Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
The perfect 2 days itinerary

Basse-Terre is the western half of Guadeloupe, a butterfly-shaped island group in the French West Indies. Known for its lush rainforests, beautiful waterfalls, and black sand beaches, Basse-Terre offers a unique blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The island is home to the Guadeloupe National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which includes La Soufrière volcano. Basse-Terre's capital of the same name is a charming town with colonial architecture, vibrant markets, and a relaxed Caribbean vibe.

What to do in Basse-Terre?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Basse-Terre. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Heart of Basse-Terre

Morning

Start your adventure with a hike to La Soufrière, the highest peak in the Lesser Antilles. The trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding rainforest and the Caribbean Sea. After the hike, relax at the nearby Les Bains Jaunes, a warm sulphur spring.

Afternoon

Visit the Guadeloupe National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Explore its diverse ecosystems, from dense rainforests to rushing waterfalls. Don't miss the Carbet Falls, one of the island's most stunning natural attractions.

Evening

Enjoy a traditional Creole dinner at a local restaurant in the capital city of Basse-Terre. Stroll through the city's streets to admire the colonial architecture and vibrant markets.


Day 2: Beach Day and Cultural Exploration

Morning

Head to Grande Anse Beach, one of Basse-Terre's most beautiful black sand beaches. Spend the morning swimming, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the beach.

Afternoon

Visit the Domaine de la Grivelière, a historic coffee plantation that offers insights into the island's colonial past and coffee production. Enjoy a guided tour and a coffee tasting session.

Evening

Experience the local nightlife in the town of Deshaies. Try some local rum at a beachfront bar and enjoy the laid-back Caribbean atmosphere.


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