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

Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe

Do you enjoy spending time outside? You can explore a few different hiking trails and two nature preserves in the area.

Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe is a popular nature preserve western Guadeloupe. A popular nature park on the island, Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe invites guests to take a closer look at the local habitat and the flora and fauna that it promotes.

Adventurers looking to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting places like Guadeloupe National Park Forest House. Created in 1989, this national park is 66.8 square miles of core area, 62.5 square miles of buffer zone and 14.3 square miles of marine reserve. Many of the country's most prominent habitats are exhibited here, giving visitors a chance to see it all at one major attraction.

Take a moment to look through the following chart to find out more about nature preserves and hiking spots.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location
Carbet Waterfalls Trail Access Hiking Trail 5.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Basse Terre
Cascade aux Ecrevisses Trailhead Hiking Trail 1.4 mi. West of Central Vernou
Grand Soufriere Volcano Access Hiking Trail 2.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude
Guadeloupe National Park Forest House Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.7 mi. West of Central Vernou
Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.9 mi. South of Central Cafeiere

Waterfalls

Although most tourists are attracted by the beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Guadeloupe offers some great choices, including 6 waterfalls.

The following table offers more information about waterfalls.

Waterfalls In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location
Carbet Falls First Chute Waterfall 3.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude
Carbet Falls Second Chute Waterfall 3.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude
Carbet Falls Third Chute Waterfall 4.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude
Cascade aux Ecrevisses Waterfall 1.5 mi. West of Central Vernou
Le Saut Acomat Waterfall 5.9 mi. South of Central Cafeiere
Moreau Falls Waterfall 6.8 mi. South of Central Bragelogne

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Travelers can spend some time in either of two parks, or 3 botanical gardens in Guadeloupe.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Les Jardins de Valombreuse, which is located within Guadeloupe. Set in a hilly region of the island, Les Jardins de Valombreuse is a botanical garden and family fun center where you will not only be able to view local flora and fauna, but have a lot of fun while doing it.

A second popular attraction in this category is Jardin Botanique de Deshaies. Discover all of the natural beauty of the island's natural flora and fauna with just one visit to this peaceful and well-maintained botanical garden.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are summarized here:

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 de Buckingham Botanical Garden 0.7 mi. North-Northeast 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 Basse-Terre
Place de la Victoire Park Downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre

Zoos and Aquariums

If the idea of spending some time at an aquarium sounds like fun, you should visit Aquarium de la Guadeloupe. One of the best rated French aquariums, visitors at the Aquarium de la Guadeloupe have the chance to experience more than 60 species of tropical fish. Snorkeling tours are even available with members of the staff.

Check this table to learn more.

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 popular area land formations. Other options like these in Guadeloupe are summarized in the following chart.

Land Formations In Guadeloupe
Name Type Location Island
Anse Montillor Bay 2.4 mi. Northeast of Central Anse-Bertrand Grande-Terre
Deshaies Bay Bay 2.0 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere Basse-Terre
La Citerne Volcano 3.1 mi. East of Central Saint Claude Basse-Terre
La Desirade Harbour Harbour 13.9 mi. East of Central Saint-Francois Desirade Island
Le Grande Soufriere Volcano 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Claude Basse-Terre
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
Pointe du Vieux Fort Point 2.9 mi. South of Central St. Charles Basse-Terre

Luckily, Guadeloupe has additional attractions. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, use this link.

 

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