago Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Safari Pizza (069) 047-9279 Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. NW
Le Flibustier (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 International Informal 0.5 mi. NW
La Veranda (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 Creole, French, International Informal 0.5 mi. WNW
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual 0.5 mi. NNE
Coco Kafé (059) 093-6302 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Le Tam Tam (069) 053-0860 Creole Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Village Soleil 05.90.908576 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. NW
Le Planteur 0590-90-88-74 Caribbean, French Informal 1.4 mi. WNW
Pinkberries (059) 021-8626 French Very Casual 1.9 mi. WNW
Des Saveurs et Des Mots (059) 082-0294 French Very Casual 2.0 mi. WNW
Zoo Rock Cafe (059) 090-7777 Creole, French Very Casual 2.0 mi. WNW
La Voile Blanche (059) 090-2579 Creole Informal 2.0 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grande-Terre, so if Callinago Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Callinago Beach is what you're looking for, consider checking out Ilet du Gosier, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located three quarters of a mile to the east-southeast. Catch a ferry boat to Illet du Gosier, where you can enjoy excellent snorkeling. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Creole Beach. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Pointe des Salines, located not a great distance away, meaning a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Guadeloupe has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Callinago Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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