Guadeloupe National Park, Basse-Terre

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A UNESCO biosphere reserve, Guadeloupe National Park encompasses tropical rainforests, lush coastal forests, waterfalls, and mangroves. Explore numerous hiking trails varying in difficulty and length, or climb to the top of an active volcano, which rises to a height of 1,467 m (4812 ft). The reserve shelters around 800 different trees and flowers (including 100 types of orchids) and numerous birds and mammal species. Admire the picturesque landscape from behind the wheel, driving along the 25 km (16 mi) long Traversee road. Before you set off, it's a good idea to pick up an official brochure at the Guadeloupe tourism office. Use our Basse-Terre trip planner to visit Guadeloupe National Park on your trip to Basse-Terre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Nice park bring good shoes tracks are easy to do however it is slippery and muddy. The walk to the waterfall is easiest and can be done by everyone i saw someone in a wheelchair.  more »
  • Trail marked "tres facile" (very easy) was NOT. Hiking shoes covered in muck, made sucking sounds when trying to lift your feet. After several falls into dirt and trips on branches, we turned around....  more »
  • Peaceful without distractions. A must see.
  • Created in 1989, the Guadeloupe National Park is one of the ten national parks of France, and the first creates abroad. It is composed of a multitude of landscapes, sheltered from one of the best preserved tropical forests of the Little Antilles, exceptional marine spaces composed of cliffs, grasslands and a vast mangove. Today, its vast area of membership allows it to engage in sustainable development alongside municipalities that adhere to the map of the territory. To be recommended
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