The Basse Terre is the mountainous area.

Landforms are important, with the highest point being the La Soufrière volcano (1467m).

Most of the island is covered with tropical forest, extremely dense and moist.


It was the first settled area, the one that is still the most genuine. It contains many rivers and waterfalls (called "jumps"), pools, and hiking opportunities.


It is in the southern part the area of banana production. The National Park of Guadeloupe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, occupies most of the island.

The residents, less "invaded" by tourists than in the other island,are generally very welcoming to visitors who are interested in their country.


This island includes several ancient and typical towns, most of the distilleries as well as major parks, botanical and wildlife, or tradition oriented.


Water activities are not overlooked with magnificent diving spots, including a nature reserve and delightful beaches on the West, South and East coasts.


The Basse Terre represents on the southern coast the
starting point for Les Saintes, and on the north, the quicker access towards the mangrove swamp and Grand Cul de Sac marin.

The delay in this section in terms of tourism is narrowing thanks to local development and visitors looking for convivial structures and more "cultural" tourism.


The following pages will present a more visual and living look at the Basse Terre, split into four geographical sections, with most interesting areas that were visited. They will of course be upgraded!


The addresses mentioned for the food and accommodation are those of our partners or sponsors, and they have been tested, so we encourage everyone to favor them!!

Map of the Basse Terre (Géoportail)