Natural Attractions in Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe's natural attractions are a breath of fresh air

Photo credit: © Philippe GIRAUD for The Guadeloupe Island Tourist Board
 

Lush and green, with diverse terrain that spans from volcanic earth to rocky islets, Guadeloupe is a nature lovers paradise. As you tour the island, you'll encounter many indigenous plants and animals, and perhaps learn the history of how it all came to be.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like being seeing the local flaura and fauna? You can explore several different hiking trails and some nature preserves in Guadeloupe.

Take some time to look through the table below for more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location Island
Carbet Waterfalls Trail Access Hiking Trail 5.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Basse Terre None
Cascade aux Ecrevisses Trailhead Hiking Trail 1.4 mi. West of Central Vernou None
Chemins de Mangrove Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.1 mi. Northwest of Central Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Citerne Volcano Access Hiking Trail 3.2 mi. East of Central Saint Claude None
Grand Soufriere Volcano Access Hiking Trail 2.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude None
Guadeloupe National Park Forest House Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.7 mi. West of Central Vernou None
Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cafeiere Basse-Terre

Waterfalls

Even though most travelers come for the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Guadeloupe offers some interesting options, including 6 waterfalls.

The chart just below enables you to get a few details concerning waterfalls.

Waterfalls In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location Island
Carbet Falls First Chute Waterfall 3.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude None
Carbet Falls Second Chute Waterfall 3.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude None
Carbet Falls Third Chute Waterfall 4.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude None
Cascade aux Ecrevisses Waterfall 1.5 mi. West of Central Vernou None
Le Saut Acomat Waterfall 5.9 mi. South of Central Cafeiere Basse-Terre
Moreau Falls Waterfall 6.8 mi. South of Central Bragelogne Basse-Terre

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Vacationers can visit either of two parks, as well as 5 botanical gardens in Guadeloupe.

The parks and gardens available are displayed below.

Parks and Gardens In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location Island
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies Botanical Garden 2.0 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere Basse-Terre
Jardin Créole Botanical Garden 0.3 mi. West of Central Ste. Rose Basse-Terre
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante
Jardin de l'Habitation Murat Botanical Garden 0.1 mi. South of Central Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante
Le Parc Paysager de Petit Canal Park 0.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Petit-Canal Grande-Terre
Les Jardins de Valombreuse Botanical Garden 3.6 mi. South of Central Bragelogne None
Place de la Victoire Park Downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre

Zoos and Aquariums

Glance through the table just below if you want more information.

Zoos and Aquariums In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location Island/th>
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium Gosier, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Parc del Memelles Zoo 2.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Mahaut Basse-Terre

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in Guadeloupe can be seen in the table below.

Land Formations In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location Island
La Desirade Harbour Harbour 13.9 mi. East of Central Saint-Francois Desirade Island
Pointe des Chateaux Point 6.7 mi. East of Central Saint-Francois Grande-Terre
Pointe des Colibris Point 7.0 mi. East of Central Saint-Francois Grande-Terre

If you are looking for a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should cast a wider net. To find out more about other attractions for Guadeloupe, click here.

 

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