Guadeloupe is a French overseas department situated at the very eastern end of the Caribbean Sea, which technically makes it part of the European Union but not the Schengen Area.
The department is composed of 12 islands, six of which are inhabited, and boasts plenty of interesting terrains to explore. The islands are mostly mountainous, which makes hikign and canyoning quite popular.
Adrenaline seekers should head to the “Rivière Ferry” on Basse-Terre Island for a fun and thrilling day of canyoning. Jumpingl, sliding, swimming, climbing, hiking and rappelling will all be involved in the descent into the canyon as well as the ascent out of it. For those who have never tried canyoning before, this may not be for you.
Meanwhile, most hikers will opt to head to Guadeloupe National Park, which is home to La Grande Soufrière, Carbet falls and coastal mangrove forests. Various trails throughout the national park lead to loops of different sizes and plenty of options for half-day adn day-long excursions.
Kayaking through the mangroves in the national park is another popular activity.
Average daily temperatures in Guadalupe range from 25 ºC to 28ºC (77 ºF to 82 ºF). Rain is quite common throughout the year, with January through March being the driest months.
Any trip to Guadalupe will begin with a flight into Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP). From here, it is easy enough to rent a car and drive to your final destination on the island.
December to June
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