From the mountainous Basse-Terre to the flat terrain of Grand-Terre, Guadeloupe offers travelers diverse landscapes and rich eco-tourism and camping opportunities. Most travelers interested in eco-tourism head to Basse-Terre, home to a national park.
Parc National de la Guadeloupe (http://www.guadeloupe-parcnational.com/) on the southern part of Basse-Terre is an expansive UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that covers more than 74,000 acres and includes exhilarating hiking trails, views, and waterfalls. Additionally, the active volcano of La Soufrière sits majestically inside of the park. Travelers interested in camping in the national park should contact the tourist office for additional information.
Popular campsites are located along the northwest coast of the island near Deshaies. Campground with facilities can be found at both Grand Anse Beach and Pointe-Noire. Chalets are available at St-Claude, Goyave, and other locations. Several companies in Guadeloupe also rent camping cars with which to tour and camp on the island. Try Camping Cars Evasion Tropicale at 5-90-28-79-82. Click here to read more about renting vehicles in Guadeloupe.
Eco-tourism flourishes on Basse-Terre's abundance of preserved and unspoiled land. With over 186 miles of marked trails, Parc National de la Guadeloupe is a popular hiking destination. In particular, hikes to several of Basse-Terre's waterfalls or up La Soufrière will reward travelers with refreshing swims and stunning views. Guides are available from tour companies, and travelers can also arrange to rent 4x4 vehicles or horses on their trail adventures. Other popular eco-tourism activities in Guadeloupe include sea kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, rappelling, and canyoning.
While the lure of fine French food and fashion will be significant, travelers may wish to take time to explore the flora and fauna of Guadeloupe by enjoying a number of eco-tourism activities.
Below, you'll find the two properties we know of that can help you get back to nature in Guadeloupe. Click either of their names to learn more about them, their amenties and options, and nearby places of interest. One of them could be just right for you.
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