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More a practical short cut than a destination by itself but offers scenic views, drive carefully

The Route is actually a short cut going up and down through the national park. As the road makes a... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
LaraKZ
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Prague, Czech Republic
Scenic Road, Drive Carefully

This road cuts through the island’s jungle interior, and is steep and twisty, so be careful. Not... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Film G
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Aurora
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Take a scenic drive through the mountains and feast your eyes on the tropical landscape of the Caribbean.
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Route is actually a short cut going up and down through the national park. As the road makes a lot of curves you`ll have to pay attention but it`s a very nice drive through forest and you can stop in a good weather at...More

Thank LaraKZ
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This road cuts through the island’s jungle interior, and is steep and twisty, so be careful. Not worth a special trip, but it’s and easy route back to Pointe-à-Pitre and a pretty drive.

Thank Film G
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We spent more time on the D23 than we expected since our luggage was delayed for several days and to avoid waiting for delivery some in our party traveled the D23 several times during our week-long stay in Basse Terre. The road is scenic and...More

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Windy road in some areas. Beautiful, peaceful drive through the forest. Clean roads. Be sure to stop at the waterfall. Take a few stops and enjoy the scenic views.

Thank Fbroz
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The route cuts through the middle of Basse-Terre. It divides the island in halves and offers great views while driving. One can also make stops on the way and admire jungle or waterfalls.

Thank DnlDrlk
Reviewed 17 November 2017

If you have a car, I would take the drive. We had to pull over when it started pouring, but if you take your time with the twists and turns, you'll be able to see a vastly different part of the island. It's a beautiful...More

Thank 103Katherine
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A nice diversion from the beach passing mountain scenery, waterfalls, well maintained road with good grip in wet conditions, a good route over to the coast.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This road starts in Point au Pitre and crosses the island of Basse Terre. It winds through rain forest and there are plenty of nice stops. The road itself is beautiful even if you don't stop. We just loved maison de la foret!

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you have access to a car during your stay in Guadeloupe you should definitely drive this road. It is an interesting drive and there are plenty of places to stop and explore along the way, including Cascade des Ecrevisses.

Thank IanInSouthport
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Especially if you're still adjusting to your standard shift car, but quite beautiful and the short walk to the waterfall, Cascade des Ecrivisses, is worthwhile.

Thank si101503
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