Guadeloupe National Park

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Guadeloupe National Park
Guadeloupe National Park
Covering nearly two-thirds of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe National Park is an astounding 54,000 acres of lush rainforest, also comprising offshore mangrove and coral reefs, and an active La Grande Soufriere volcano at its center, 4,800 feet above sea level. These natural lungs of Guadeloupe are where residents flock daily to get their exercising fix, chase waterfalls, and explore at least 800 species of the island’s flora and fauna, ranging from orchid species to bats, and to the endangered agouti. Some of the island’s most well known sights rest inside the park, including the Carbet Falls and the Cascade aux Ecrevisses. The thermal pool, Les Bains Jaunes, offers a refreshing swim after conquering one the park's hiking trails, marked by difficulty level. The basic Le Pas du Roy trail leads you to a steep hiking journey to the base of the volcano, where you can get a decent view of the park’s crown, or you can continue on up to the summit if you're in shape for it. You can go self guided to explore Guadeloupe National Park, or explore with Vert Intense, an eco-friendly outfitter that knows every crevice and corner of the vast green escape, and offers canyoning.
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