THE GOSIER

The name of this town, the Gosier, come from large pelicans, alas a quite extinct species.  A nice representation can be seen on one of the main crossroads of the town.  In itself, the agglomeration is not really interesting.

Located east of Pointe à Pitre it was heavily concreted in the days of the hotel boom. Marina, entertainment and excursions, "Club Med" style which seduced many tourists who look for comfort, stunning landscapes and sun.

 

For some time now the trend of tourism is changing , so the appearance of the place is going in the right direction. Still a lot of changes to do! But, wandering along the streets, you may discover some very typical Creole houses.

 

The place is beautiful, with pleasant beaches in the town center, such as La Datcha (illuminated at night) and Anse Tabarin, both of course very busy but easily accessible.

 

The great appeal of the village comes from Gosier Islet, located a few hundred meters from the coast. You can even reach it by swimming, but it can be dangerous because of the numerous small boats sailing there. With its small lighthouse there, uninhabited, the islet is a miniature paradise with its beaches, turquoise waters and translucent seabed. For a cheap price a small boat will take you there and back you up. On the islet, a friendly small restaurant, but not opened every day! A pleasant ballad with beautiful views of the coastline and Basse Terre.

statue, gosier, pélican, grande terre, guadeloupe As a symbol of the town, the Gosier is portrayed in tne main street.

The town of GOSIER

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The Islet GOSIER

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A small trip to the ISLET GOSIER

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If the city is not that attractive, it nevertheless is a place to stay in the Grande Terre. First because it is close to the nightlife and shopping places but also by its geographical position : Point of departure to the south coast, Le Gosier is also very close to the ring road of Pointe à Pitre, therefore all access to the north of the Grande Terre and all areas of the Basse Terre.